Documentary essay about the Ural monotown Karabash. It is often referred to by the media as "the dirtiest city on the planet". This title has not been officially confirmed, but two centuries of copper production have really left a tangible imprint on the local nature, putting the city on the brink of an ecological disaster. The main force in the city is the copper smelter, the main source of both jobs and pollution. Young worker Volodya tells how life works in the city, where nothing ever changes.