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

All Arctic regional centers in Yakutia to have access to high-speed Internet by 2027

12 march 2024

By the end of 2027, all regional centers of Yakutia in the Arctic will be connected to the high-speed Internet, said Anatoly Semyonov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Yakutia.

According to him, a big breakthrough has been made in Yakutia within five years, and today 386 settlements are connected to the fiber-optic communication line.

"No other subject of the Russian Federation can boast of such a pace. (...) We see how with the advent of the fast Internet the population begins to actively use general services, government services, messengers, and social networks. People can receive medical services, study and work remotely," Semyonov said.

The "Synergy of the Arctic" project is being implemented by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished