April 26, 1986
A whole countryside of people will never be the same again. Neither will the rest of the world.
Red indicates the extent of the radiation cloud on April 27, just after the accident in Chernobyl.
Blue, indicates its almost worldwide distribution until the 6th of May.
View a photoessay of the region and the actual city of Pripyat 18 years after, here.
If your too young to remember, watch a video of the event here.