During the night, April 26, 1986, a
packed train Moscow - Khmelnytskiy passed close to Chernobyl Atomic Station through the
rails still warm from radioactive dust. Many of the train’s passengers later died or
became disabled due to this trip. On the photo: the railways close to Chernobyl.
Chernobyl disaster turned thousands
of acres of fertile land into lifeless desert.Agricultural products grown on these lands
turn into lethal poison. On the photo: a sign “Radioactive danger: planting and
gathering agricultural products and cattle breeding is forbidden.”
Before 1986, Polissya region was
perceived as the most ecologically clean and beautiful region of Ukraine. After the
catastrophe, Polissya forests have absorbed enormous amounts of radiation.
This unique museum contains copies
of signs of cities and villages, which ceased existence after the Chernobyl disaster. The
number of people evacuated from the lethal zone exceeded 100,000 people. On the photo: at
one time all these signs showed the entrance to populated towns and villages and people
were working and children were playing. Now these settlements are abandoned.
The catastrophe started here. The
experiment which lead to the explosion at the Chernobyl 4th reactor was started from this