30.10.2019

The village Otashiv

Right bank of Prypiat river.

Otashiv - the former village, which is located on the right bank of Pripyat river, 28 kilometers from the city of Chernobyl.

The village is located in the south-eastern part of the Exclusion Zone.

The time of foundation of the village is unknown.

At one time, Otashiv had its own chapel, which for a long time belonged to the parish of the Virgin's Nativity Church in the village of Ladyzhichi.

Before the Chernobyl accident there were about 60 yards, 71 people lived.

The village was a good place for recreation, it is located on the peninsula of the Kyiv reservoir. Not only the residents of the surrounding settlements, but even the people of Kyiv rested here, because the White Stork recreation center and a hunting base existed on the bank of the Pripyat River. Therefore, vacationers could easily pick berries, mushrooms or hunt here.

Near the village was a wharf - "Artifice", and for many channels and ducts, Otashiv was called "Chernobyl Venice."

In the 1960s, the area near the village of Otashiv was investigated as an area for the construction of a nuclear power plant. But, due to frequent flooding of the Pripyat River, this idea was abandoned.

Currently, up to a dozen “self-settlers” live in the village, who, besides their gardens, are actively engaged in fishing. There it's possible to see different fishing rods, nets, boats of different types, and other fishing gear, which, incidentally, is very typical for this area.

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

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.