35 Years After Chernobyl – What the City of Pripyat Looks Like Today

Boiler suits on display in the Ukrainian National Chornobyl Museum. Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo: Shutterstock)

On April 28, 1986, at 9:00 P.M., under pressure from Sweden, who recorded high radiation levels coming from the Chernobyl Power Plant from over one-thousand kilometers away, the Soviet Union released the following message:

“There has been an accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. One of the nuclear reactors was damaged. The effects of the accident are being remedied. Assistance has been provided to any affected people. An investigative commission has been set up.”