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Armenia’s copper capital no longer? The uncertain future of Alaverdi

The copper smelter in Alaverdi, the city’s largest employer, was forced to shut down in 2018 due to excessive pollution.

Armenia’s copper capital no longer? The uncertain future of Alaverdi

By Gayane Mkrtchyan

The copper smelter in Alaverdi, the city’s largest employer, was forced to shut down in 2018 due to excessive pollution.

The coexistence of the ‘old’ and the ‘new’: a Soviet monotown in Georgia

While the enterprises central to industrial Soviet monotowns proved ineffective in the market economy — the cities surrounding them continue to live.

The coexistence of the ‘old’ and the ‘new’: a Soviet monotown in Georgia

By Olga Pinchuk

While the enterprises central to industrial Soviet monotowns proved ineffective in the market economy — the cities surrounding them continue to live.

In pictures | Rustavi: The city of factories

Rustavi’s factories have led to ‘alarming’ levels of air pollution in the city — local activists, backed by the city council, are getting fed up.

In pictures | Rustavi: The city of factories

Rustavi’s factories have led to ‘alarming’ levels of air pollution in the city — local activists, backed by the city council, are getting fed up.

North Ossetia’s toxic choice

The Electrozinc metallurgical plant is a source of valuable jobs in Vladikavkaz, but for many, its toxic reputation is a source of constant anxiety.

North Ossetia’s toxic choice

By Alina Bigayeva

The Electrozinc metallurgical plant is a source of valuable jobs in Vladikavkaz, but for many, its toxic reputation is a source of constant anxiety.

South Ossetia’s mineral waters: hostage to politics

South Ossetia’s fledgling bottled water industry is struggling; international isolation is a problem, but so is exporting across the Russian border.

South Ossetia’s mineral waters: hostage to politics

By Gana Yanovskaya

South Ossetia’s fledgling bottled water industry is struggling; international isolation is a problem, but so is exporting across the Russian border.

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