Evdokia, 70, keeps one room in the cottage very tidy. It is full of memories of the past.
A son and daughter now live in Moscow. Another son lives in Vyzhhorod, near Kiev.
Evdokia's mother died in Ilyintsi in 2000, aged 100.
Villagers who moved away still come back to bury their relatives in the cemetery.
Words: Stephen Mulvey. Photos: Phil coomes