Rare photos of Pripyat after the Chernobyl accident
We offer you an interesting selection of very rare photos of Pripyat after the accident. Here are the photos in the first years after the evacuation of people.
Pripyat (Ukrainian Pripyat) is an abandoned city in the Kiev region of Ukraine.
The city is located on the bank of the Pripyat River, 2 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, not far from the border with the Republic of Belarus. The distance to Kiev is 94 km.
Pripyat was founded in 1970
Founded on February 4, 1970.
Pripyat received the city status in 1979 on the basis of the resolution of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR No. 1264/686.
The main reason for the foundation of the city was the construction and subsequent operation of one of the largest nuclear power plants in Europe, the Chernobyl – city-forming enterprise, which gave Pripyat the title of nuclear city. Pripyat became the ninth in the Soviet Union atomograd.
Pripyat population of about 50 000 people
According to the last census conducted before the evacuation (in November 1985), the population was 47,500 people and 27 nationalities. The annual population growth at that time was more than 1500 people, among which about 800 were newborns, and approximately 500-600 people – who came to permanent residence from different regions of the Soviet Union.
Pripyat rare photos – unique material
Archival photos allow you to compare how Pripyat has changed over 30 years without people
And now look at what Pripyat looks like in 2017