22.10.2018

Slavutych - the youngest Ukrainian city

New city of power engineering

City, born by Chernobyl tragedy.

After the catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, it was necessary to urgently find a replacement for the city of Pripyat, since by mid-1986 it became clear that living in Pripyat was impossible in conditions of increased levels of radiation.

Then, on October 2, 1986, the Soviet government decided to build a new city for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant workers. It was necessary to give a place of residence to the evacuees, and also it was necessary to provide the power units of the nuclear power plant themselves.

Of course, the construction site was chosen from a number of indicators: the distance is as close as possible to the Chernobyl NPP, the presence of a rail link, and sanitary-acceptable standards for the radiation situation. Soon, a new city construction project was developed and in December 1986, construction of the city of Slavutych began.

The construction also began with a temporary settlement consisting of builders' ships that stood on the shore, which was called Lesnaya, as in Pripyat.

The city was built at once by several Soviet republics, therefore each part was symbolically decorated in the national style, it has its own architecture and atmosphere. As a result, the city of Slavutych is divided into thirteen parts or microdistricts. Some of them are mainly consisting of high-rise buildings, but there are also private sectors.

In 1988, the first order for settling into apartments was already issued. But the first people arrived here already in 1987. The fact is that a city of twenty thousand people should have been built in two years, but after fifteen months the first inhabitants began to settle here.

Slavutych - the last city built in the USSR. The population of the city is about twenty five thousand people, of which about seven thousand are children. The average age of Slavutych residents is thirty-three years. For their services, builders built six kindergartens, four schools, a lyceum, a swimming pool, a library, a yacht club, a hotel, plenty of sports grounds and other facilities that are so necessary for the modern infrastructure of the city.

In general, the life of the Slav residents can be divided into two periods: the first - when the Chernobyl nuclear power plant worked, about ten thousand residents worked at the station (almost half of the adult population). The second period was when the Chernobyl NPP was closed in 2000 and the personnel began to be drastically reduced. Accordingly, many began to leave the city in search of robots.

Today from Slavutych, an electric train goes every day non-stop through the territory of Belarus, straight to the nuclear power plant, which delivers people to work.

Now at the Chernobyl NPP there are more than two thousand people who are engaged in monitoring the situation and maintaining the facilities in a safe condition.

Tours to Chernobyl and excursions to Pripyat

You can visit the city of Slavutych, which was intended to replace Pripyat, together with CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE. Being in Slavutych you can only imagine if Pripyat would have looked like this if it had not been resettled. In Slavutych, you can climb over the rooftops, view from them the city and the pine forest extending beyond the horizon. Also here you can visit the Museum of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and many memorable objects that are reminiscent of the tragedy of 1986.

In addition, you can book a two-day excursion to Chernobyl and Pripyat with the opportunity to visit the city of Slavutych. And you will have the opportunity to see the main sights of the Exclusion Zone (the city of Chernobyl, the formerly secret military town of Chernobyl-2 - Duga-1, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the city of Pripyat) and also walk through the twin city of Prypiat - Slavutych. To do this, just call us and discuss the details of the trip with the manager. We do everything for your comfort. The CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE team has developed several travel options to make you comfortable from the moment of registration. Book a tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat right now and soon you will be able to take part in a journey that you will hardly ever forget.