The village Varovychi

Forgotten village in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

     Varovychi is an abandoned village, located in the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone, 45 kilometers south-west of the former district center, the city of Chernobyl.

     Near the village was found 30 mounds.

     The first written mention of the village is dated in 1543. Varovychi is mentioned in the charter of the Polish king Sigismund, issued to the Mikhailovsky Golden-domed monastery.

     In 1886, the population was 731 Orthodox, 144 Catholics and 85 Jews — a total of 960 people.


     In the first half of the 18th century, the Church of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva was built in Varovychi. In 1858, a major overhaul was carried out and the church was rebuilt. Instead of the old church in 1906, a new wooden Holy Spirit Church was built and consecrated.

     The following villages belonged to the parish church: Novy Mir, Buda-Varovichi, Kliviny, Kovshilovka, Pavlovichi, Rudnya. By the temple functioned parochial school. Like most of the churches of the Polesia region, the temple of the Holy Spirit was destroyed during the Soviet era.


     In 1931 there were 412 courtyards in the village.

     Residents of the village were engaged mainly in agriculture.

     After the Chernobyl disaster, on May 14, 1986, the residents were relocated to the new village of Varovichi in Vasilkovsky district of Kiev region.

     Due to the lack of residents, the village of Varovichi was officially removed from the register as a settlement in 1999.


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

     The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is a territory known almost to everyone. This area has become so popular not only for Ukrainian citizens, but also for citizens of other countries. The city of Pripyat, and the villages of Chornobyl district give a vivid example - what happens after human intrference into the nature stops. Chernobyl is a monument of man-made disaster that changed not only the fate and history of the USSR, but also the lives of many people. The team of CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE invites you to a fascinating tour to the Chernobyl Zone to see this area with your own eyes. Perhaps,to dispel some myths associated with zombies, radiation and others. We care about comfort during excursions, starting from the boarding place and choosing a comfortable transport, ending with a place to spend the night in a hotel or lunch in a restaurant. During the whole trip you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will not only tell the true historical facts, but also show you interesting objects and locations in the restricted area. Book a tour right now, and soon you will be able to visit a place that is unlikely to ever be forgotten. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone needs to be seen at different times of the year, so do not put your dreams aside. See you on the tour.

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