The Ghosts Of Pripyat

Davy Russell
Aug 15, 2020 · 16 min read

Pripyat, Ukraine. Population zero. Ground zero for the worst nuclear disaster in history.

Pripyat was evacuated within days of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on April 26, 1986, turning a bustling city of just under 50,000 people into a veritable ghost town.

Since that date, the city has been abandoned, sitting right in the middle of the “Zone of Alienation”, a 260 square kilometer area surrounding…