Vitaly really loves this place and works tirelessly to improve the quality of life for the locals and to attract new residents.

Neither the threat of earthquakes nor the constant notifications about carcinogenic air sent by the salt factory, have stopped him

in his pursuit of finding new prospects for the citizens of Trona and nearby cities in a similar desolation.

Visits to the local salt factory have been suspended for a while now, and no one can say with certainty what is happening there.

The locals try to stay positive because Trona is a very special town with a mysterious charm and incredible otherworldly desert landscapes.

Vitaly has shown us some of the beautiful places surrounding the area, an abandoned church where he wanted to organize film screenings,

Lake Isabella, where he swims every weekend, and local stores where you can buy Russian food.

Simultaneously, Vitaliy continues his fight to improve life in his motherland of Russia,

he is involved in various projects and social actions, organizing rallies, manifestations, and even hunger strikes to change the political and social situation in the country.

Nevertheless, he prefers to spend most of his life in his cozy and calm house, far from disagreements, struggles, and other global human problems.

Trona is a special ghost town with a peaceful and stunning soul, an enigmatic atmosphere, and wonderful people living there.

This place has a special kind of magic that will make you return once you get a glimpse of its unique beauty.