Tag: cccp

  • The World According to Herr Willie – Pripyat, the Last City of the CCCP (Pt.1)

    written by wil6ka on 2017-04-10 #places
    The World According to Herr Willie – Pripyat, the Last City of the CCCP (Pt.1)

    When I went to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone I was deeply impressed by Pripyat. The city was home to most of the workers of the nuclear power plant and evacuated two days after the disaster. Now it's a larger than life museum about the Soviet Union. It is the last city of the CCCP.

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  • The World According to Herr Willie – Pripyat, The Last City of the CCCP (Pt.2)

    written by wil6ka on 2017-11-03 #places
    The World According to Herr Willie – Pripyat, The Last City of the CCCP (Pt.2)

    Pripyat is a modern day Atlantis. The inhabitants of the Soviet town had to run from the nuclear disaster and therefore it has been preserved more or less in the state of 1986. I made my way up to the North of Ukraine thirty years after the catastrophe. This is the second part of this adventure.

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  • Independence Square, Kiev, Ukraine

    written by anarchy on 2008-09-06 #places
    Independence Square, Kiev, Ukraine

    Situated at the northern end of Khreschatyk, Kiev’s Independence Square received global media attention in 2004 as the focal point of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. Orange-clad demonstrators gathered in the Independence Square in Kiev during November, 2004. On some days, the number of protesters in the center of Kiev reached hundreds of thousands (one million by some estimates). Today, things have calmed down a little and the tented city that sprung up overnight has long gone. Independence Square, however, is still the city’s most popular spot for meetings, late night drinking and people watching.