HPI Gymkhana GRiD Racer Dmitrij Sribnyj Revisits Chernobyl

Mon, 27th November 2017

You might remember Dmitrij Sribnyj and his custom, hand-finished replica of his personal Scoobyclinic Racing Subaru Impreza race car that we featured not too long ago: 

Recently, Dmitrij had the opportunity to visit his childhood home of Pripyat, built next to the Chernobyl power plant in northern Ukraine. Dmitrij (pronounced 'dmee-tree') was living in Pripyat during April 1986 at age 5 with his grandpartents when the power plant disaster happened in the middle of the night, releasing clouds of radioactive material into the atmosphere. 30 hours later, the town was completely evacuated, never to return. 

Dmitrij had wanted to go back to Pripyat for many years and bring his full-size race car with him, however the local authorities couldn't allow this - making the 1/10th RC version of his car the only choice for the trip! 

For the full article from Dmitrij, click right here or scroll down to see some of the amazing photos he brought back with him. 

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Check out Dmitrij's complete travelogue on his website for more about this emotional visit to his childhood home. 


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