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ALROSA and Anabar Diamonds sign a social partnership agreement with the Oleneksky district

14 march 2024

Representatives of the Russian diamond mining companies ALROSA and Anabar Diamonds met with residents of the Oleneksky Evenki national district of the Yakutia Rupublic to sign an Agreement on socio-economic cooperation.

In accordance with the agreement, the Oleneksky district will receive dividends from diamond enterprises in the amount of over 100 million rubles for socio-economic development. The agreement with ALROSA was signed for 2024-2026, and with Anabar Diamonds - for 2024.

The meeting was attended by Pavel Marinychev, General Director and Chairman of the Board of ALROSA, and Alexey Okorokov, General Director of the Almazy Anabara Joint Stock Company.

Under a new agreement, the two companies will provide annual financial contributions to the district's budget for socio-economic development. In addition, the long-term practice of training and subsequent employment of the local population in the production departments of the companies will continue.

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