Komsomolske is a city in Donetsk Oblast
Donetsk Oblast
Donetsk Oblast is an oblast of eastern Ukraine. Its administrative center is Donetsk. Historically, the province is an important part of the Donbas region...

Oblast is a type of administrative division in Slavic countries, including some countries of the former Soviet Union. The word "oblast" is a loanword in English, but it is nevertheless often translated as "area", "zone", "province", or "region"...

) of Ukraine
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after Russia...

. Population is 12,813 (2001).

Komsomolskoye is a small city in Ukraine about 1.5 hours outside Donetsk by local bus. Most of the people live in small flats with their families as was common in Soviet times. While it may seem very backwards by western standards the people have learned to live with very little in the way of materialistic possessions. As you will find in many underdeveloped areas of Ukraine and the world the people tend to form close family bonds to help support each other through the hard times. Its outward appearance may be daunting and poor by many standards, but upon closer inspection it begins to take on a certain rugged charisma.
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