Before the fall of the Soviet Union, the city of Konstantinovka bustled with more than 20 factories, which provided tens of thousands of jobs. Today, less than a handful of factories remain in operation. Defunct factory rubble in this former industrial titan of a city is everywhere now. While being rather depressing, I still find it interesting to think about what it must have been like 25 years ago, when it played a major role for the Soviet Union. Could they not have seen this coming?
Chris Miller ditches the sprawl and heads for the lesser-known rural areas of eastern Ukraine.