Belorussian zone of exclusion is called,- radiation ecological forest reserve. Most of the villages are out of way. Many have no roads, the only way to get there is driving some tractor or walking by foot.
If tired, there will always be a bench to sit on..
Or we can stand looking at Chernobyl Niagara. Radiation level is here is as in Kiev, standing on this bridge is safer then standing on many bridges of european cities.. but then it is Chernie, you can walk a few kms away from here and get a dose. Geiger counter must be turned on.
Finally, here is village. Nameless.
It is hard for me to describe what I feel, when I come in a village with no people, but I will try- first is a feeling, like I got deaf. The silence is tremendous. No birds singing, no wind, nothing that can break this silence. Villages more picturesque then towns, houses and sheds do not look real. All look painted and I feel, like I walk inside of this painting.
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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