Kopachi – Копачі

There isn’t much left of Kopachi. It was a small village that was contaminated and completely evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Most of the homes were made of wood and destroyed by decontamination teams. They were buried and a series of mounds now represents where the homes used to be.

One of two buildings remaining is the Kopachi Kindergarten. It wasn’t marked for demolition because it was made of brick. It was definitely one of the eeriest buildings we visited on the entire tour.

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Kopachi Kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Kopachi Kindergarten

Before heading to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, we stopped at a Victory Day memorial. It was the only other thing we visited in Kopachi. Because our visit fell on Victory Day, we noticed someone had laid a wreath and flowers before we arrived.

Victory Day memorial in Kopachi, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Victory Day memorial

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