The village Leliv was evacuated on 3rd May 1986. Prior to this it was home to more than 1,200 people.
Now, the name is only used for the checkpoint into the 10km zone, on your way in documents will be checked and on the way out you will be scanned for contamination.
Since you’re here…
Contamination Zone is a group of people who are united by our love for the Chernobyl Zone. We are a non-profit organisation and every year we raise thousands of euros for good causes in the Chernobyl Zone, such as firefighting equipment, monument restoration, animal welfare and more.