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Kid Of Speed --- Rides Through the Ghost Town of Chernobyl

Elena is a motorcyclist who enjoys taking the occasional tour through Chernobyl. The radiation isn’t too bad as long as you don’t spend too long there, and where else can you find miles and miles of apartment buildings, stores, roads,…

  • May 11, 2004

Elena is a motorcyclist who enjoys taking the occasional tour through Chernobyl. The radiation isn’t too bad as long as you don’t spend too long there, and where else can you find miles and miles of apartment buildings, stores, roads, and everything else that goes into a modern society — everything, that is, except for people and electricity.

Elena’s experiences make interesting reading. If you can’t find the beginning button on the home page, you can start at chapter 1.

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