The majority of women don’t care whether their diamonds are mined or lab grown - Alex Popov, CEO of Âme

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Bourse and former Chairman of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) launched a new jewelry brand under the name of Âme focused on design and using lab grown diamonds to produce jewelry meant to meet...

14 january 2019

At IDE, we encourage innovation throughout the bourse and have even opened a technological incubator to host start-ups - Yoram Dvash

A first generation diamantaire, Yoram Dvash founded ‘Y Dvash Diamonds Ltd’ in 1991 in Israel. While the company grew and made progress under his leadership, Dvash joined industry organizations such as the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA)...

09 january 2019

Cooperation and collaboration are the development trend of today

Pavel Grankin runs the Slava Group of companies and holds the Slava trademark (‘Slava’ means ‘Glory’ in Russian). He has graduated from the Mozhaisky Military Space Academy. He did his military service at the Plesetsk Сosmodrome from 1987 to...

04 january 2019

De Beers speaks on Zim invitation to explore for diamonds again

De Beers’ exploration team landed in Zimbabwe in 1993 and left in 2006, however, they first prospected for diamonds in Marange in the late 1990s. Harare, under the leadership of the then president Robert Mugabe, alleged that De Beers looted diamonds...

24 december 2018

The Kimberley Process mulling over broader definition of "conflict diamonds"

The participants of the recent Kimberley Process Plenary Meeting hosted by the European Union in Brussels carried their work to completion on November 16, 2018 but were left with a home work on their hands to be done before the next convention under...

17 december 2018

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