Chernobyl – a city with a special status

What do we know about Chernobyl, apart from the Chernobyl accident? But this was once an ordinary Soviet town in the Kiev region, which was stuck in the distant 1986 ..

Recently we visited Chernobyl. A small and clean city with a special status. “Alive-inanimate” ..

Chernobyl (Ukrainian Chornobil derivative of the plant “Chernobylnik”, Artemisia vulgaris) – the city of Ivankivsky district of the Kiev region of Ukraine.

Chernobyl is located on the Pripyat River, near its confluence with the Kiev Reservoir.

It is notorious for the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Before the accident in the city lived about 13 thousand people. According to the All-Ukrainian Census of 2001, Chernobyl (like Pripyat) was referred to the cities “without the population”. Currently, less than a thousand people live in the city: employees of institutions and enterprises of the Exclusion Zone and the unconditional guaranteed resettlement of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, working on a shift basis, and self-villages (84 self-residents according to February 2017 data). The distance to Kiev in a straight line – 83 km, along the roads – 115 km. Located 12 km south-east of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. .

A commemorative sign in Chernobyl, dedicated to the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant: “The wormwood.” The third angel sounded, and a big star fell from the sky, burning like a lamp, and fell on a third of the rivers and springs of water. Name this star “wormwood”; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many of the people died from the waters, because they became bitter (Rev. 8: 10-11). ”

Alley of memory to villages that became uninhabitable after an accident at the station:

One of the houses in Chernobyl. On the wall the sign “Here lives the owner of the house” is hung:

Already a time-resolved house, not far from residential buildings:

Cemetery of ships in Chernobyl:

The monument to the firefighters who took the first blow, “Those who saved the world”: ”

Details of the Chernobyl disaster, see our website: