Polish Stalkers Turned The Lights On In Pripyat, 31 Years After Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

Polish Stalkers Turned The Lights On In Pripyat, 31 Years After Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Pripyat is a radioactive ghost town just outside Chernobyl, the site of the infamous nuclear disaster in 1986. Deep within the Exclusion Zone, the city has been permanently evacuated. Because of the contamination, officially you can’t live there, although 200 or so defiant oldster locals still do. They just kept on going back to their houses until the officials gave up.

More info: Facebook, Twitter (h/t: extremetech)

Disaster junkies and radioactivity enthusiasts flock from all over the world to make their nuclear pilgrimage to Chernobyl. There’s a shuttle from Kiev, frequent official tours, even a hotel you can stay overnight in.

The group tags itself “Naprowmieniowani.” The expedition, and its associated photoset, have been making their way rapidly through Russian-language social media.

“We wanted to prove that if Soviet technology doesn’t fail instantly, it’ll last forever,” they declared.


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