Haunting Footage From Abandoned Chernobyl

Nearly 30 years have passed since the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The city has since been abandoned, yet it is still full of relics of a place that once was: where memories were forged, where families lived, and where life–and a model one, at that–was possible. Pripyat, the town forged next to the nuclear plant, was meant to be a model nuclear city, a testament to Soviet strength and ingenuity.

History clouds that vision, though, reminding us instead of the transience of politics and power. As photographer Danny Cooke said, “there was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us”.

If you enjoyed the video above, be sure to see these fantastic photographs of Chernobyl and Pripyat:

Abandoned Chernobyl Box Office
Abandoned Chernobyl Trucks
Abandoned Chernobyl Pool
Abandoned Chernobyl Cart
Haunting Footage From Abandoned Chernobyl
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Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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