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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

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Representatives of Nornickel and RAS reveal the results of 2022-2023 large-scale scientific expedition

20 february 2024

The "Great scientific expedition", the second stage of an ambitious environmental research project conducted by Norilsk Nickel together with scientists from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), concluded in 2023. Its results were presented today in Zaryadye Park in Moscow.

Based on the results of the work, scientists were able to assess the current state of biodiversity of animals and plants and identified negative factors and threats from industrial facilities. The expedition became the first large-scale and comprehensive study of the regions of industrial activity of Norilsk Nickel enterprises in the history of modern Russia. The total area on which scientific samples were collected amounted to 71,300 square km.

Cooperation between Norilsk Nickel and the Russian Academy of Sciences began as the company took post-accident action at Norilsk CHPP-3. The company decided not only to reduce the impact of production facilities on the environment to the minimum, but to achieve zero net losses of biodiversity and promote the gradual restoration of damaged ecosystems, which required scientific research.

The first step in this direction was the Great Norilsk Expedition, which took place from 2020 to 2022, and the Great Scientific Expedition became its logical continuation. It was important for the company to assess the impact of its production in the regions of its operation - the Trans-Baikal and Krasnoyarsk territories, and the Murmansk region.

“The interaction of Norilsk Nickel with the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences began with the idea of reviving systematic scientific research in the Arctic regions,” noted Andrey Grachev, vice president for federal and regional programs of Norilsk Nickel.

“In total, over the past 4 years, 6 scientific expeditions have been carried out with the support of Norilsk Nickel.”

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