Day and night freight trains depart the town of Alaverdi in Northern Armenia with a cargo of pure copper and slowly make their way across the nearby Georgian border and onwards to Russia; taking with them any hope that the people of this town - with a history of copper production stretching back 230 years - have of economic survival.
At the peak of Soviet Armenia almost 50,000 tons of copper were produced in Alaverdi. Now the once prosperous Vallex copper factory is in a state of rapid decline
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