Chernobyl disaster: an initiative group launched Ukrainian Poliske – ghost town project


Quarantine to extended until mid-May in Ukraine, libraries and museums will open

On Tuesday, April 21, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine held a regular briefing on the situation with counteracting...

Kyiv City Council is promptly considering a comprehensive plan for construction on the lake

A new comprehensive territory plan of Bilychi micro-district was introduced in the Department of urban planning and architecture of...

New Ukraine’s government clarifications: in elevator -with mask, fine up to 34K hryvna without mask

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has provided clarifications to carry ID cards, where is it necessary to wear...

The heirs of those who survived the Chernobyl tragedy in 1986, Now they are trying to collect and preserve memories of more than 30 years ago. And urge, in particular, residents of Poliske city to share it on a open site.

According to project participants, everyone knows about the tragedy, which occurred in Chernobyl, many have heard of Pripyat, but Poliske remains an unknown point on the map of the 1986 tragedy. This city is 80 km from Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, injured in an explosion. Despite poor health of the inhabitants, an increase in the incidence rate due to radiation background, the city continued to live its usual life for another 13 years. Only in 1999 Poliske was evacuated, closed and forgot about it until 2019.

This story began with a short film.”Poliske: Ghost City Identity“, filmed by Ukrainian documentaries. Using archival documents and voiceover, highlighting an abandoned city with spotlights of drones, the film crew pulled out the truth about the city, which was evacuated 13 years after disaster.

Поліське Чеорнобиль

And then the idea came up – to create an identity for an empty city. To dramatize what happened. People lived in Poliske, and then it became a ghost place. A logo appeared to remind of this. Having gained symbolism, the city seemed to have returned from nowhere.

The corporate identity of the abandoned city based on the play of light and shadow. Light is a wonderful metaphor for truth. Like the truth, light sometimes irritates the eyes, but it is he who makes the secret manifest, helping to see more.Slightly the veil opens and Illuminates dark corners.This identity uses a special font, developed on the basis of typography and font composition requirements of the time.

As part of the project, sound clips were recorded, based on the echo of an abandoned city. The final point was He not only recreates Poliske in a digital environment. The project has a more ambitious goal – to try to find out how many actually were and are victims of the Chernobyl accident. Therefore, the site may contain not only former residents of Poliske, but also all people from different parts of the world who have suffered from the disaster. Of course, you can celebrate relatives, friends and relatives.

“The creators of the film “Poliske: Ghost City Identity”, inspired us to come up with the idea of ​​a project on the topic of Chernobyl. First, an identity was created for Poliske, and then we are: “Okay, maybe this will be the beginning of something more” and decided that the project could be an impetus to try to find out the true number of victims.

In general, it is completely in the style of Saatchi & Saatchi Ukraine, to do things that can change the world and the people around. There is a problem of hiding information even now, not to mention the times when information about the Chernobyl explosion could be covered with one party call. Therefore, the main goal, probably, is to have more truth in the world. So, the goal is ambitious, it is, frankly, elusive, but why not. This is interesting, one of the participants told UA-Times. – In general, we have plans to continue to implement projects that can change the world. That’s pathetic, but it’s a big goal for which we want to work in advertising. “

There are still few stories on the site about what happened in Exclusion Zone after Chernobyl disaster. The organizers hope that in a year or two they will have a lot of material that can be transformed into some new project. “We do not displace functions of statistical institutions and do not pretend to be mathematical precision. This is a symbolic project to emphasize – the truth always follows from dark into the light,” -project participant said.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Слідуйте за успіхом разом із нами! Кваліфіковані юридичні послуги

- Advertisement -

Український бренд одягу


“Shche ne vmerla” – Polish poet wrote about Ukraine

Ukrainian researchers managed to find a fragment of a historical postcard of the early twentieth century. On it, the...

- Advertisement -

Обмен Валют

The State Tax Service signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Taxpayers Association of Ukraine

On February 24, 2021, President of Association of Taxpayers of Ukraine (hereinafter - ANU) Grigol Katamadze, Director General of ANU Lyudmyla Herasymenko, Vice President...

Doctors of the psychiatric hospital named after Pavlov went out to protest

On Tuesday, May 19, doctors of the Kyiv City Psychiatric Hospital named after Pavlova doctors have taken part in their protest. Dozens of paramedics...

Knowing about the positive test for COVID-19, the school principal in Kyiv continue went to work

June 15, 2020 Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said that the headmaster of a school that contracted the coronavirus had been in contact with a...

The Kyiv prosecutor took a bribe of $ 100,000 for «protection» the bank

A prosecutor from one of Kyiv's local prosecutor's offices was detained in the capital while receiving a bribe from a bank against which criminal...


Irpin’ penitentiary is for sale to the private sector. An expert comments upon the unlawfulness of the decision

The information about the start of privatization of the first prison has appeared on the site of the Ministry...


“Shche ne vmerla” – Polish poet wrote about Ukraine

Ukrainian researchers managed to find a fragment of a historical postcard of the early twentieth century. On it, the...

Теж цікаво


Andriy ZABLOVSKY | Big Data market in Ukraine or how not to miss your chance?

According to IBM Research, 90% of all human data has only appeared in the last 10 years. At this rate of data generation, in...

Andriy HREBONKIN | National Economic Strategy 2030: Future changes coming to the construction sector

At the end of 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published the National Economic Strategy 2030, which is considered a fundamental roadmap for...

Andrii ZABLOVSKYI | Artificial intelligence technologies serving for “smart cities”: Ukraine and the world

Technologies developed on the basis of artificial intelligence are widely used for the needs of “smart cities”: starting with traffic handling (such as in...

Andrii ZABLOVSKYI | How the Law №466-IX should not be “improved” or why attempts at its “cosmetic” revision do not help

Despite numerous appeals from business and the expert community, the scandalous tax draft №1210, which entrepreneurs called "tax terror", became Law №466-IX and came...

Оксана СКОРОБОГАЧ | Трудовые отношения будут модернизированы?

В связи с необходимостью модернизации учета трудовых отношений наемных работников Верховная Рада приняла в первом чтении Законопроект, который утверждает переход от бумажных к электронным...
- -