We are on railway station, in Vilcha. Last passanger train went through this station some 18 years ago, since then the only freight trains from nuclear plant are passing through.

Vilcha was the forth biggest place in Chernobyl area. It is located on the border between Ukraine and Belorussia. Town is radiactive, in a first five years after catastrophe, the level of radioactive isotopes of caesium reached 60 curie/ square km, Plutonium-0.7 curie/ square km, strontium 15 curie/ square km. This level of radiation was deadly for humans, so no one lives in this town since 1986.

Here is my ninja, looking at the windows of some empty school.

When you travel through the deserted place in the night, then the beam of you motorbike is only lamp that shinning in a whole town, it goes through the frameless doors and windows like x-ray. At night you see more then you see in the day.

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Front page... ...Time to leave ... ... Wormwood ... The bread basket ... Coming to Vilcha ... Night Chernie ... Alpha, Beta, Gamma ... Gap on the map ... Nameless village ... Smirnoffka ... Perpetual president ... Grave of unknown soldier in unknown village ... In a capital of a Wolves Land ... Chimney and fridge ... Poleskoye downtown ... Saving the capital ... End of journey ...

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