UNESCO object may appear in Chornobyl

A site protected by UNESCO may appear in the Chornobyl zone. This is reported by Segodnya, referring to the head of the Association of Chornobyl tour operators Yaroslav Yemelyanenko and the former head of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Vitaly Peruk.

Chornobyl Duga Radar
Photo: Ingmar Runge

In fact, there are some unique objects on the territory of Chornobyl. One of them is the Duga-1 radar. But recently, a decrease in radiation levels has been recorded, so the antenna can be cut into scrap. The only way to protect this unique site is to grant UNESCO World Heritage status. Now, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Energy and the Environment should decide on this issue.


With the help of this radar, the USSR monitored the launch of ballistic missiles in the United States. In the mid-'70s, two radars were built: one not far from Chornobyl and the other near the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur.