Three boys sword fighting with sticks outside their home in Neryungri. The city was built and boomed in the 1970s when coal was first discovered here. The pale pink decrepit apartment blocks are a reminder of the city's functional purpose. Despite all the money that has been extracted from the ground, not much money goes back into the community. Neryungri's trade routes will be affected as roads and railway lines built on previously considered stable ground Permafrost , begins to thaw.