20 years ago in many industrial cities in eastern Ukraine life it seems to stop: closed mines, which by that time had become outdated and could no longer bring income to the state. The country embarked on a new course, and people began to look in other directions. Then, for many move was the best solution, while others have decided to stay and be doomed to the fate of being forgotten by all - and their state and their fellow countrymen.
Portraits on the wall in the corridors of office buildings in Sverdlovsk, a small mining town in the Luhansk region. (Sasha Maslov)
Working oil lubricates the drill bit to be lowered under the ground in parts. (Sasha Maslov)
At the mine in the Luhansk region. (Sasha Maslov)