Alexander Pushkin (diamond)

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Alexander Pushkin
Weight320.65 carats (64.130 g)
ColorColorless
Country of origin Soviet Union.
Mine of originUdachnaya pipe
Discovered1989
Cut byRaw
Original ownerSoviet state.
OwnerRussian Diamond Fund, Moscow Kremlin.
Estimated valueNever put on sale.

The Alexander Pushkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Пу́шкин) is a 320.65 carat[1] colorless[2] raw diamond, the second largest gem diamond ever found in Russia or the territory of the former USSR (after the 26th Congress of the CPSU), and one of the largest in the world as of 2016. It was mined at the Udachnaya kimberlitic pipe (Yakutia, Far Eastern Federal District) in December 1989[3] and named after the world-famous Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. It is kept in the Russian Diamond Fund (Moscow Kremlin.)[4]

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  1. ^ "АЛРОСА добыла в Якутии алмаз в 235 карат". www.forbes.ru. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ "В России добыли уникальный алмаз-гигант массой более 800 карат". www.km.ru. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Unique diamond found in Siberia". www.pravdareport.com. 7 August 2003. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Крупнейшие алмазы, найденные на территории России". www.awros.ru. Retrieved 30 June 2016.