Through a number of pictures a photographer Alexander Chekmenev tells us about a hard life of Donbass mineworkers. He also provides some comments sharing his memories.
Old apartments of miners lacked central heating. They made themselves warm with the help of coal loaded into small iron stoves.
Cold water was supplied according to a certain time schedule and was available 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening. Hot water supply was stopped.
Miners had to sleep next to the stoves as it was too cold inside. They were short of money and could get some food only at their working place.