20.09.2018

The White House and the Rainbow store in Pripyat

 

Lenin Avenue 32/13 "White House" in the city of Pripyat.


     Pripyat is an abandoned city. There are approximately 12 thousand apartments in the city, which are increasingly affected by marauders. Now houses are almost no different from each other, but each has its own story.

     Being in the center of Pripyat, we can see the famous nine-story “White House”, which is located on the corner of Kurchatov Street and 32/13 Lenin Avenue. “The White House” - people nicknamed it as a joke, as party and civilian leaders lived in it, and the leadership of the nuclear power plant lived, including the director of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Viktor Petrovich Bryukhanov. Soviet slogans “Glory to Lenin! Glory to the party! ”During the life of the city, the house was considered“ elite ”as it is located in the very center of Pripyat, where the windows overlook the central square.

     Now the "White House" is in a very poor condition. We categorically do not recommend going inside the house, as plaster, tiles crumble, walls in cracks, which only increase over time. Near the house, the famous Pripyat fox Semen is often found, who always does not mind eating some delicacies from tourists.

     On the corner of the house, you can take a picture against the background of the famous yellow telephone box, which was the prototype in the frames during the filming of the television series “Moths” (Ukrainian four-part series directed by Vitaliy Vorobyov, which was released in 2013 on the 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, which is based on real events) .


Shop "Rainbow" in the city of Pripyat.


     Also to the "White House", on the ground floor, is the Pripyat store No. 1 "Rainbow". "Rainbow" - a city store in which they sold radio goods, stationery, auto parts, household goods. On the eve of the accident, the store was supposed to open a salon for servicing the bride and groom, since the city is very young and there were many weddings. The salon was almost ready, the hall was made of white marble with gold decorations. But not destined ... After the accident, things began to be demolished here from Pripyat apartments: televisions, washing machines, electric stoves, pianos, sewing machines. After that, the store was placed under the alarm. This was done so that things from the apartments were not plundered by looters, and a store in the city center was easier to guard, as it was in a prominent place. In general, all these things still remained inside the store, but the marauders still got here, the remains of furniture, gas stoves, etc. are scattered in the trading floor of the store. Probably, if it weren’t for the accident, now the sign “Rainbow” was replaced with some kind of “ATB” or “Fora”.

 

Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone.


     If you have long wanted to visit the Chernobyl zone and the city of Pripyat, you just need to choose the right date and sign up in the calendar of tours. In addition to planned excursion trips, we recommend ordering an individual excursion to Chernobyl and Pripyat for yourself or a group with your friends, colleagues, relatives. You yourself can choose the locations that you would like to visit in the Chernobyl zone, or we can offer you the most interesting route options. With our company you have a unique opportunity to study the villages of the former Chernobyl region, to visit the “dumpers” (people who, after evacuation, returned to the exclusion zone and continue to live in their homes), see the preserved churches in the exclusion zone, explore the city Pripyat, visit the burial grounds and sedimentation tanks of equipment that took part in the aftermath of the accident, will go to former pioneer camps and recreation centers, tell the secrets of the super-secret town of Chernobyl-2, which is not found on any car those. To do this, just sign up for any date in the calendar of tours, or call us. There are quite a lot of interesting objects in Pripyat and Chernobyl, so we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the options for one-day and multi-day tours to the Chernobyl zone and choose the appropriate format for a group or individually (private) tour. We recommend renting a personal dosimeter - a device for measuring background radiation, which will constantly inform you about the level of radiation conditions in the area where you are. In memory of visiting the Chernobyl zone, you can buy souvenirs from us. For our guests, we provide a special “tourist kit” which includes: water, wet and dry wipes, company leaflet, respirator. Follow the instructions of the attendant, be careful and careful when walking. Thank you for choosing CHERNONYL ADVENTURE for your trip to Chernobyl.

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