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Secret soviet radar Duga

Former secret soviet object radar Duga-1

The former top-secret system Duga-1 has become a gigantic monument to the Cold War. Object “Duga-1” is an over-the-horizon radar station for early detection of launches of intercontinental missiles. The complex located near Chernobyl, Chernobyl-2, was engaged in scanning the territory of North America during the years of the Cold War. […]

Red forest sign

Red forest near Pripyat

During the explosion of the reactor, a large amount of radioactive dust was taken over by a pine forest near the station on the road to Pripyat. A high dose of radiation led to the death of trees and staining of needles in red. The forest was bulldozed and buried. […]

Ferris wheel in Pripyat

Walking in Pripyat

The city of Pripyat began to be built in 1970 as a satellite city of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Pripyat was originally planned as an exemplary city of superior comfort. Houses with better apartments, kindergartens, large spacious schools, a palace of culture, a stadium, a recreation park and much […]