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Surreal images of a place frozen in time

Chernobyl was the first nuclear power plant in the Soviet Ukraine.  Recently the HBO's dramatic series "Chernobyl" has boosted interest in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster, which happened more than 30 years ago, on April 26, 1986.   After the Chernobyl reactor exploded radioactive particles quickly dispersed into the surrounding area.  It took Soviet authorities a full day to order Pripyat citizens to evacuate and relocate between 200,000 and 400,00 people. The official short-term death toll was just 31. Estimates of those who perished afterwards vary between 4,000 and 93,000. Authorities declared a so-called exclusion zone covering 18 miles (30 kilometers) around the site of the explosion, and the abandoned towns remain uninhabited to this day.  The Prime Minister at the time, Mikhail Gorbachev,  said that the USSR spent $18 billion on containment and decontamination.

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A decaying ferris wheel stands in the abandoned amusement park in the city center of Prypiat, Chernobyl exclusion zone.

A ferris wheel stands in the ghost town of Pripyat not far from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on May 11, 2019 in Pripyat, Ukraine. On April 26, 1986 reactor number four exploded after a safety test went wrong, spreading radiation over thousands of square kilometers in different directions. The nearby town of Pripyat, which had a population of approximately 40,000 and housed the plant workers and their families, was evacuated and has been abandoned ever since

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Pripyat Amusement Park

Pripyat is an abandoned city in northern Ukraine, near the border with Belarus.Named after the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 by the time it was evacuated, a few days after the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster.The Pripyat amusement park was to be opened on May 1, 1986, in time for the May Day celebrations but the plans were interrupted when on April 26 the Chernobyl disaster occurred a few kilometers away. The park was opened for a couple of hours on April 27 to keep the city people entertained before the announcement to evacuate the city was made. Today, the park, and in particular the Ferris wheel, are a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster

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Enormous abandoned Duga radar within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

The colossal radar was built for the early detection of enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles launches. It is a huge lattice mega-structure with 150 meters height and system is aligned in a row 750 m. Duga was a most secret and grandiose object of the whole Soviet Union. Shot in sunny summer day in vertical mode