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Rare photos of Chernobyl NPP

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Rare photos that were taken by Victoria Ivleva in 1990. For these photos, Victoria received the main prize of the World Press Photo photo contest in the category "Science and Technology". The photographs gained fame abroad, but in our country they were practically not published.

Nikon and Igor Mikhailov and Victoria Ivlev

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Left: My "fonivshiy" Nikon. We scrubbed it for quite some time. As a "scour" had to use pure medical alcohol, nothing else helped.

Right: Igor Mikhailov and Victoria Ivlev after a hike to the Central Reactor Hall of the fourth reactor.

Turbine in the engine room

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Dosimetrists Yuri Kobzar on the approach to the stairs leading to the central reactor hall

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Many people think that Yura is shining from radiation - this is not so. Just on top of his white suit he wears a special plastic one. The sensation of luminescence comes from the very strong light of the spotlights, which the guys have installed themselves, so as not to work in complete darkness.

Piping in the engine room

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Machine room 4th block. Light rays come from holes in the sarcophagus

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Control panel of the 4th block

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Dosimetrists Igor Mikhailov and Yuri Kobzar walk the corridors of the station inside the fourth block

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Dosimetrist Igor Mikhailov in the central reactor hall

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The “branch”, which goes from the feet of Mikhailov from left to right, is part of the “Helena” who has risen to the priest, so everyone called the reactor cover

White foam "Radez" - a radiation deactivator that all station staff had to wash

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All station staff, and especially the 4th unit, were required to undergo a special radiation test when they left work.

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If the employee was not “clean” enough, the red light came on and the turnstile did not work. Then it was necessary to come back and once again wash in the soul, applying "Radez".

Still life from Soviet times, shot in the vicinity of the station

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Measurement of radiation levels in the town of Chernobyl, where the staff of the Kurchatov Institute Integrated Expedition lived after the accident

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Abandoned pond overlooking the Ferris wheel, which will never work

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The color of the pond speaks only of duckweed and has nothing to do with radiation.

Kindergarten in the city of Pripyat and Lenin in the abandoned kindergarten of Pripyat

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Left: Kindergarten in the city of Pripyat, from which all residents were evacuated.

Right: Lenin, who settled down now forever in an abandoned kindergarten in the city of Pripyat.

Bedroom in kindergarten in Pripyat

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