Covered with forests and swamps, Polissia is a relatively sparsely populated historical region bordering Belarus and Poland in the north of Ukraine. Due to natural conditions and low-level urbanisation, traditional culture and folk crafts have been perfectly preserved in this area. For example, bortnytstvo (wild-honey farming) is still practiced here. In the place of free lands and abandoned hamlets, eco-farms appear in Polissia. The thirty-kilometre-long Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, where one of the biggest environmental disasters in the history of humanity occurred more than 30 years ago, is located in the region.
Prypyat-Stohid is a unique nature preserve covered in a web of waterways. That is why one of the two park's water arteries is called Stohid. Learn more about this park from our video!
This is the view on Shatski lakes from the bird's eye view. Rightly so a great number of rare birds live here. Take a look at this beauty.
“Duga” is the last still-standing object of the USSR nuclear shield, known in the western mass media as “Russian Woodpecker”. The brightest minds were involved in this project and all data about it is still classified. Why this technological monument is also called “the monument to a failure” check out in our video.
The Korostyshiv canyon is an abandoned granite quarry in Polissia, that turned into a deep lake, surrounded by rocks. Pines, fur-trees, and birches grow on top of rocks and create fanciful landscapes.
The Korostyshiv canyon