city of Pripyat and other areas within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
were locked down and guarded closely following the forced evacuations
after the Nuclear disaster, however, with the fall of the Soviet
Union in 1991, the Exclusion Zone, which was located primarily in
Ukraine, went through a period of lawlessness as the Ukraine republic
transitioned to its own government and control over the area. During
this time, much looting occurred, and pretty well anything of value
was stripped and taken - some believe most was 'liberated' by those
who worked within the zone.
This room, located in a secret Military base next to the Duga radar,
a giant antenna whose job was to detect an incoming missile strike
from the USA, had walls filled with Cold War propaganda, including
the Soviet Union symbol of the Hammer & Sickle. This room, like
the Soviet Union itself, would fall into eventual collapse.