About Zone

The events, which had happened at this territory, have changed the course of our civilization. In the dark night of April 26, 1986, the reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded and fired a scorching-hot fountain of radiation into the environment. In several weeks the Chernobyl radiation traveled with the winds all over the world, making the idiocy of then-probable nuclear war plain-obvious, and thus leading to the cease of nuclear confrontation of two then-superpowers.



chernobyl view

Nature, freed in the zone from human pressure and left to itself, shows here the power and diversity of natural forces in full swing.

   Abandoned islands of civilization - two towns, settlements and villages – tens of thousands of former human dwellings in total – are engulfed by proliferating vegetation and wildlife.

 Radiation makes the zone particularly interesting. Despite being invisible, the presence of radiation in amounts, exceeding the natural background, in the central part of the zone may be the zone’s most valuable cultural memorial. Now in the zone at the ground lays, in the thousand times decreased scale, the picture of contamination after the large-scale Chernobyl radiation incident. This picture is extremely intricate, interesting and representative for radiation, chemical, terrorist accidents – and, fortunately, already safe for visitors.


chernobyl view


Where else one can learn what should or shouldn’t be feared in now-quite-probable radiation accidents and terrorist attacks? How to avoid radiation injuries? What is the natural phenomenon of radiation in general, how does it spread in environment?
   The Chernobyl Zone – as a site of the important historical event, as an ensemble of hundreds unique technical and cultural monuments, as a natural phenomenon – rightfully deserves inclusion into the UNESCO list of the world heritage sites and conversion into the national cultural and natural park.