For the first time since the Chernobyl accident, a Christmas tree was installed in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The New Year's beauty was placed near one of the central houses of Pripyat, the Energy Palace of Culture. This is reported by ZIK. Former residents of the town who decorated the tree with Christmas toys and their pictures from childhood came to the opening of the Christmas tree.
The Chornobyl accident occurred on April 26, 1986 at approximately 1:24 a.m., during the design test of turbine generator No. 8 at Power Unit No. 4. The town of Pripyat is located on the banks of the Pripyat River 3 km from the Chornobyl NPP. Prior to the Chernobyl disaster, 47,500 people lived in the town, but now there is no permanent population due to the high level of radiation.