Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...

25 october 2021

Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

04 october 2021

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...

27 september 2021

ALROSA to hold the annual General Meeting of Shareholders in absentia

15 may 2020

alrosa_logo.jpgThe ALROSA Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on June 24, 2020 in the form of absentee voting due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation caused by the spread of coronavirus infection.
This decision was taken by the ALROSA Supervisory Board on Wednesday, May 13, based on the results of the vote.
On the agenda: to approve the Company’s annual report and annual accounting (financial) statements, distribute profits, approve dividends for 2019, elect members of the Supervisory Board and address a number of other issues.
The shareholders will be able to fill out voting ballots both on paper and electronically. Hard copies of voting ballots can be sent either to the Company’s office in Mirny (PJSC ALROSA, 6 Lenina St., Mirny, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), 678175, Russian Federation) or to the registrar (VTB Registrar, PO Box 54, Moscow, 127137, Russian Federation). Electronic versions of voting ballots are available online at or Completed voting ballots can be submitted up to 24 June inclusive.

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