Vladik and Igor, contaminated lands - Ukraine



The Ukraine 2015


The story behind the photo:


Vladik, 7 years old his one year younger brother Igor live with their family in a small village called Radinka. Radinka is a highly contaminated village located 300 meters from the border with the Chernobyl exclusion zone. After the incident in the Chernobyl power plant a 30 km radius exclusion zone was created by artificially dividing the province of Polessie (province of northern Ukraine) and positioning the village of Radinka in zone 4 of radioactive contamination, the area with less contamination, despite the high contamination levels. 35 years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, Radinka and the other villages in Ivankiv province are the example of what there is around the Chernobyl exclusion zone: a highly contaminated and inhabited area, totally forgotten.


From the project "Chernobyl Stories" The Ukraine 2014-2019

Vladik and Igor, contaminated lands


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