“I only went back once. I couldn’t stop crying.”
— Galina Dondukova, former Pripyat kindergarten director
Dolls lay scattered on a classroom floor of the Solntsye kindergarten in Pripyat, the abandoned city one mile from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. A closed Soviet city with population 49,360, Pripyat was built to house workers at Chernobyl.
Today Pripyat is an eerie ghost town. Any valuables have long-since been stolen, but the...more »
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