Here are two links that ya’ll need to check out. Both give a look to the people still living in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl. Both are written by a women who has visited the area multiple times.
Very haunting. The Russian people are very poetic at heart, as illustrated by this woman. How ironic that such beautiful people are represented by such a despotic government. Like I have room to talk. Mine has been trying to imitate theirs for the past 50 years. And doing a very good job of it.