Memorial to the Heroes of Chernobyl

Location: Slavutych, Ukraine

Completed: 1988

Architects: A. Gotalsky, O. Belik and L. Aptukova

Genre: Soviet memorial, former USSR

Slavutych is a purpose-built city in the north of Ukraine that was created from scratch to house civilians evacuated from the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. The city was designed and built by architects and workers from eight different countries, all of which were part of the Soviet Union at the time. These were Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine and representatives from each one were tasked with planning and building a section of the city that was indicative of the architectural style in their own country.

The Memorial to the Heroes of Chernobyl is dedicated to the first relief workers to enter Chernobyl shortly after the explosion, all of whom died within a few days from radiation sickness. More information about Slavutych.

Memorial to the Heroes of Chernobyl in Slavutych, Ukraine | Soviet memorial | former USSR

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