01.08.2019

The village Buriakivka

Abandoned village of Chornobyl district

Buryakivka is a former village located in the 10-km zone of compulsory resettlement, 50 kilometers north-west from the former district center, the city of Chornobyl and 12 kilometers west from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. 

In literary sources, the village was first mentioned in the middle of the XIX century.

Administratively, Buryakivka used to be submitted to the village council of Rechitsa village .

Before the Chernobyl accident, 226 people lived in the village, there were 131 courtyards. After the disaster of 1986, residents were resettled to the villages of Makarovsky district of Kiev region.

The village was officially deregistered as a settlement in 1999.

It is known that in the village of Buryakivka lived the last years of his life, died and was buried the second cousin of Taras Shevchenko - Varfolomey Shevchenko.

Buryakivka is famous for one of the symbols of the Exclusion Zone - the liquidators equipment platform - the burial ground of the same name,being located literally 4 kilometers south of the village.

PZRO (Point of Radioactive Waste Disposal ) "Buryakivka" is a trench-drainage basin (repository) of radioactive waste.

PZRO was established in the first months of work to eliminate the consequences of the accident. Decontamination of buildings and premises, clearing the territories of the industrial site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, all this led to the fact that huge amount of radioactive wastes was generated, which already then had to be located somewhere.

Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone.


A visit to the Buryakivka PZRO is possible on multi-day tours. To visit this object, you must first clarify the nuances in the company CHERNONYL ADVENTURE.

Today, there are 15 routes in the Exclusion Zone, which you can coordinate with the manager of our company. Such objects as Buryakivka, recreation centers, pioneer camps, a trip to the “selfsettlers”, a visit to Krasno village - Left Bank of Pripyat, exploration of the Pripyat plant “Jupiter”, the unfinished 5th power unit of the Chernobyl NPP is available in private or multi-day tours. Regarding the day trip, we recommend it to those who are just getting acquainted with the restricted area. This format of the tour includes all the sights that are en route Dityatki - Chernobyl - ChNPP - Pripyat - Dityatki. In memory of visiting Chernobyl, Pripyat and Chernobyl NPP you can buy souvenirs from us. Register right now and soon you will be able to visit a place that you will hardly ever forget.