Ukraine Opens Chernobyl for Tourism

If you are into that Zombie crap, Ukraine is opening up quarantined Chernobyl zone for tourists. I can only imagine it to be popular between zombie lovers and amateur photographers.


The zone has been accessible to visitors only with permission from a special department of the Emergency Ministry, which ran the tours.

The ministry said it would now authorise private companies to carry out guided tours of the area.

The sad truth is that the scenery is the attraction — not the history. You must not forget that generations were wiped out creating gaps in the demographic. This disaster has crippled Ukraine due to Russia's mismanagement; or did it bring fame in the mid-stages of Ukrainian independence?

Here are some photos Pripyat, an abandoned city in the zone of alienation, from Collin Davis's gallery: