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Not Only Pripyat – The Rest of the Chernobyl Zone

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is more than just the power plant and the city of Pripyat. There are tons of forgotten villages, objects and places to explore. Here are some examples in images.

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is large and covers an area about 2600 square meters. A large part of the zone is located in Belarus and I will show you that side later on. All pictures here are from Ukrainian soil. So, let’s get outside the city of Pripyat. Click for larger images.

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This house wasn’t located in a forest. It was actually in a pretty big village with kindergarten and grocery store. Now the village is a forest.
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The interior of “Palace of Culture” in the village. During Soviet times, 137.000 Palace of Culture was built.

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Empty windows…

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Memories from some villagers happenings in life before the disaster.
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The hammer and sickle are hidden among trees. The Party isn’t ruling anymore. Times are changing. Built year of this building is 1959.
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A memorial of one village’s heroes in the Great War.
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Right before the entrance to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and the checkpoint.
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Old, maybe contaminated vehicles and junk stored in many places after the disaster.
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St. Elijah church. The only active church left in the zone.
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Shipwrecks on Pripyat River.
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The Pripyat River was once busy.
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I remembrance of someone.
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The road straight to the heart of the disaster.
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Inside on unfinished cooling tower made for the expansion of the Chernobyl powerplant.
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When wandering around the area, you will get a company.
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Banks of the Pripyat River.
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Among outbuildings at the home of an illegal settler.
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Curious moose.

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