Gorky village, Bogodukhovsky district of Kharkov region
Time spent in the Chernobyl Zone:
01.01.1989 - 30.04.1989
It's so quiet there, there are 3 persons and noone else – zero, just nobody. And we have our trucks – I get into the truck and say “So, what, let's go for a ride around the zone, shall we? - Yes, let's go, let's go for a ride around the nearby villages.” So, we ride into a village – oh, it's spooky: empty houses, noone around, all abandoned...all abandoned and empty. Yes, it's spooky. Once we went to a little village – just for a ride, 'cause the road across the forest was good: pine trees, pine trees all around. We drive into the village – it's just a road junction and about 10 houses around – a tiny little village, like a farmstead. Imagine, we didn't even get out of the truck – so spooky it was. Noone there, just trees, empty houses, nobody around, so we didn't even climb out. Just stayed there for a while, took a look around and drove back.