: Former Chornobyl zone residents return home
Society16:50 May. 10, 2016

Former Chornobyl zone residents return home

Evacuees come back for the commemoration of the departed days

Chornobyl exclusion zone was briefly full of life over the weekend. Dozens of people returned to the place they once called home.

The come-back happens every year after Easter which marks the days of commemoration of the departed in the Eastern-Rite Christian calendar. Families that left 30 years ago returned to abandoned buildings to pay respects to their passed relatives.

Watch also Chornobyl: Thirty years later

There were nearly 130 homes in the village of Malakhivka. There was at least one family living in every household.

Read also Ukraine honours victims of Chornobyl disaster

Their friends and relatives returned here not only to commemorate those who died but also to remember the life before the explosion at Chornobyl nuclear power plant.

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