The thing I found most interesting about Chernobyl is the fact that it caused tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. People who haven’t returned, even until today. The event occurred at an interesting time: on the eve of the collapse of the Soviet Union, during the cold war. Prip’yat, the biggest town inhabited almost exclusively by workers of the power plant, is a real life museum.
One can still see the remains of the communist society. It was interesting, for example, to browse through children’s books and find pictures of Lenin, or to walk through supermarkets and find old posters of Soviet leaders. In this photo report, I attempt to share a bit of the unique feeling that this place offers.