Pripyat (Ukrainian: При́п'ять, Pryp’yat’) is an abandoned city in northern Ukraine, near the border with Belarus. Named for the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979, and had grown to a population of 49,360 before being evacuated a few days after the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
Though Pripyat is located within the administrative district of Ivankiv Raion, the abandoned city now has a special status within the larger Kiev Oblast (province), being administered directly from Kiev. Pripyat is also supervised by Ukraine's Ministry of Emergencies, which manages activities for the entire Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Pripyat is home to the levels "All Ghillied Up" and its sequel "One Shot, One Kill ". In both these levels, the ghost city is portrayed as a gloomy, dark, lonely and scary place with gray skies and long, unkempt grass. In these two missions the player plays as Captain Price, then Lieutenant, in a flashback. He is under the command of Captain MacMillan and the player must sneak past Ultranationalist forces in a ghillie suit, hence the name. In the next mission, the player must try to assassinate Imran Zakhaev, who is the main antagonist in the game. When the character manages to shoot his arm off with a Barret .50cal, a helicopter spots them and they must escape the hotel from which they assassinate him. While escaping, MacMillan is injured by a crashing Mi-28 Havoc and must be carried by the player to the extraction point which is at the ever-famous Pripyat Ferris wheel.
Buildings worth mentioning include the hotel "Polissya", which is the building Price and MacMillan attempt to assassinate Zakhaev from, the center "Energetik", the large art studio near the end of "All Ghillied Up", the "Azure" swimming pool, and the Pripyat Ferris wheel and bumper car ride which were due to open on May 1, 1986, but never did, due to the Chernobyl Disaster.