Film “Chernobyl”, a game-changer for one Vilnius district

  • 2019-08-29
  • Linas Jegelevicius
Fabijoniškės, a dreary residential district in the northern part of Vilnius, has recently become a major tourist draw. The Soviet-style high-rise apartment complex built in the late 1980s served as the production site for the television event of the year, the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” that dramatized the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine.  Fabijoniškės was chosen as the doppelgänger of Pripyat, a city established to house the workers of the nearby Chernobyl plant. Pripyat was where most of the human drama took place in the series, and ...
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