23.12.2018

The village Kryva Gora

The left bank of Prypiat river

Kriva Gora is an abandoned village located on the left bank of Pripyat River, 7 kilometers to the south from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and 12 kilometers to the north from the former district center of Chernobyl. 

From the north, the village is surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped mountain, hence the name of the village - Kriva Gora.

The time of foundation of the village is not established. It is known that in 1886 246 people lived in the village, in 1900 - 310 inhabitants lived, there were 64 courtyards.

Residents of the village were engaged mainly in agriculture, and proximity to the river Pripyat, made it possible to engage in rafting on the Dnipro and Pripyat rivers.

During World War II, the village was completely burned by the Nazis. 35 residents - participants of the war - gained government awards.

Until the 1970s, Krivaya Gora was the center of the village council, to which the village of Starolesye was subordinated, that was located a couple of kilometers to the south. Later the village council was liquidated, until 1986 the village was subordinated to the village council of Zimovishche village.

There was a literacy school in the village, a club, a library, a mill and a forge, and the "Pripyatsky" collective farm.

The population before the Chernobyl accident - 300 people. Residents were resettled in the village of Lukashi and Rudnitskoe in Baryshevsky district of Kiev region.

Now all the houses are in disrepair, only the reminders to the fellow villagers who died during the Second World War have been preserved.

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

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is a museum of the Soviet era, frozen in time. This area is simply overgrown with myths, legends, stories about mutants and zombies. The company CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE organizes regular trips to the restricted area for both day trips and two-day tours. Our tourist routes around the Chernobyl Zone are legal and safe.

Since 1986, more than 80 settlements have been evacuated on the territory of Kiev and Zhytomyr regions, this territory will be called the Zone of Alienation, since life on this area will be impossible for at least another two thousand years. The Polissya Territory is very rich in history. The CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE team will not only tell you the facts about the restricted area, but also show the most interesting locations and objects. You can explore the Jupiter plant in Pripyat, explore the unfinished 5th power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, visit recreation centers, pioneer camps, see the liquidators' equipment, you can go deep into the forests to the once-secret military facility Chernobyl-2 (Duga-1). Everything will depend on your wishes, and what format of excursion you would choose.