Yakutia large diamonds to be named after WW II heroes
Yakutia government and ALROSA launch the campaign to mark republic statehood’s 100th anniversary
Yakutia 24 TV channel: The large diamonds, found by ALROSA diamond company on the republic territory, will be given the names of Heroes of the Soviet Union, called up to the Great Patriotic War.
The names of 21 Yakuts will be immortalized until May 9, 2020. Names will be assigned in the framework of the joint project “100 nominal diamonds for the 100th anniversary of Yakutia statehood” by Yakutia government and ALROSA.
At the initiative of the regions’s head Aisen Nikolaev, supported by ALROSA Director General Sergey Ivanov, the names of 100 famous Yakutians will be assigned to the unique diamonds, weighing more than 50 carats mined until 2022.