The heart of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been opened to the public - but you will have to act quickly

33 years after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine opened for visiting the central hall of the station, from where the famous 4th reactor was controlled.

By the decision of the Ukrainian government, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant became a tourist attraction in 2011. However, hundreds of illegal stalkers had secretly penetrated here long before that.

Interest in this gloomy place has sharply increased after the screening of the mini-series "Chernobyl", filmed by the American channel HBO together with the British television network Sky and unexpectedly became a hit. Thanks to him, the flow of tourists from all over the world to the NPP has increased by 30-40%.

Soon thereafter, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered to send state funding here and develop several new routes for visitors - in particular, along the surrounding rivers, as well as to the central hall of the nuclear power plant.

Unlike other areas of the exclusion zone, the territory immediately adjacent to the nuclear power plant and its central hall still pose a certain danger - the radiation background here is about 4000 times higher than the norm. In this regard, the time for visiting these sites is extremely limited, and visitors are required to wear protective suits and pass special tests after the excursion.

Already the first footage of the video, filmed in the central hall of the nuclear power plant, shows a picture of its looting by stalkers who broke out whole blocks as souvenirs.