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Chernobyl (Чернобыль)


Chernobyl is an old Medieval Russian/ Ukrainian town in modern day north Ukraine. However it is most famous for its Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant that became a witness of the Chernobyl disaster on the afternoon of April 27, 1986. While the city itself is fairly modest, its neigbour, Pripyat, became the face of the tragedy. Founded just few years before the disaster, Pripyat was the face of progress in urban architecture and engineering of the future.





Location: Kiev oblast

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Chernobyl founded: 1193

Pripyat founded: 4 February 1970




Description of Chernobyl

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Chernobyl and Book of Revelations (Apocalypses)

Revelation 8:11 "And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became bitter; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."


Now it might seem like a long shot to tie events on the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant to some man who was imprisoned on a island in the Aegean Sea centuries before the event have occurred. However John of Patmos might have predicted this event long time ago. The key is in the name of Chernobyl (Чернобыль). This is a derivative of a Russian word "chernobylnik" (чернобыльник). This term describes a plant that is commonly found in the area. Its English equivalent is (surprise, surprise) "wormwood".


Chernobyl - a Soviet ghost town, which was abandoned after the worst nuclear accident that occurred early in the morning of April 26, 1986. On this tragic date one of the four nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded. Plant leaked radioactive material into an atmosphere. Moscow initially was slow to acknowledge what happened, but after high radiation detected in Sweden, and later in other countries of Western Europe it became clear that something extraordinary occurred in Soviet Union. However in the city of Pripyat near Chernobyl nuclear plant no one sounded emergency in the first hours after the tragedy struck. Residents of Pripyat have been taken out only days after the accident. They were initially promised to return home in two to three days. Thus most left their things at place.


Now, after more than 20 years, Chernobyl became alive again. But few people live in the vicinity of Chernobil. Instead of people this region was overtaken by European bison (known locally as zubr), wolves, deer and other animals that were not seen in these parts for centuries. Ironically, the Chernobyl accident has this city return to nature.


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Former Chernobyl Kindergarten

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Chernobyl cemetery for machines


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