It's interesting that just three decades after Pripyat was abandoned because of the Chernobyl disaster, the forest has already reclaimed the city.

Don't let anyone convince you that reforestation is difficult. It'll happen all by itself, if people allow it to.



Also: don't buy into the Greenpeace scare stories about half of Ukraine being like post-apocalyptical forbidden zone. There's plenty of research into how the exclusion zone became a paradise for biodiversity and wild life. I was just planning a trip with kids to Pripyat last spring, unfortunately the pandemic happened...

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