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Chernobyl: Duga 3 ‘Steel Yard’ Radar – April 2015

History (from wikipedia) Duga 3 was was a Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) radar system used as part of the Soviet ABM early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl and Chernihiv in what was then called the Ukrainian SSR (present-day Ukraine), the other in eastern Siberia. The Duga systems were extremely powerful, over 10 MW in some cases, and broadcast in the shortwave radio bands. They appeared without warning,…

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Maria and Ivan Ivanovitch Paryshiv village Chernobyl Pripyat Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Chernobyl: Ivan and Maria Ivanovitch, Paryshiv village – April 2015

History After the disaster Ivan and his wife Maria were evacuated to an apartment block near Kiev. Hating the city, within two years they returned to their village just a few miles from the Chernobyl power plant, where they have steadfastly remained ever since. Today in their 80s they share what remains of Paryshiv village with just three other residents. Our visit It was a privilege to meet Ivan and Maria. Ivan in particular seemed to really enjoy the attention,…

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Chernobyl: Smaragd / Emerald Children’s holiday camp – April 2015

History (abridged from here) The ‘Emerald’ summer camp was a holiday resort of some 100 cabins set in a pine grove near to Chernobyl. Featuring a cinema, shop, library, ballroom and boat station many of the cabins were also painted with children’s cartoon characters. In the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster some of the ‘liquidators’ tasked with decontaminating the area settled and made use of the cabins. Three decades on, the deserted remains stand abandoned in the woods… As always,…

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