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In the city of Chernobyl, along Kirov Street, there is a fire station (PPCh No. 17). This is the third fire brigade that arrived on the night of the accident to extinguish the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The fire department is currently operational.
Also, near the fire station there is a monument "To those who saved the world", which was launched on the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. This location is included in the tourist route. Excursion groups that travel towards the ten-kilometer Exclusion Zone (Duga, Chernobyl, Pripyat) often make a stop near this object.
The idea of creating a monument appeared in May 1995. In September 1995, after 4 months of collecting information, processing many sketches, a working draft was approved, according to which the monument was erected. On April 15, 1996, the sculptural composition was installed on the square. The grand opening took place on April 26, 1996. The monument is dedicated to the liquidators of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and represents people who helped to liquidate consequences - firefighters, dosimetrist, personnel of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a medical worker.
This memorial is unique in that it was created not by professional sculptors, but by firefighters who still serve in this fire department of the city. Firefighters created sculptures right on the parade ground of the unit. The monument is made of concrete and metal, the height is eight meters. In the center of the monument, between the liquidators, there is a stele, on which a cross, an image of the earth, is installed in the upper part, and the famous ventilation pipe of the second stage of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is in the lower part.
Every year on the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, Chernobyl workers come to the monument to honor the memory of the victims of the disaster. Also, on October 26, 2020, our company Chernobyl Exclusive Tours, with the support of the enterprises of the Chernobyl Zone, organized a charity rally Kiev - Chernobyl. Funds from this event went to the reconstruction of the monument "To those who saved the world."
In the supposedly deserted Chernobyl zone, in fact, work is constantly in full swing: scientists from all over the world are studying the consequences of the accident. For such work, an appropriate infrastructure is needed.
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