The “Star Wormwood” memorial complex, was built in 2010 - 2011, to the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, located in the historic center of Chernobyl. Previously, on the site of the complex, houses were located in which people lived before the accident, and after the evacuation of the building, they were empty. The idea to create a memorial complex arose in the 90s. The author of the project is the artist, Honored Art Worker Anatoly Vasilievich Gaydamak, who is also known for his artistic design of the National Chernobyl Museum in Kiev. At the beginning of the construction of the memorial, a dozen houses were demolished, thereby clearing the site for the construction of the future park. In the central part of the complex, an alley was constructed with the names of permanently evacuated settlements, which consists of 162 tablets. Also in the central part there is: “Postal Square”, which consists of empty mailboxes and a metal reinforcing tree with abandoned birdhouses, the sculpture “The Tamer of the Bull”, the sculpture “Pasha Osidach”, for hiding Soviet partisans during the Patriotic War, and was killed by the Nazis, the monuments of "Hiroshima and Nagasaki" - a symbol of nuclear cities, whose fate befell the settlements near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and another memorial sign - "paper cranes", which symbolize the children of Chernobyl. From the west of the alley of the abandoned villages, the monument “Trumpeting Angel” is placed. There is one version that the name of the city is associated with the Chernobyl, or the grass that is better known to us - wormwood. This fact inspired many myths related to the Bible. According to the predictions of John the Theologian: “The third angel sounded and a large star fell from heaven, burning like a lamp, and fell on a third of the rivers and the sources of water. The name of this star is wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many of the people died of the waters because they became bitter. ” The monument “Trumpeting Angel”, symbolizes the prophecy about the “star of wormwood”, which was destined to become. The memorial complex also includes a museum, opened in 2011. This room was built in 1977, and was equipped with a cinema called “Ukraine”. After the accident in 1986, the building was used for trade and storage purposes. Inside was a grocery store and cafe-bar, and the auditorium served as a storehouse for various items. The museum has things that were collected from different parts of the Chernobyl zone: children's toys, household items, newspapers, books, things of residents, etc.
Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone
The memorial complex “Star of Wormwood” is included in the mandatory program of our excursions. Only here, you can choose the most suitable tour for yourself, which we organize as part of our activities. Do not put off your dreams in the long box, but act now. You have the opportunity to watch the sunset in Pripyat, visit the city at night, explore the remote corners of both Pripyat and the Exclusion Zone, visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant from the inside, the Yanov railway station, the Jupiter plant, which, according to rumors, made military equipment, tell the secrets of the super-secret town of Chernobyl-2, which is not on any map, hear the exciting stories of our guides - just sign up for any date in the tour calendar, or call us. We recommend renting a personal dosimeter - a device for measuring background radiation, which will constantly inform you about the level of radiation conditions in the area where you are. In memory of visiting the Chernobyl zone, you can buy souvenirs from us. For our guests, we provide a special “tourist kit” which includes: water, wet and dry wipes, company leaflet, respirator. Follow the instructions of the attendant, be careful and careful when walking. Thank you for choosing CHERNONYL ADVENTURE for your trip.