Lifestyle

Photos show what life is like in a Siberian diamond mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, which is home to 40,000 people and where the sun is up for 20 hours a day in the summer

Mirny is a diamond mining town in Siberia,Russia, about 280 miles (450 kilometers) from the Arctic Circle. Most of the town’s roughly 40,000 residents work for Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond miner by volume. On a trip to Russia last summer, I spent three days in Mirny with Alrosa. I […]
Photos show what life is like in a Siberian diamond mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, which is home to 40,000 people and where the sun is up for 20 hours a day in the summer
Strategy

The US head of the world’s largest diamond miner says its sustainability plan isn’t just good for the planet, it’s the future of its business

Rebecca Foerster is head of the North American division of Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond miner by volume. She said that Alrosa’s ability to be fully transparent about where its diamonds come from will appeal to American consumers. Third parties have deemed Alrosa’s practices as sustainable, largely because its diamonds […]
The US head of the world’s largest diamond miner says its sustainability plan isn’t just good for the planet, it’s the future of its business