- Published: Friday, 01 July 2016 13:37
Pripyat was meant to be a model of a modern sovjet city. This model should prove that the communist idea of a better society has become real. The beautiful reality of Pripyat town. The ideal town were the workers of the four nearby nuclear power plants are harmoniously leaving with their families. A lot of children lived in Pripyat. The future generation of this glorious ideology. Thanks to technology and science life becomes better and better. Mankind should profit of the development and earn the fruits of their work. In a promotion movie from the eighties you can see the happy life of Pripyats inhabitants.
Pripyat had everything needed for a good life. Schools, supermarkets, restaurants, a cultural center with cinemas, theater, concert hall. Sport facilities, a stadium for football and athletics, a hospital and a lunapark was ready to open on first of May.
The lunapark never opened. First of May 1986 Pripyat the ideal city for the future was abandoned. Two days before the inhabitants had to leave the city. They were told to take only few necessary things, they were told to come back soon. They never came back. They left behind their whole life. In the night of 26 April 1986 block four of the nuclear power plant Chernobyl, two kilometers away from Pripyat exploded. This explosion changed Pripyat to a landmark. You can visit it and you can still measure the radiation. And it will go on.