Spartak is a village located 3km North of Donetsk, the capital of the self-proclaimed republic with the same name; before the war there were about 5,000 inhabitants living there, today only 45. Since the beginning of the conflict, because of the fighting, about 210 people have died in Spartak while there is not an exact figure of the number of wounded. Today Spartak seems a place that survived a nuclear holocaust in which the survivors move like shadows. Among the rubble of the terraced houses and along the deserted avenues, packs of stray dogs roam around, while the ghostly silence is broken only by the noise of the wind-blown plates and the sounds of war that here and in many other places along the front line, hangs with all its horror.