Vladimir Shves came to Slavutych in 1986 to help with construction and never left. After the evacuation, thousands of Chernobyl workers needed new homes. Construction workers poured in from eight Soviet republics. More than 10,000 workers erected the new city in two years.
This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in 2013. The photos come from Forster Rothbart’s two long-term documentary...more »
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