Metlino Village
The village of MetlinoSymbol of the disaster, the village of Metlino was located 7 km downstream of site of the radioactive releases. After the evacuation of residents in 1951, all buildings were destroyed except for the mill and the church that can be seen in this photograph, dating from 1965. The pond in the foreground is the reservoir No. 10 set up in 1956. The natural pond of Metlino is located behind the mill.
R.Wilson et al (The picture by E.I.Belova is presented from personal archives of Dr. Nelli Safrnova with her permission)