Hospital No. 126

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As mentioned previously, Wednesday was an exceptionally busy day. After visiting the Cafe Pripyat we headed across the street to the cities large Hospital No. 126, the hospital complex comprises of five main buildings with a few smaller outbuildings, we just concentrated on the largest of the Read more

Racing Around Pripyat [Part 1]

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After the previous days brief trip into Pripyat, we returned for a very busy day. Over the course of the Wednesday we would visit over 20 different buildings in Pripyat, it was quite intense. We entered Pripyat along the now heavily wooded Lenin Avenue and got out of the bus adjacent to Lenin Read more

Up High in Pripyat - No.12 Heroes of Stalingrad Street

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Pripyat is a city in northern Ukraine, not far from the border with Belarus. It was founded on the 4th of February 1970 and was named after the nearby Pripyat River. It was designated as as the Soviet Union's ninth nuclear city, purpose built to house the workforce of the new Chernobyl Nuclear Read more

Duga-1 Control Buildings and Chernobyl-2 Military Town

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In order to operate the Duga OTH radar system, a vast array of buildings was necessary to contain all of the control hardware and operational facilities. As mentioned previously, with this being a top secret facility it was necessary to build a self contained military town (Chernobyl-2) to house Read more

Duga-1 Receiver

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Duga was an over-the-horizon radar system used as part of the Soviet anti-ballistic missile early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl and Chernihiv in the Ukrainian SSR, the other in eastern Siberia. Read more

Chernobyl 2017

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On the 26th April 1986 a catastrophic nuclear accident occurred in the No.4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the city of Pripyat within what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, part of the Soviet Union. It was one of only two accidents Read more

North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke on Trent - 2016/2017

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The origins of the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary can be traced back to quite humble beginnings, with the original Dispensary and House of Recovery that were constructed in Etruria in 1804. It wasn’t long before the hospital had outgrown its buildings and in 1819 the first Infirmary was Read more