A dredge strips overburden from one of the two pits of the Lomonosov diamond mine.
Members of the Canadian business delegation accompanied by Canadian Consul, Anna Biolik, and Dr. Yevgeny Valuyev, President of Severalmaz, just after arriving by helicopter from Arkhangelsk city.
In October 2002, Alex Ingerov participated in a Canadian Government Trade Mission to the Arkhangelsk Region, northeast of St. Petersburg. Most Russian diamonds are produced several thousand kilometres to the east of Arkhangelsk, near Mirny in central Siberia.
The Arkhangelsk discoveries are relatively recent. Severalmaz (a diamond-mining company whose name means