Urban Explorer Shows Abandoned Belarus Exclusion Zone

An urban explorer has documented the forbidden to enter and rarely seen exclusion zone in Belarus post-nuclear fallout

Following the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 more than a quarter of the country was contaminated with radioactive dust and ash – affecting seven million people.

Bob Thissen from Heerlen, The Netherlands, visited the Polesia State Radioecological Reserve two months ago to see the lasting damage to the land which suffered 70% of the nuclear fallout.

After 32-years of abandonment, the villages that were previously home to over 1,000 remain near intact only affected by the elements.