Ukraine

Tony and friend Zamir Gotta team up for a trip to the former Soviet Republic, the Ukraine. They tour Chernobyl and the radiated ghost town of Pripayat, explore a once top-secret port for Soviet submarines, drink vodka and enjoy green borscht.

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Chernobyl
Chernobyl

Chernobyl

Tony and Zamir tour the abandoned amusement park in the town of Pripyat, just down the road from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. 960 1280

  

Victory Day Parade in Kiev

Victory Day Parade in Kiev

The Victory Day Parade in Kiev, a celebration that marks the surrender of Nazi Germany at the end of the Second World War. 960 1280

  

Massandra Winery in Yalta

Massandra Winery in Yalta

The Massandra Winery in Yalta has bottles of wine that date back to 1775. 960 1280

  

Massandra Winery

Massandra Winery

Tony samples wine at the Massandra Winery. 960 1280

  

Balaklava

Balaklava

'Welcome to Balaklava!' - Zamir 960 1280

  

Soviet submarine base

Soviet submarine base

The tunnel into the old Soviet submarine base in Balaklava. 960 1280

  

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. On April 26, 1986, an explosion and fire at the plant released massive quantities of radioactive material into the air. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes, and the nearby town of Pripyat remains an eerie ghost town to this day. 960 1280

  

Soviet submarine base

Soviet submarine base

Zamir and Tony inside the abandoned Soviet submarine base in Balaklava. 960 1280

  

McFoxy's

McFoxy's

Tony tries fast-food from McFoxy's, a popular chain. 960 1280

  

Soviet submarine base

Soviet submarine base

Zamir and Tony on their way out of the old Soviet submarine base in Balaklava. 960 1280

  

National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War

National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War

Kids play on the tanks-turned-playground at the National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev on V-Day. 960 1280

  

Khan's Palace

Khan's Palace

Zamir and Tony tour the Harem's Complex at Khan's Palace in Bakhchisaray, Crimea, Ukraine. 960 1280

  

Livadia Palace

Livadia Palace

Tony and Zamir tour Livadia Palace in Livadiya, Crimea. The Yalta Conference was held at the palace in February of 1945. 960 1280

  

Tony and Zamir
Tony and Zamir

Tony and Zamir

"Staring into space, digesting food--or sweating out vodka. Hard to say." 'Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Chernobyl

Chernobyl

Tony and his friend Zamir Gotta take a trip to the Ukraine, a former Soviet Republic that struggles to thrive and prosper as a democratic nation. They enter the 'exclusion zone' around the shrouded Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (shown here), and tour an abandoned amusement park in the nearby ghost town of Pripayat. 960 1280

  

Priapat

Priapat

"Wonder Wheel in the deserted town of Priapat, near Chernobyl." -Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Chernobyl

Chernobyl

'The disaster explained.' -Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Zamir and Tony

Zamir and Tony

'Please don't ask me to explain Zamir's sailor suit. It's from his days with the Russian version of the Village People.' -Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Ukraine 42:30

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