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Despite numerous political events in recent months, the work on the construction of project “New Safe Confinement” at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in abandoned Pripyat city continues. This project is also known as “The Arch”.

March 31, 2014, the process of moving of the eastern part of “New Safe Confinement” began. The weight of this arched structure is 12600 tons. Photos by Chernobyl NPP

Construction of "New Safe Confinement" for Chernobyl NPP, Ukraine, photo 1

unique structure


“Ordzhonikidze GOK” (mining and processing plant) located in Dnepropetrovsk region is Ukraine’s largest producer of manganese ore developed only open way. The plant produces about 70% of manganese ore in the country.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a lot of quarries were closed and abandoned. That’s why, nowadays, we can see the following picturesque post-apocalyptic scenery.

Post-apocalyptic mining machinery, Ukraine photo 1

post-apocalyptic world


The State Aviation Museum of Ukraine (Zhulyany) was opened in 2003. Today, this museum located in Kiev is the largest history and technology museum in the country. The exposure of the museum has nearly 70 planes and helicopters.

Of additional interest is the fact that the museum is located very close to the airport “Kiev” (Zhulyany), the runway lies only about 100 meters away behind a transparent wall. Photos by Valentin Rukomoynikov

Reconnaissance plane Anatra-Anasal (1917-1918)

The state aviation museum, Kiev, Ukraine photo 1


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Sarcophagus built over the fourth power unit of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat deteriorates. The danger if it collapses is largely determined by how much radioactive material is inside it.

According to official data, the figure is 95% of what it was at the time of the accident. If it is correct, then the destruction of sarcophagus can lead to very high radioactive emissions. Photos: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Chernobyl nuclear power station new sarcophagus, Ukraine photo 1


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Abandoned nuclear power plant in Crimea

The construction of Crimean nuclear power plant began in 1975. The plan was to build the station providing the electricity for the entire Crimea. In 1984, it was proclaimed the All-Union Komsomol construction project.

Abandoned Crimean nuclear power plant view 1


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State Museum of Aviation of Ukraine

State museum of aviation is Ukraine’s largest technical museum. The museum is located in Kiev, near Zhulyany airport. It was opened to visitors September 30, 2003 on the eve of the 100th anniversary of world aviation and 80 years of aviation of Ukraine. The collection includes various helicopters, fighter planes, airliners.

Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, April 1 – October 30: 10.00-19.00; November 1 to March 31: 10.00-17.00. Address: Kiev, Medovaya Street, 1.

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