Bustling Pripyat a few days before the monstrous nuclear disaster We are taking you to a place that is slowly changing today into an ecological symbol of the alliance between man and Mother Nature. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone will soon be littered with solar farms, producing clean energy for the country's capital.

However, the history of the city and its surroundings is tragic. This year we celebrated the 34th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which was the largest known and best documented nuclear catastrophe in the 20th century. We still feel the effects of this terrifying event, which has become the source of thousands of personal tragedies, and will continue to be for decades to come.

On this occasion, the staff of the Pripyat.com website decided to prepare and publish the footage. We can see the bustling city of Pripyat a few days before and immediately after the disaster, as well as shots from the construction of the city and the nuclear power plant itself.

The materials used come from the national film archives of Ukraine and private collections of the city's inhabitants. They were enriched with an atmospheric soundtrack prepared by Vladimir Sawin.

In the next decade, the vicinity of Pripyat will turn into one large solar farm that will produce technologi energy for nearby cities. The government wants to show the whole world that it is possible to produce electricity that is completely environmentally friendly and does not endanger humans in any way.