Kleofas Coal Mine


It was established in 1845 and stopped operating in 1867. After the change of ownership in 1881, new shafts were dug, and mining was resumed. The decision to close the mine was made in 2004. Today the Silesia City Center, with a preserved shaft tower, is located in the area of that former mine. 

An estimated 1,400 girls are not born every year in Armenia due to a rooted preference for male children. The son-bias combined with a lower birth rate, has led to an alarming number of sex-selective abortions. Community activities, various laws and television shows are addressing the issue - with positive results. But is the actual problem being tackled?