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Lights Get Turned On In Pripyat For The First Time In 30 Years (32 pics)

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A group of Polish enthusiasts turned on lights in Pripyat for the first time in 30 year. They went to prove that Soviet technology does not fall apart and with the help of an electric generator they turned on street lights, lamps, neon signs and more.

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№1 Author: ClabbeSwe (20 Apr 2017 02:34) Total user comments: 223


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Maybe I'm not getting this, but for me the point seems to be that russian lightbulbs, wiring and Fluorescent lamps don't just brake due to age when not being used for that time?
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№2 Author: Elvira (20 Apr 2017 07:31) Total user comments: 7


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Pripyat is Ukraine. An infected area, there are no people. Poles have shown that many lamps are in working order.
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№3 Author: styopa (20 Apr 2017 19:12) Total user comments: 1049


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Quote: Elvira
Pripyat is Ukraine. An infected area, there are no people. Poles have shown that many lamps are in working order.

It's cool, but they've shown SOME lights are in working order. I'm going to guess that in any western city if you abandoned it for 30 years you could ALSO find SOME lights that work.

That said, I'd probably agree that sturdy, simple, overbuilt Soviet tech is generally more durable than others.
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№4 Author: Nem0 (23 Apr 2017 08:49) Total user comments: 49


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What I think they're missing is that the biggest piece of Soviet machinery in the area (The Chernobyl reactor) broke down in a very spectacular fashion long before its expiration date. I think that kinda counters any argon/mercury left in some old neon bulbs.
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№5 Author: rostit (26 Apr 2017 22:59) Total user comments: 436


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Quote: Nem0
What I think they're missing is that the biggest piece of Soviet machinery in the area (The Chernobyl reactor) broke down in a very spectacular fashion long before its expiration date. I think that kinda counters any argon/mercury left in some old neon bulbs.

there is neon in those. thats why its called a neon lamp. There is mercury in the arc lamps but not in the neon signs. They will all continue to work as long as the envelopes are not broken. I have an arc lamp from the turn of the century(1900) that still works fine.
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