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Mar 28, 2004 6:08 pm

Chernobyl Ghost Town Site

I'm not a big believer in posting links to web stories, because one's appreciation of them is so subjective. However, this narrative, with pictures, of a motorcycle ride to the ghost town near Chernobyl that remains frozen in time when it was evacuated on April 26, 1986, is nothing short of amazing. Perhaps it's been posted elsewhere on the web before, and if so, my apologies for treating it as brand new. You can make political points about the state's, especially the Soviet state's, inability to manage a nuclear facility, but the human tragedy here is compelling as is the narrator's appreciation of it, broken English aside. I'd say "enjoy" but that's not the right word. Just take a look at it.

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