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Chernobyl backwater - a place where, before the accident, old ships were collected for disposal or repair, turned into a cemetery of radioactive barges and ships.
Back in the days of the Soviet authorities, this place gathered children from all over the region who wanted to climb around abandoned ships that were brought here for repairs and which were doomed to become scrap metal.
Photo: The old barge
Immediately after the accident, the ships carrying radioactive cargoes went in their last voyage here. A huge number of them still stands on the last berth, where they slowly become covered with rust and disappear under the water. One day they will be swallowed up by the waters of the quiet backwater of the Pripyat River and they will be symbolically buried in this cemetery of ships and barges.
Photo: Cemetery of barges and ships in Pripyat, © Harry Seager
Cemetery of barges and abandoned ships on the mapLocation: Pripyat
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Abandoned cargo port
In an old godforsaken quiet pier, on the sandy bank of the river, only a few rusty old port cranes remind that there was once a new cargo port.26
At the entrance to Pripyat the impressive size sign with the name of the city is located. It looks like the monument, but for USSR it was too normal.6
NPP observation deck
You can see the sarcophagus, which is covering the fourth reactor, and the other parts of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant right from here.12
The abandoned Polissya Hotel in the center of a Pripyat ghost town, where in April 1986 the liquidators of the accident were based.14
Azure Swimming Pool
Before the catastrophe, Azure Swimming Pool was a very beautiful place. Here the townspeople and visitors of the city came to swim and relax.13
The monument in honour of the first Union of Soviet Socialist Republics leader is still located in the deserted dismal Chernobyl city.8
Shortly before the Chernobyl disaster, here, in Pripyat, located in a couple kilometers from the power plant, the construction of the KGB building began.6
An amazingly tempting and simultaneously frightening place, which has become popular thank to many games and movies - is truly worthy of its reputation.12
Until April 1986, Pripyat Prometheus cinema was the most popular place for meetings and leisure activities by watching films and visiting inner canteen.7
The most contaminated with radiation area around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was named a 30-kilometer exclusion zone.17