Middle School № 3

gasmaskschoolСредняя школа № 3 – Middle School № 3

Sportivnaya Street 14, Pripyat

Visited in 2014 + 2015


Right next door to the indoor Swimming Pool “Azure” is Middle School № 3 at Sportivnaya Street 14, one of 5 secondary schools in Pripyat.

Inside I found many gas masks scattered all over the floor. Hundreds now lie strewn across the floor having been removed from storage by looters in search of the tiny amounts of silver within their filters. The Russian made child sized masks would have been kept on-site during the cold war era and where designed to provide protection against nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) attack.