Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
First responders to the Chernobyl disaster started here in Pripyat, as it was the closets station to the plant. Almost nothing remains within the walls of the Fire Station, but a very faded Soviet star is painted on the door of the building, almost impossible to recognize due to time and wear. The Police Station remained standing, with a desk dragged outside and sat in front of the station. The windows were painted with various Soviet symbols that had faded over time. Upon entry we found first the holding cell, painted with a cheery teal color, and beyond that the actual cells and interrogation room. It was explained to us that the biggest deterrent for being taken to the jail was the loss of luxuries (such as childcare) to the family. Between the Police Station and Fire Station was a vehicle graveyard, where many that were restricted to the 30km zone were left to rot and fade.