Propaganda at its best (7): The diamond named after the 26th Congress of the Communist Party

In the little diamond mining town of Mirny, somewhere in the East of Siberia, it is customary to give a name to diamonds above a certain number of carats.

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Usually, they’re named “Veronika”, “Pushkin”, or after their discoverer’s name. But this one, a 342.5 carat diamond found in 1980, was named “26th Congress of the Communist Party”, Brejnev’s last congress.

There is no overzealous apparatchik in Soviet Russia!

3 thoughts on “Propaganda at its best (7): The diamond named after the 26th Congress of the Communist Party

  1. Hello,
    I’m a director of Japanese TV show “AMAZIPANG!”.
    In our show, we interview foreigners traveling around Japan.
    https://www.tbs.co.jp/amazipang/

    I would like to introduce about mir mine’s diamond in our show.
    Then, I would like to use the photo you uploaded on blog to introduce it.
    Could we use your beautiful photo in our show?

    https://travelleronamission.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/the-diamond-named-after-the-26th-congress-of-the-communist-party/

    I want to use the largest diamond picture.
    Please send your reply to my email address.
    okazaki.rico@tbs.co.jp

    I’m looking forward to see your reply.
    Thank you.

    Rico

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  2. Hello,
    I’m a director of Japanese TV show “AMAZIPANG!”.
    In our show, we interview foreigners traveling around Japan.
    https://www.tbs.co.jp/amazipang/

    I would like to introduce about mir mine’s diamond in our show.
    Then, I would like to use the photo you uploaded on blog to introduce it.
    Could we use your beautiful photo in our show?

    https://travelleronamission.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/the-diamond-named-after-the-26th-congress-of-the-communist-party/

    I want to use the largest diamond picture.
    Please send your reply to my email address.

    I’m looking forward to see your reply.
    Thank you.

    Rico

    Like

    1. Hi Rico
      I apologise for the late response, as I was having trouble to login. I hope it is not too late. Yes, I am very happy for you to use the picture.
      Also, I am in Tokyo this week, so if you would like to ask me any other question about it, please let me know.
      Thank you and good luck
      Emeline

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