Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

Master plan to establish Norilsk-Dudinka urban agglomeration underway

05 february 2024

The government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory reported that, following the results of an open competition, the master plan to establish the Norilsk-Dudinka urban agglomeration will be developed by the Urbanika Institute of Territorial Planning from St. Petersburg.

Until March 15, contractors will conduct analytical work, after which they will present scenarios for the development of the northern territories. The project will then be submitted for public discussion, and the final master plan is expected to be outlined by the end of May.

The creation of the Norilsk-Dudinka agglomeration is considered feasible due to the close transport interconnection of the two settlements with the aim of continuous delivery of goods from the Norilsk industrial region to the seaport of Dudinka for subsequent transportation along the Northern Sea Route.

According to the project's website, Norilsk and Dudinka can be fully classified as an urban agglomeration thanks to their territorial connectivity and commuting.

The master plan for the Norilsk-Dudinka agglomeration is being developed taking into account the previous plans for the spatial development of Norilsk, as well as the architectural layout for the renovation of Norilsk until 2035. Its intention is to reflect the synergistic effects of the further joint development of Norilsk and Dudinka.

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished