Those measures reduced the radiation level, but not enough to allow the town to be inhabited..

It appears that contaminated places all doomed.., sooner or later people will leave them all.

Poleskoye is an ancient place and can be found on old maps under name of Mogilne - which in Ukrainian means "by grave". It because the Grand Duke of Kiev Ihor was killed and buried here in 945 AD.

Since then town beared many names, it survived the invasion of the Mongol hordes in the 13th century, the great famine of 1933, the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, and then slowly died from the lethal dose of poisoning it received on the Chernobyl night of April 26, 1986.

The town's residents struggled to keep it alive, and in 1991 twelve thousand people still lived here. But when the clock in the main tower clock stopped in 1999, it entered the death throes when the last 1000 residents left.

Now, it has finally fulfilled the destiny of it's ancient name.

Trees grow on the roofs. Maybe it is natures's way of marking a place turned upside down.

No way to break through the old Jewish cemetery.

Plowed earth tells that the wild animals already here.

There is something really sad about this town, for thousand years people lived here, Great Minds discussed ideas, average people discussed events, Small Minds talked about others... no voice is heard here now, wild boars stake out their homes, wolves survey the desolate territory, of a town built and destroyed by man, an abandoned domain that is theirs now..

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