The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

ALROSA Airlines started to fly Boeing-737

11 february 2013

ALROSA Airlines switched over to operating flights on Boeing-737-700. This was reported in the company’s press release received by Rough&Polished today.
The first flight on Boeing-737-700 was made from Moscow to Mirny on February 11, 2013. On the same day the airline sent its Boeing on a flight from Mirny to Moscow and further to Krasnodar.
The aircraft has been taken on lease from Yakutia Airlines. In the future, ALROSA Airlines plans to take more Boeing-737 on lease to replace the technologically obsolete Tu-154 aircraft. Currently, the company is training its crews and airport personnel to operate this type of aircraft.
ZAO ALROSA Airlines is established on the basis of Mirny Air Enterprise, a division of the ALROSA diamond mining company, and operates as a separate legal entity starting from January 1, 2013.
ALROSA Airlines provides cargo services to diamond miner ALROSA and is also engaged in passenger transportation in Western Yakutia (up to 250,000 people a year). To date, the airline's fleet consists of 41 aircraft (mainly Tu-154, Tu-134, An-24 and An-26) and 29 helicopters.

Tatiana Alexandrova, Rough&Polished, Moscow