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ALROSA’s CEO transfers his salary to the flood affected in Yakutia

01 june 2018
ALROSA’s CEO Sergey Ivanov has transferred his month’s salary to a special account to raise funds for the victims of a large-scale flood in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
“Of course, this sum will only cover the smallest part of the needs of those affected by the flood. But thus I expect to attract attention of other people to this difficult situation, in which thousands of citizens of the Republic found themselves. I really hope that together we will be able to make contribution to support the victims of the flood,” said Sergey Ivanov.
Previously the management of ALROSA claimed that they were ready to help the citizens of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), affected by the large-scale flood. The company is in constant contact with the operational headquarters, preparing the material to be sent in the flooded communities. The company also regards the opportunity of providing some material support to the families, which were affected the most by the flood.
As a result of the spring flood, which is lasting for about three weeks in Yakutia, more than 40 communities were affected. 1.3 thousand houses residing more than a thousand of people were flooded as well as dozens of socially significant objects. The roads, supporting structures and transmission lines are damaged. The total cost of the damage is over 1.1 bn rubles.


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