WATCH: How you can visit Chernobyl

2019-06-26 15:00 - Gabi Zietsman
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When the reactor exploded in Chernobyl during the height of the Soviet Union, it became a pivotal moment in our world's history.

It has been immortalised through abandoned buildings and lives left behind, a radioactive nature reclaiming towns through forests. 

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The world has been reminded again of the catastrophe in the wake of the popularity of the HBO show that recounts the terrible tragedy, though Russia has been quick to discount its credibility. It's led to a tourism boom to the site however, but there have been some drawbacks, as tweeted by the show's writer and producer Craig Mazin.

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So if you do decide to visit the dark tourism site, be mindful of its history and keep the selfies to a minimum.

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