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From July 1976 to December 1989 a mysterious radio signal could be heard all over the world. Its source was a subject of much controversy, but at the end of the cold war the speculation ended and made way for the truth. Its source was a top secret Soviet Military installation which now lies abandoned and in ruins.

Bunker 2 (video)

The second of two civil defence bunkers we managed to find our way into. Its amazing what is down here and all pretty easy to see in this video as the electricity was still on in this bunker so we switched the lights on.

Bunker 1 (video)

A very rare opportunity to see inside a secret Soviet Civil Defence bunker situated beneath a key part of Kiev’s public transport network. In the event of a nuclear attack by Britain or the USA the dated equipment in these bunkers (which is still present and working) would be used to track civilian casualties and damage on the surface. Today the bunkers which are still owned by the government, officially form part of the countries civil defence planning, ironically they are now more likely to be used to protect Ukraine from Russia than from the West. Can you believe what has been left inside when they were mothballed?

Ukraine Civil Defence Bunkers

A rare opportunity to see inside Soviet era civil defence bunkers under the streets of Kiev that are still officially in use, but which have hardly been touched since the break up of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war.

Podolsk Bridge

One of the best places to see the sunset in Kiev is the unfinished bridge over the Dnipro river. After work on the bridge was considerably underway the government ran out of money. If you want to see why check out the ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych's house and...

Former President Yanukovych’s house

In Feb 2014, with his country on the brink of civil war, Viktor Yanukovych knew it was over. Apparently he packed as much money and gold as he could and fled to Russia by helicopter. This is what he left behind.

Living in the zone

Is it possible to live a normal life in a radioactive exclusion zone? These people are living proof that it is.

Inside Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Rare photos from a trip in September 2015 inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, including photos from the reactor 3/4 building and reactor 3 control room. Reactor 4 exploded in an accident in 1986 and is still chucking out radiation today!

The Chernobyl Sarcophagus

At an estimated cost of $3 billion pledged from countries worldwide, work is now underway on a new Sarcophagus to allow the dismantling of reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl Power Plant. These photos were taken September 2015, just before the shelter is due to be slid into place.