In the forest near the giant antenna Duga-1, a town was built for the military units serving at the facility. Chernobyl-2 had all the necessary infrastructure for a comfortable life. The town had its own shop, kindergarten, school, club, greenhouses, fire and sanitary facilities, two hotels, and even its own Green Theater. The residential complex for 1,500 people consisted of five 5-story buildings located on the town’s only street, Kurchatov. Now this abandoned site is one of the most popular places in the Zone. The children’s amusement park deserves special attention here. It was built mainly from materials left over from the construction of the antenna. The hill, built of radar reverberators, was illuminated in the evening by a lantern attached to a pole made from a geological drill.

Chernobyl 2


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