Forgotten Village Twenty years ago, time stopped in many small industrial towns in Eastern Ukraine. Massive closure of already outdated and under-performing coal-mines destroyed the lives and economies in these little cities. The hope of a new government, a new country, caused many of the people living in these places to look elsewhere. With only their dreams, many people decided to leave their homes in search of a better life. Many were successful in their new lives. But many took the abuse of being forgotten by everyone, including their state and by their people. Not many people know about these semi-ghost towns, towns that once thrived around a coal mine: it is as if an old ideology was cast aside, and a new one never came to replace it. Instead, some obscure reality established itself. In this reality, old mines are pirated by strong men who desperately want to make some money and provide for their families. In this reality, you probably won't find a man who has survived past his sixtieth birthday, but only old women gathering in the backyards of block apartment buildings. What you will find is a giant share of cruelty that these people took on their shoulders by being in a wrong time and place, leaving themselves behind, on the edge of two eras.