The only villagers of the deserted Belarussian village of Tulgovichi,, inside the 30-km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Before the accident some 2,000 people lived in the village and now there are only eight people left. One quarter of Belarus' territory was severely contaminated and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes as radiation from Chernobyl spread throughout the area in April 1986. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV
The law prohibits anyone to live in the contaminated zone. Five thousand people work on a rotational basis: they spend two weeks in the zone and two weeks out. However rules are bent: one man admitted that he had been living in Chernobyl for a month.
Many citizens feel that their needs have been neglected by the Ukrainian government and left to suffer in silence. They feel like they are "disposable," like the title of Davies' series. -- Striking photos from the villages surrounding Chernobyl, taken by people who still live there Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-from-chernobyl-taken-by-people-who-live-there-2015-5?op=1#ixzz3bw2vp6aq