Hetq photo: Waste being dumped into the Debed river
Armenia may be the smallest of all ex-Soviet countries, but when it comes to damaging the environment it shows little modesty.

Writing in Armenian, Hetq.am posts a photo of resident and economic trash being dumped into the River Debed in the northern city of Alaverdi.

Most ironically, the contractor that dumps the waste three times a week is named “Bettering Alaverdi.”