03.10.2019

The village Rudnia-Veresnia

Abandoned village in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

     Rudnia-Veresnia is an abandoned village, located in the south of the former district center,the city of Chernobyl (the distance to Chernobyl is 13 km). The river Veresnia flows in the village. In the north of the village the river Uzh flows.

 

     Not far from the village passes the main road of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone "checkpoint Dityatki - Chernobyl", through which the working personnel and tourist groups travel.

 

     The time of foundation of the village is not established. It is known that in 1864, 119 people lived there, and in 1887 - already more than 200 inhabitants, apart from the Orthodox in Rudnia-Veresnia lived several dozen Catholics, there were also Jews.

 

     1900 319 people lived in the village engaged mainly in arable farming. Also, there was a blacksmith shop.

     In Soviet times, Rudnia-Veresnia was in jurisdiction of Cherevach village council.

     On the eve of the Chernobyl accident, the population was 194 inhabitants, there were 101 yards.

 

     After the accident at the NPP on April 26, 1986, the village was resettled due to severe contamination with radionuclides, residents were resettled in the village of Zrayka and Lobachev in Volodarsky District. Officially removed from the register in 1999.

 

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


     Although several decades have passed since the accident, the village is not very much overgrown. At the moment, there are several dozen houses in disrepair and a couple of buildings used for agricultural purposes. Two kilometers west is the uninhabited Ilovnitsa village and the Fairytale pioneer camp. Nearby is the recreation center of Dovzhenko's  film studio.

     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.