Abandoned But Beautiful: Pripyat

In Ukraine you can find Pripyat. An abandoned city in northern Ukraine.


Pripyat was founded on February the 4th in 1970. The ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In 1979 it was officially proclaimed. In 1986 the city was was vacated a few days after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Access to Pripyat is now restricted. But it wasn’t like that before the disaster. Nuclear power stations were seen by the Soviet Union as safer than other types of power plants. Nuclear power stations were presented as being an achievement of Soviet engineering, where nuclear power was harnessed for peaceful projects. The original plan was to build the plant only 25 km from Kiev (Ukraine’s capital city).

The Ukrainian Academy of Sciences expressed concern about it being too close to the city. As a result, the power station and Pripyat were built at their current locations: About 100 km from Kiev. After the disaster, the city Pripyat was evacuated in two days.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s