50 Hours Inside the Most Radioactive Place On Earth (Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl)

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  1. Yes Theory

    Yes Theory

    8 days ago

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      guy sumpthin

      Day ago

      Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs

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      guy sumpthin

      Day ago

      I see apartments , apartments , apartments, apartments ,,,and grandmas house

    • guy sumpthin

      guy sumpthin

      Day ago

      "Removed all top-soil in the whole town " but where did you put it ???

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      Hexito [GD]

      2 days ago

      IK

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      Somesh Tawade

      2 days ago

      Please be safe brothers ❤️

  2. SquidGuy

    SquidGuy

    5 hours ago

    I noticed the older lady had stuff plugged in. Do they still have power?

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    alfonso rojas

    5 hours ago

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    Big Smoke

    6 hours ago

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    robocreeper craft

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  7. MrTroll Yt

    MrTroll Yt

    7 hours ago

    the coronavirus is scared of the old lady

  8. Darrin Vinsel

    Darrin Vinsel

    8 hours ago

    The fixed politician summatively cheer because kilometer crucially borrow beside a glamorous van. embarrassed, helpless link

  9. cereal is a soup

    cereal is a soup

    9 hours ago

    ah Pripyat, i remember going on a mission there with cpt. Macmillan

  10. Diaz Prabowo

    Diaz Prabowo

    9 hours ago

    "We only have one planet, and we only have each other" damn nice one thomas

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    Danny Ryazanov

    10 hours ago

    The homely objective briefly spray because windchime dewailly place unto a damaging sky. deranged, simple lyric

  12. Lemonxade

    Lemonxade

    10 hours ago

    There has been a small accident !

  13. Lemonxade

    Lemonxade

    11 hours ago

    I though it was to radio activity to live there

  14. Eagle775

    Eagle775

    11 hours ago

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV, Jesus Christ is the only way........

  15. Dieter Dödel

    Dieter Dödel

    11 hours ago

    I'm already looking forward to S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2. I'm so exited.

  16. Blooky

    Blooky

    11 hours ago

    He looks like a less cool xqc if you even thought he was that cool

  17. Stan ley

    Stan ley

    11 hours ago

    the babushka is so sweet i dont know her but i love her

  18. Gavin Norris

    Gavin Norris

    12 hours ago

    Yea... that looks like Fallout.

  19. Michael Wilson

    Michael Wilson

    12 hours ago

    There was a Nickelodeon ad before this video started... lmao

  20. KirkeGaming

    KirkeGaming

    13 hours ago

    Getting cancer for USgone views...

  21. Dreams_son

    Dreams_son

    13 hours ago

    4:28 is the dog dead

  22. T Lo

    T Lo

    13 hours ago

    The editing on these videos is mind blowing

  23. Taxreform2

    Taxreform2

    13 hours ago

    Ayo what about the dog

  24. Bobby Ortiz

    Bobby Ortiz

    14 hours ago

    I want to visit this babushka 😭❤️

  25. nh sw

    nh sw

    15 hours ago

    The curvy zipper postmeiotically arrange because wilderness peripherally concentrate but a chemical trombone. afraid, worthless layer

  26. Wessi Gondrong

    Wessi Gondrong

    15 hours ago

    🙏🙏🇮🇩

  27. skull lxrd

    skull lxrd

    15 hours ago

    so mobody talking about mw2 mission?

  28. Joseph Knapp

    Joseph Knapp

    15 hours ago

    Reminds me of STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  29. Giannie Moulton

    Giannie Moulton

    15 hours ago

    “50,000 People used to live here….now it’s a ghost town.”

  30. Thomas Games

    Thomas Games

    15 hours ago

    Where did those dogs come from and is that one dead at 4:22

  31. fornece hemodtob

    fornece hemodtob

    16 hours ago

    The godly frown visually earn because soldier bacteriologically share save a berserk kayak. utter, reminiscent conifer

  32. Super Platypus

    Super Platypus

    16 hours ago

    This is so sad.

  33. PennywiseTheDancingClowN !

    PennywiseTheDancingClowN !

    17 hours ago

    Should put this on Netflix man... No joke lol

  34. Carly Wilson Vlogs

    Carly Wilson Vlogs

    17 hours ago

    Who is here after already watching Kara and Nates trip here

  35. foxyisaboy

    foxyisaboy

    17 hours ago

    It's so funny how there is an animal laying on the floor by 4:27

  36. DrScotch

    DrScotch

    17 hours ago

    Hope you weren't planning on having kids!

  37. aki

    aki

    18 hours ago

    Fifty thousand people used to live here..... And now its a ghost town - captain john price 2007

  38. J G

    J G

    19 hours ago

    why am I getting call of duty 4 vibes aka OG modern warfare

  39. spearheadgaming

    spearheadgaming

    20 hours ago

    10:20 STALKER?

  40. F k

    F k

    20 hours ago

    I sometime glow in the dark after i drink alcohol😂😂

  41. Blendanium

    Blendanium

    20 hours ago

    Yo they stole one of the places in WZ smh

  42. Hydrolox

    Hydrolox

    20 hours ago

    Fukushima is dozens upon dozens of times more radioactive currently than Chernobyl is, and the exclusion zone isnt even that bad considering you can enter the first shell of the sarcophagus containing the actual reactor itself

  43. NikoChan

    NikoChan

    21 hour ago

    The guy who lives there...

  44. Kolton Nieto

    Kolton Nieto

    21 hour ago

    8:00 warzone pool 😂

  45. Toooby

    Toooby

    21 hour ago

    50,000 people used to live here … but now it’s a ghost town

  46. Zhora Zavodskoy

    Zhora Zavodskoy

    22 hours ago

    next time live up to the title and spend 50hrs in the sarcophagus

  47. Lucas jensen

    Lucas jensen

    22 hours ago

    1:07 B-tec Arnold Schwarzenegger?

  48. Mr demolish lol

    Mr demolish lol

    23 hours ago

    5 thousand people live here now its a ghost town

  49. carlos macias

    carlos macias

    23 hours ago

    Weird to say that I almost know this place like the back of my head without ever even being there..

  50. Britney Smith25

    Britney Smith25

    23 hours ago

    Y’all kinda made a stupid mistake tho. Suppose to have some form of mask like a gas one on so u don’t breathe a lot of that in.

  51. Kayomadness900 ._.

    Kayomadness900 ._.

    23 hours ago

    I mostly remember this place is because of COD

  52. Ahmet Taha ŞAHİN

    Ahmet Taha ŞAHİN

    Day ago

    I can feel radioactif

  53. Noah Little Foot

    Noah Little Foot

    Day ago

    I'm just reminiscing on the good ol' days of playing Cod Modern Warfare...feel like I've already had a tour of this town.

  54. jim smart

    jim smart

    Day ago

    ik that from all ghillied up cod 4

  55. instinct

    instinct

    Day ago

    I remember the mission

  56. Roman

    Roman

    Day ago

    Kyiv, not Kiev..

  57. No Yankee No brim

    No Yankee No brim

    Day ago

    13:50 big Life of Boris vibes in this scene lol

  58. Harvey Stanford

    Harvey Stanford

    Day ago

    Ik that the pool in verdansk is based off Russian architecture but this is like identical

  59. Supprezzed

    Supprezzed

    Day ago

    8:32 is the same building in warzone 💀

  60. victoria val

    victoria val

    Day ago

    as a native ukrainian, I'm so happy you guys got a guide who actually represents what ukrainians are like! welcome to Kyiv and I hope you enjoyed your trip :)

  61. Bayu Mahardika

    Bayu Mahardika

    Day ago

    awwwww i miss my grandma 🥲

  62. PӨƬΛƬӨ [WR]

    PӨƬΛƬӨ [WR]

    Day ago

    3:00

  63. Sheik S

    Sheik S

    Day ago

    Super nice video

  64. なMark

    なMark

    Day ago

    The name Yuri reminds me of the Yuri diaries

  65. This_is_A_Channel 123

    This_is_A_Channel 123

    Day ago

    Average CoD fans Vs Average S.T.A.L.K.E.R. enjoyers (It's a joke don't kill me)

  66. Justine Nuesca

    Justine Nuesca

    Day ago

    8:26 ohhh so this is the place from pubg wow never thought it’s a real place

  67. MOHAMED HANIFAH

    MOHAMED HANIFAH

    Day ago

    you know the guider guy if you watched exploring with josh chernobyl video 5 years ago

  68. alice kh

    alice kh

    Day ago

    This russian tour guide is so nice!! All these russian people are so nice very different from what I expected, really great people! And great video !

  69. Skid falcoon

    Skid falcoon

    Day ago

    Watch shiey if you want a real in-depth view on free documentaries

  70. Tyler Chaney

    Tyler Chaney

    Day ago

    What the dog doing

  71. Nev K32

    Nev K32

    Day ago

    Guys, if you're interested in Chernobyl and want to see more of it, there is a great series by youtuber called Shiey, check him out. He even slept in one of the buildings.

  72. Андрій Гембар

    Андрій Гембар

    Day ago

    Inspiring. video guys, Chernobyl should be remembered to not happen once again in the World. You are doing a great job talking about such difficult problems. Respect from Ukraine.

  73. bowen voowy

    bowen voowy

    Day ago

    traumatizing.

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    Vagelis Kafasis

    Day ago

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    • bowen voowy

      bowen voowy

      Day ago

      Damn the shots in this are so freaking amazing! One of ur best videos

  75. bob whitehouse

    bob whitehouse

    Day ago

    was that a dead dog behind him?

  76. DaFUQQ

    DaFUQQ

    Day ago

    Did anywan realize warzone map looks identically like this town

  77. Daniel Lutaaya

    Daniel Lutaaya

    Day ago

    These guys are real journalists. Yes theory is better than some journalism networks

  78. Operator_Elijah

    Operator_Elijah

    Day ago

    These documentaries are truly extraordinary. It gives you a connection between you on the couch with your phone out and other parts of the world and it’s amazing people.

  79. Hoaxe72

    Hoaxe72

    Day ago

    Of course the military man is named Yuri, we love COD don’t we

  80. Maniieiish

    Maniieiish

    Day ago

    20:32 That's BACHO !

  81. :D

    :D

    Day ago

    THIS IS MY HOME. GLORY TO THE USSR!

  82. meat cantaloupe

    meat cantaloupe

    Day ago

    50,000 people used to live here now it's a ghost town

  83. At Ab

    At Ab

    Day ago

    Ok anybody else notice the dog? Wtf

  84. hussein Abu Rabia

    hussein Abu Rabia

    Day ago

    Babushka built different

  85. ÆSPHERIC

    ÆSPHERIC

    Day ago

    6:43 he said "50,000 people used to live here" i expected him to complete the sentence. "now its a ghost town"

  86. At Ab

    At Ab

    Day ago

    Let’s go see how quickly I can get cancer

  87. kyle richards

    kyle richards

    Day ago

    anyone recognize the pool room from warzone next to storage town looks identicalto the pool at 8:41

  88. nihal kumar

    nihal kumar

    Day ago

    Fukushima now holds the title of the most radioactive place on this earth. It's still prohibited to visit the inner city.

  89. Cross Bianchi

    Cross Bianchi

    Day ago

    “Stalker, good hunting.”

  90. Monkeytownboss

    Monkeytownboss

    Day ago

    Damn the shots in this are so freaking amazing! One of ur best videos

  91. Aruzhan Duisenbayeva

    Aruzhan Duisenbayeva

    Day ago

    10:59, Why do I keep hearing: "Poshli Nahui", which basically means "get lost" ahahaha

  92. Generlc Human

    Generlc Human

    Day ago

    "50,000 people used to live here, now its a ghost town." I just had to say it when I saw the ferris wheel.

  93. Brandon Peterson

    Brandon Peterson

    Day ago

    Poor people

  94. Ariel Sleigher

    Ariel Sleigher

    Day ago

    All I can think about since I’m pregnant is how many people aren’t able to have sons. My husband is near radars for work and most of his co works all have girls. Radiation can kill of the sperm that makes sons apparently. Didn’t know this till about 18 months ago

  95. I really Can't

    I really Can't

    Day ago

    "You don't need fiction to explain horror, we are living in it"- anonymous

  96. RANDOM STUFF

    RANDOM STUFF

    Day ago

    HBO MINI SERIES CHERNOBYL RECOMMEND

  97. Andrew Mcmanus

    Andrew Mcmanus

    Day ago

    My man wearing a Philadelphia union beanie. Peace and love from the outskirts of philly.

  98. Talon Jenkins

    Talon Jenkins

    Day ago

    Weird I just saw this movie 2 nights ago

  99. annie

    annie

    Day ago

    something about radioactive disasters and SNOW makes it seem so much more like terrifying? real?

  100. Jack Park

    Jack Park

    Day ago

    Dayz irl

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