23:14 GMT +324 February 2018
Listen Live
    Photo

    Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light

    Get short URL
    2130
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    • Greetings, Stalker. Chernobyl Area From an Unusual Angle
    • Greetings, Stalker: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Portrayed in a New Light
    © Photo: Vladimir Migutin
    The monumental pathway with the names of the evacuated villages.

    Thirty-one years after disaster struck the Chernobyl power nuclear power plant near Pripyat, people are still fascinated by the area. And so is photographer Vladimir Migutin.

    Migutin has captured the surreal images of the so-called Exclusion Zone through an infrared filter. An area of 30 kilometers in all directions from the plant is largely unpopulated with the exception of about 300 residents who refuse to leave. It is, however, frequented by tourists and "stalkers" ever since the Ukrainian goverment opened up the sealed zone around the reactor in 2011. You can also take a look at the photographer's Instagram page to see even more of his unique work.

    Related:

    New Theory Says First 1986 Explosion at Chernobyl Was Small Nuclear Blast
    WATCH Polish Tourists Launch Ferris Wheel in Abandoned Chernobyl Area (VIDEO)
    Specter of Chernobyl: Ukraine 'Losing Control' of Its Nuclear Facilities
    Tags:
    Radiation, Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Chernobyl disaster, Chernobyl, Pripyat
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment

    More photos

    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
      Last update: 19:56 24.02.2018
      19:56 24.02.2018

      The Best From 2018's Underwater Photographer of the Year

      In a competition where contestants from around the world submitted 5,000 pictures, German photographer Tobias Friedrich won the title of Underwater Photographer of the Year.

      28
    • This Week in Pictures (February 17-23)
      Last update: 14:30 23.02.2018
      14:30 23.02.2018

      This Week in Pictures (February 17-23)

      From Alina Zagitova setting a new world record at the Winter Olympics and London Fashion Week to the Fergie Fiasco at the NBA All-Star Game and anti-gun protests in the US: we've got this week's most striking images lined up for you in Sputnik's photo gallery.

      26
    • For the Motherland: Red Army on Soviet Posters
      Last update: 20:17 22.02.2018
      20:17 22.02.2018

      'For the Motherland': Red Army on Soviet Posters

      As the national Defender of the Fatherland Day has wives and girlfriends shopping for small gifts all over Russia, we look back at how Soviet propaganda glorified the military visually.

      15
    • Radical opposition supporters on a barricade on Institutskaya Street in Kiev. (File)
      Last update: 19:58 21.02.2018
      19:58 21.02.2018

      Remembering Feb. 21, the Day When Maidan Supplanted the Ukrainian Constitution

      Instead of becoming the framework for a peaceful transition of power, the Agreement on settlement of political crisis in Ukraine ultimately untied the hands of the opposition and allowed them to capture government buildings without resistance, forcing the legitimate then-President Yanukovych out of country.

      7