Winter in Pripyat Before and After the accident

I finally had an opportunity to spend few days in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone during winter, so without further ado let’s go back in time to the 1980’s Soviet Union.

 

Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident - Pripyat 1970 sign
Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident – Police Officers posing in front of a Pripyat 1970 sign

 

Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident - Pripyat 1970 sign
Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident – Pripyat 1970 sign

 

"Pulsar" band in Pripyat before and after the accident
“Pulsar” band in Pripyat few months before the accident – Ivan Chemezov, Oleg Lomonosov, Nikolay Khardin, Sergey Isakov, Sergey Puchkov and Vladimir Dudorov posing under the Palace of Culture “Energetik”. Photo taken in 1985.

 

Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident - Palace of Culture Energetik
Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident – Palace of Culture Energetik

 

Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident - Hotel Polissya
Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident – Hotel Polissya

 

Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident - Hotel Polissya
Winter in Pripyat Before and After the Accident – Hotel Polissya

 

 

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Establishing the rightful owner of the “before” photographs was difficult due to the number of copies shared online. Many of those I used belong to PRIPYAT.COM project with permission for non-commercial use and can be found in the gallery here: http://pripyat.com/gallery/pripyat-do-avarii.html

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