If you know anything about the television show “Chernobyl” or if you’re a student of history, you probably know about the nuclear disaster that occurred in what was the Soviet Union on April 26, 1986.
This story is certainly a tragedy that claimed lots of lives, displacing and even killing thousands of people. Believe it or not, it is now actually safe to visit the exclusion zone which was evacuated and still remains uninhabited after the disaster.
The town that was closest to the nuclear power plant, Pripyat, is a focus of these tours, and for good reason. While the Soviet Union is long gone, it turns out that Pripyat is a place where people can experience what life looked like in the country in the 21st century.
The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, leaving the singular society that once defined it behind. Since Pripyat was abandoned in 1986, however, it’s still possible to see how people once lived in the Soviet Union.
Formerly-inhabited houses and apartments are often a stop on Chernobyl tours in Pripyat, and the old-style decorations and living conditions perfectly represent what life was like in the country.
It’s also possible to walk through schools, shops, and even a children’s amusement that are representative of what life was once like under the regime.
Don’t miss your chance to see what Soviet society really looked out while in Ukraine on a tour of Pripyat!