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

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 Scrubby pines, birch, and willows grow through the rotting logs of abandoned cottages. Grass grows knee-high out of asphalt. Groves of trees and dense underbrush obscure views of landmarks. Thick blankets of leaves cover old, decaying, unused roads.

Nature is slowly reclaiming the exclusion zone.

Below, check out a haunting original recording of the Pripyat evacuation.