On Radunitsa village Savichi Bragin district, resettled in the 86th year after the Chernobyl disaster, comes to life. It attracts its former residents from different parts of Belarus and Ukraine, and Russia. Along with two dozen squatters they visit cemeteries to honor the memory of ancestors who were permanently disfigured by radiation lying in the ground.
Nina Golik came to the village of Savichi District Rogachev district. Her family moved back a quarter-century ago, when the radiation was due to Savic live dangerously. At the local cemeteries, however, buried her mother, other relatives. So hurry and woman each year to his village:
"My mother is buried here. And all relatives — to tenth knee. Somehow going to Gomel and from Gomel already broken heart. And we go back, we do not see the road because of the tears. Very hard, very hard. "
Golik with girlfriend Nina Hope
Mother's grave Mrs. Nina removed, placed on a saucer painted eggs and Easter cake, and now with the familiar odnoselchanki Hope for a homemade table commemorate loved ones.
Radunitsa in the "zone" is also an occasion to meet with former fellow villagers — one lived in the neighborhood, with others — went to school, made friends.
Says the teacher of Mogilev Buinevich Alexander, who was born and grew up in a Savic. From here he went to study at university?
"Here I have not buried anybody. Father hails from here, but it's buried in another village. And come because "it is necessary to visit home more often, it is necessary to visit the house NOT a guest to the soul not zacharstsvets not to lose something sacred." These are the words of Gregory Baradulin pulled me the most to their homeland. To see relatives, friends and all those near and dear to the people with whom his childhood and who raised me as a person. "
Cemetery in the evicted Savic still replenished with fresh graves. However, some former villagers say they will punish their children, so they are no longer buried. It's hard to get resettled in the village and the cemetery there are in decline.
Hope Karpenko from Buda-Koshelev district recalls how through two years after the Chernobyl disaster brought home here to hide her husband — a former Deputy Chairman the local collective farm Basil Karpenko:
"Died — so it was impossible to drop off here. Ran, ran — who will take her away? He was a party to the death. All told me, Carry party dues. I asked why they tell you, the patient? But wore. The husband said to bring in a cemetery in his native village. And took his place. But I do not go here. "
Retiree says that local authorities should also maintain order in the churchyard in the "zone" — take out the trash, cutting down native forest.
This is evidenced by Tamara Gres from Kobrin, who came to visit the graves of relatives Radunitsa in the village courtyard Savichi.
"To Radunitsa desirable that Kommunkhoz or village council cleans cemetery. Over the years, the old graves are falling, all overgrown hazel, wild plum climbed. We came, we cut down, but the trash remains. It is desirable that there was a little better order. "