Published: 06 Nov 2020
Covid 19, which appeared overnight, it is not known for certain from where, dramatically changed our lives. The tourism industry around the world has been particularly hard hit. The Chernobyl exclusion zone, covering an area of two thousand four hundred square kilometers, was no exception. The area abandoned by people thirty-four years ago due to the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 2019 received more than 120 thousand visitors. This year, the flow of tourists decreased many times. Basically now these are citizens of Ukraine, although earlier more than half of all tourists were from abroad. At the Dityatki checkpoint at the entrance to the Chernobyl exclision zone, one could simultaneously meet representatives of all continents of the globe.
The hundreds of tours I did last years turned into a dozen trips this year. However, I wasted no time. During the quarantine period, I watched several dozen of both feature and documentary films about the Chernobyl tragedy, about the evacuation inhabitants of that area, about the elimination of the consequences of nuclear contamination and many other interesting topics of Chernobyl. I am looking forward to the end of the quarantine to share my knowledge with my dear tourists.
Also, a lot of hours spent on the streets of Kyiv and near the computer gave me a lot of new knowledge about its history, geography and architecture, and now I am ready to conduct tours of the capital of Ukraine in English. Before this covid year, I also conducted sightseeing tours in my car too, but now I am ready to do it with more confidence, with a great store of knowledge. In addition to visiting the most prominent places in Kyiv, you will hear about the real life of modern Ukraine and about the life of people in the Ukrainian Soviet republic from the first mouth of a living witness of the now non-existent country of the USSR.
Welcome to Kyiv and Chernobyl! With love, Serhii.