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Pretty cool stuff, I'm hoping to visit there next year whilst some friends of ours are living in Kiev
OTHERWISE CHERNOBYL FALLOUT
Richard Herring to thread please
Just outside Yuris headquarters is the monument to the firemen who died after the explosion. The monument was erected by the firemen themselves.
those fairground pics :S
it sounds mental. He was given a geiger counter and it would shoot up whenever he stood near airvents and while they were walking around his guide would point and say "Don't go over there, too radioactive".
Btw due to political wranglings it's v difficult for tourists to get into Chernobyl at the moment. You have to apply for special research visitor/scientist status to get in. My colleague got to stay the night in the scientists' lodgings, sounded amazing.
My friend is a diplomat and is going to be posted to Kiev for the next three years, I'll enquire with him about how we get to go
seems as though that tour company he used should be able to get people in. Also if your mate is diplomat he can go anywhere the hell he pleases right??
He was posted in Georgia last, was there when Russia invaded - pretty nasty stuff
And it looks like the tours will be back on come November!
i can't help but feel this was a waste of taxpayers' money
Alan Hansen might actually have gone.
chernobyl museum in kyiv though - undoubtedly the most depressing place ive ever been though
That last photo with the abandoned gas mask in the school... chilling