Ukraine eyes UNESCO status for abandoned Chernobyl wasteland
Children's beds are seen in a kindergarten near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the abandoned city of Primore
The abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. A mothballed nuclear power station surromore
Hoping that such an assignation could mean more funding and more tourists, the government has begun a process more
A Soviet made over-the-horizon (OTH) radar system "Duga" near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. REUTERSmore
An elk on an empty road in the Chernobyl zone. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
On April 26, 1986 a reactor at the plant, located some 108 km (67 miles) north of the capital Kyiv, exploded dmore
An interior view of a house in the abandoned village of Zalissya, near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. REUTmore
A house is seen in the abandoned village of Poliske near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Thousands later sumore
"We believe that putting Chernobyl on the UNESCO heritage list is a first and important step towards having thmore
"The importance of the Chernobyl zone lays far beyond Ukraine's borders ... It is not only about commemorationmore
Before sending an application to the UN, locations seeking UNESCO protection had to be included on a national more
Tkachenko said he hoped that Chernobyl, which had already become a popular site for adventure tourists before more
The coat of arms of the Soviet Union on the roof of a building in the abandoned city of Pripyat. REUTERS/Gleb more
Most of the area around the abandoned nuclear plant is a wilderness of empty buildings, scrubland and rubble. more
The reactor hall of the stopped third bloc at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
A calendar on the wall of a house in the abandoned village of Zalissya. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
A vintage doll, which was placed by a visitor, is seen on a bed at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Primore
Remains of burnt houses in the abandoned village of Poliske in the Chernobyl zone. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
An elk is seen within a burnt forest in the Chernobyl zone. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
The control center of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
A house in the abandoned village of Zalissya. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
An interior view of a house in the abandoned village of Zalissya. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
A Przewalski's horse is seen in a burnt forest in the Chernobyl zone, Ukraine April 12, 2021. Picture taken Apmore
A New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chemore
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