The village Ilovnytsia

The village of Ilovnytsia and Pioneer camp "Fairytale"

     Ilovnytsia is an abandoned village, located 23 kilometers south of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, on the right bank of the Uzh River, not far from the village of Rudnya-Veresnya.


     The time of foundation and origin of the name of the village is not established. It is known that in 1864 only 71 people lived in the village, and in 1887 there were already 150 inhabitants. Here people were mainly engaged in arable farming. In the village there was also a sawmill owned by the company Dityatkovo paper mill.


     In Soviet times, before the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the village was subordinate to the Rozsokha village council. The population was 110 inhabitants.


     After the accident at the NPP on April 26, 1986, the village was resettled due to heavy pollution, the inhabitants were resettled in the village Kolonshchina of Makarov district. Officially removed from the register in 1999.


     In the north of the village Ilovnitsa, in the pine forests, there is a fairytale camp. Pioneer camp was intended for summer holidays that children of employees of nuclear power plants could spend there. In 1986, the nuclear power plant personnel was evacuated here, the engineers who lived here for another couple of years, serving the nuclear power plant.



Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

     To visit the pioneer camp "FairyTale" and the village Ilovnytsia it is possible in the multi-day and private excursions. To do this, go to the calendar of tours and select the most appropriate format for group or individually (private) tour.


     At one time this place was really fabulous - a paradise. On the territory of the camp there are two-storey buildings in which the kids were resting. You can meet different sculptural images of fairy-tale characters, such as the three-headed serpent Gorynych, the wooden figurines “Lion and the Turtle” from the popular children's song “I'm in the Sun”, the wooden figurine from the cartoon “The Bremen Town Musicians”, etc.


     In 1986, about 80 settlements were evacuated. Each village of the Polesia Territory has a special appearance, different state of preservation and indescribable atmosphere.


     For your comfort, you can familiarize yourself with the options of one-day and multi-day excursions to the Chernobyl zone and choose the appropriate format for a group or individual (private) tour.

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