Ukraine is where the world-famous Chernobyl and Pripyat ghost towns can be found. These locations are iconic for photographers and explorers.
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On 26th April 1986 a steam explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant sent radioactive plumes into the atmosphere, which had global consequences.
Pripyiat was seen as a modern and luxurious Soviet city. This gallery features Pripyat post office, cafe on the river and supermarket we visited.
Duga-3 was part of the Soviet Union missile warning system during the Cold War. Nicknamed "Russian Woodpecker" due to its tapping noise of its broadcasts.
Firefighters from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant were taken to Pripyat Hospital No. 126. Baby cots lay empty in an abandoned maternity ward.
Pripyat Azure Swimming Pool (Lazúrnyj) is located in Pripyat. Several sports halls exist around the city, including one at Chernobyl-2 Military Base.
An abandoned Pripyat Middle School No. 3 which was abandoned during the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster. Gas mask litter several rooms and halls.
The Palace of Culture Energetik is an abandoned "Palaces of Culture" in Pripyat; it is located nearby the Music School. Both were abandoned in 1986.
The Pripyat amusement park was due to open on 1st May 1986, but everything changed on 26th of April when the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster occurred.