First time I visited the Donbass region was at the beginning of summer of 2014, right at the beginning of the military conflict.
In the autumn of 2020, the military actions between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and the armed formations of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic with the support of Armenia resumed. The clashes were the longest and bloodiest in the region since the end of the Karabakh war in 1994. The fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia lasted six weeks and ended on November. Many Armenian families had to leave Karabakh and their houses even though the truce was announced. The exodus of the Armenians that repeated the events of the end of the last century is depicted on the family portraits.
Baikal-Amur Railway (in Russian is often called simply BAM) is the eastern part of the Great Northern Railway Line, a Soviet project started in 1928. The new railway was supposed to help develop the natural resources of the areas through which it was laid, but in reality the construction of industrial complexes along its length did not take place either under the USSR or after the collapse of the Soviet Union.