The village Lubianka

Abandoned village of Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

     Lubyanka - a former village in the western part of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, located next to the ten-kilometer perimeter of the Exclusion Zone.

     The history of Lubyanka begins in the 17th century.

     Pottery craftsmanship was actively developed in the village, there was an eight-year school, a club and a library.


     The village had a wooden St. Nicholas Church, which was built in the 1630s. But the wooden church was dismantled in 1755 through an emergency condition. In the same year a new church was built, which burned down during a fire in 1765. In 1770, a new wooden church was built on the site of the burnt down church. In 1850, the Church of St. Nicholas became listed to the Holy Assumption Church in the village of Stechanka. The distance between the villages is about 20 kilometers along the road. St. Nicholas Church was destroyed during the Soviet era.


     In Soviet times, Lubyanka was the center of the village council, which included villages of Bovishche and Vilshanka.

     Before the accident, 612 inhabitants lived here.

     In 1986, during the evacuation, residents were relocated to the Vasilkovsky district of the Kiev region, as well as to the Borodyansky district of the Kiev region in the new village of Lubyanka.


     But not everyone was evacuated. The collective farm management left some residents, so to speak, to keep order, in order not to plunder property, etc. - for the time of evacuation. So, several dozen dealing with such  "watching" and later remained in the village. For 2018, in the village of Lubyanka there was only one resident - an elderly lady. 


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

     Lubianka is oficially included in one of the routes approved by the government for visitors. The Chernobyl Zone is very rich in history. In 1986, about 80 settlements were evacuated. Each village of the Polesia Territory has a special appearance, safety and indescribable atmosphere. Our team of professionals in CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE, will not only tell you about these places, but also show you the most secret corners of the restricted area. Chernobyl Exclusion Zone - is the open-air monument (museum). At one point, everything stopped at around April 26th. People resettled, and the objects remained.

      We invite you to visit these unique objects: Duga-1 radar station for tracking missile launches in the United States during the Cold War; the Jupiter plant in Pripyat, which was rumored to produce not only radio engineering, but also systems for the defense needs of the USSR; the unfinished 5th power unit of the ChNPP; equipment of liquidators and much more.

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