After I had to cancel my skiing trip earlier this winter, I was looking forward to spend some time in Pöyrisjärvi wilderness area in spring, to be still able to enjoy a couple of days skiing through the tundra. Now in March I finally found the time to go skiing for a week .. Continue reading “Springtime in Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area – Skiing Between Reindeer Herds”
About a Pile of Money and a Deep Hole in the Ground: Diamond Mining in Mirny, Yakutia
Last week I had the pleasure to attend a course in Sakha Republic (Yakutia), in the Russian Federation. The course within the thematic area of extractive industries brought me to Mirny, a small city which has been built around its mining activities. Since Russian geologists have found rich diamond deposits in the Republic of Sakha, Russia has become one of the world leaders in diamond production. Also Mirny is significantly shaped from the extraction of diamonds in the area ..
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