Zymovyshche Village

Zymovyshche was a village located about 6.5km (4 miles) North-East from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, across the Pripyat River. The village’s name originates from the nearby Zymovyshche Lake, and it was a relatively large settlement thanks to the nearby Zymovyshche Train Station and the collective farm bearing the same name. Zymovyshche village had its own post office, school, savings bank, cemetery, community centre and even its own small banya – Russian sauna.

Apart from the main road, most of Zymovyshche is covered in thick vegetation and the crumbling traditional wooden houses are often difficult to spot in the overgrown gardens. With so many local facilities and a convenient railway link to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, it is extremely likely that many of the village inhabitants who didn’t work at the collective farm, commuted daily to the ChNPP.

 

See also:

 

Grain Mill near Zymovyshche village

 

Zymovyshche Kolkhoz Farm Machinery

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