The Chernobyl Dead Zone
Recently, a Russian nuclear researcher, Elena Korievko, took a solo tour through the famed Chernobyl "dead zone." It is a ghostly swath of land stretching from Russia, through the Ukraine, and into Belarus where one can literally drive for hours and not see a single soul. Very sobering. Very spooky. Now Ms. Korievko has documented her trip and her research on a fascinating web site. It takes some time to navigate through the entire site--and at times her English is a bit rough--but I think you'll find that her photos alone make it worth the effort.