Artur on top of a gigantic radar near the Chernobyl nuclear station
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The hikers that sneak into Chernobyl

Years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the exclusion zone set around the site of the tragedy has become a popular destination for illegal hikers.

Artur Kalmykov has been sneaking into the area for many years. He first visited Chernobyl as a regular tourist, but was so fascinated with its eerie beauty that he felt the urge to come back and see what's hidden away from the eyes of regular visitors.

Video courtesy Artur Kalmykov

  • 26 Apr 2016
  • From the section Europe
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