16.11.2018

The village Krasno

Abandoned village of Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.

The village of Krasno is an abandoned village, located on the left bank of the Pripyat River, six kilometers from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, twenty-five kilometers from the former regional center - the city of Chernobyl and six kilometers from the border with Belarus.

The first written mention of the Krasno village dates back to 1685. Residents of the village were mainly engaged in farming, fishing and cultivating. It is known that the village had four mills, a four-year school, a post office and a savings bank.

In 1800, the Church of the Archangel Michael was built in the village. By the church there was a parochial school. In 1926, the abbot of the temple was convicted, and it was closed. Thanks to the villagers, the church in times of war was saved. Today it is in good condition. However, after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the church was looted by marauders. Every year, former residents come to Krasno on memorial days and visit the temple. At the same time in the church services are conducted. Also, very rarely, but still, Orthodox pilgrims travel here, overcoming almost thirty kilometers on an old, shaking bus, along a narrow road from Chernobyl. Much more often in the church of the Archangel Michael appear stalkers who come here for an overnight stay. And of course, official tourists who visit the Exclusion Zone in multi-day excursions.

Interestingly, in 2015, a couple of young people from the United States, in the temple of the Archangel Michael with all the rites, with a priest, held wedding. They were granted special permission from the administration of the Zone to get married in this historic place.

In the Soviet period, Krasno was subordinated to Mashevo village council. Before the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, about 325 inhabitants lived in the village. After the accident  the village was evacuated on May 3, due to heavy contamination with radionuclides, and it was officially deregistered only in 1999.

Excursions to the Chernobyl Zone, the city of Chernobyl, Chernobyl NPP, Pripyat.

The village of Krasno is oficially included in one of the touristic routes approved by the Administration of Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.
The CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE team invites you to explore the left bank of the Pripyat River and visit its surroundings, which are relatively normal condition and have partially survived to this day. You will personally be able to visit the largest open-air museum. See the monuments that changed the history of the USSR. Our professional guides will not only show you interesting and memorable objects and locations in the restricted area, but also tell you a story that was divided into stages before and after. To visit the Chernobyl Zone, more thoughtfully, calmly, without haste, we suggest taking advantage of multi-day tours. In this format, it is possible to visit villages, the Yanov railway station, explore the city of Pripyat in more detail, the Jupiter plant, visit recreation centers and pioneer camps, liquidation equipment and much more. So historically it happened that the territory of Polissia is a very rich and beautiful territory. Therefore, book a tour right now, and soon you will go on a journey that you will hardly ever forget. See you on the tour!