Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...


GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

Yuri Dudenkov, former Vice President of ALROSA dies

17 january 2020
yuri_dudenkov.pngYuri Dudenkov, a former Vice President of ALROSA, who oversaw the company's sales policy, died yesterday.
Yuri Dudenkov was born in Moscow in 1943. He graduated from the Moscow State University named after Mikhail Lomonosov as a geologist and geochemist, and later earned a PhD in Geology and Mineralogy. From 1967 to 1973, he worked at the VNIIALMAZ Research Institute for Diamonds and Diamond Tools and then at the Moscow State University. Then Yuri Dudenkov joined the Gokhran of the USSR Ministry of Finance in 1976 where he worked until 1986 and where he occupied the positions of a senior researcher at the agency’s laboratory, a deputy chief engineer, the head of the Gokhran Technical Department and the head of the Diamond Sorting Center within the Committee of the Russian Federation for Precious Metals and Precious Stones. In 1993, Yuri Dudenkov joined ALROSA, where he oversaw the diamond sorting and sales operations. In 1998, he was promoted to become the General Director of ALROSA’s United Selling Organization and in February 2000 he was appointed Vice President of ALROSA.
Yuri Dudenkov made a worthy contribution to the development of the country's diamond industry, devoting most of his life to research and organizational work in this sector.
The editorial staff of Rough&Polished bring their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Yuri Dudenkov.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough & Polished, Strasbourg