Reference : V-P-AM-E-00242
Date : 31/10/2012
Country/Region : ARMENIA
Caption : Tavush district, Ijevan, railway station. The town railway station has not been in operation for 21 years. It used to be a rail link between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The former head of the railway station is now the guard.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
During Soviet times, there was much trade between the two countries. All trade has been stopped since the war in the early 1990s. The conflict with Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh contributed to a severe economic decline in the early 1990s and Armenia's borders with Turkey remain closed. This economic isolation from its two neighbours has limited its ability to make its economy grow. It is also dependant on Russia whose economic downturn directly affects the Armenian economy.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour