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Tomorrow (26 April, 2014) is the 28th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster in Ukraine. I went there in 2009 and have never published the photos … Read More
Tomorrow (26 April, 2014) is the 28th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster in Ukraine. I went there in 2009 and have never published the photos until now... "Named for the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 before being evacuated a few days after the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster" - Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster) Read Less
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Nuclear Pripyat: In Chernobyl's Shadow
 
26 April, 2014 marked the 28th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster in Ukraine. I went there in 2009 and have never published the photos until now.
 Reactor 5
Guarded Entrance to Pripyat
"Named for the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 before being evacuated a few days after the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster" - Wikipedia
 
Sign reads: ... And fell from the sky a big star,
Burning like a lamp.
And fell it on the third part of the rivers
And the sources of water.
The name of this star is "wormwood."
 
Sign reads:  "The work of a doctor is indeed the most productive work. By protecting us and repairing our health, the doctor helps the society gain strength, which would otherwise be gone without his care".
 
- N.G. Chernyshevsky
(prominent Russian intellectual in the pre-revolutionary period.)
A Patient's Log dated a Year before the disaster
 
Sign reads: "It is not enough to be able to read; one needs to learn how to think, too."
 
Translation: "Lenin... It is hard to comprehend the magnitude and genius of this man. Lenin is the Party, Lenin is the Revolution, Lenin is the Soviet dominance, Lenin is our State.
Hospital Waiting Room
Children's Day Care
 
 
A Bible rests on a patient's bed
.