Post Office in Chernobyl

Post Office in Chernobyl

Post office in abandoned Pripyat city, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

This phrase is written in the upper left corner of the famous panel, which appeared in many films about the Exclusion Zone, and even in a clip by Pink Floyd. It is located in a white building with a recognizable decor on Sergeant Lazarev Street. Located here were the City Communications Center, the Delivery Department, and the City Broadcasting Editorial Board. It was from this building that Pripyat radio broadcaster Nina Melnik made the announcement on April 27, 1986, about the evacuation of residents in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Post Office in Chernobyl 2

The floor of the central hall is littered with envelopes, postcards, telegrams, blank forms, and documents with seals. A panel-painting with the figures of a girl and a cosmonaut, a horseman, an ancient Egyptian scribe, medieval city dwellers, a caravan, and trains are peeling badly, but, oddly enough, still impresses visitors with its bright colors.


This article was published in the book Interesting Chernobyl.
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