it is safe to be in the open air in Pripyat, it is inside the houses that the danger lies. I went for a short excursion with doctor, he said taking such walk with no special radiation detecting device is the same as to walk through minefiled without mine-detector.

doors are open, just make sure it is safe, push the door and you will see how people left everything 18 years ago.

a new beginning

People had to leave everything, from photos of their grandparents to cars. Their clothes, cash and passports has been changed by state authorities. This is incredible, people lived, had homes, country houses, garages, motorcyles, cars, money, friends and relatives, people had their life, each in own niche and then in a matter of hours this world fall in pieces and everything goes to dogs and after few hours trip with some army vehicle one stands under some shower, washing away radiation and then step in a new life, naked with no home, no friends, no money, no past and with very doubtful future.

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