Reference : V-P-AM-E-00294
Date : 02/11/2012
Country/Region : ARMENIA
Caption : Armavir town, abandoned factory. Many such factories exist around Armenia. During Soviet times, factories were often specialized. Each produced one element of the final product as part of an integrated production chain.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
Each factory was dependant on the other to make the final product. Under Soviet central planning system, Armenia developed a modern industrial sector, supplying machine tools, textiles, and other manufactured goods to sister republics, in exchange for raw materials and energy. When the Soviet system collapsed so did this network of factories that depended on each other and many were forced to shut down as a result.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5443x3628
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour