Pryp'yat' was the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union. This city was founded to serve as a home for the workers of the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, with a population of roughly 50,000 people during its heyday. However, the workers abandoned the city of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Today, the site is an eerie memorial to late Soviet-era lifestyles, with family homes and businesses because people left immediately, meaning that places have toys, televisions, documents, record players, furniture, clothing, and other contemporary artifacts. Even stranger, many homes have trees, plants and animal life overtaking them because no one returned to maintain the structures.