Thousands of villagers had to leave
their homes where they have lived for decades after the Chernobyl disaster.
In the first days after the
explosion, a helicopter crashed near the reactor. None of the crew survived. On the photo:
unique shots of the helicopter crash in Chernobyl.
Those who sacrificed their health
and lives to localize the catastrophe included firemen, engineers, military men and
pilots. Many of them have already died. On the photo: a monument to the pilots who died at
The sign says: "Dangerous!
Detailed information about the
Chernobyl catastrophe has been concealed from local and foreign mass media for a long
time.Only several months later, foreign journalists were allowed to the area. On the
photo: first foreign journalists arrive at the site of the tragedy.