Pripyat Water Rescue Society

During the Soviet era, OSVOD was a voluntary public life saving organization. The society’s aims were to prevent accidents, to cooperate in teaching the population, especially children, to swim and perform rescues, to assist the rescue service in every way, to regulate the use of small boats by amateurs, to develop new models of rescue equipment, and to work out problems of water rescue.

If you’d like a notification every time we post an article, then the easiest way is to join our Telegram channel.

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.

If you are planning or thinking about a trip to the zone, please check out our trips, or our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have unanswered questions, contact us below!