MOSCOW, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will on Monday meet Sergei Ivanov, chief executive of the state-controlled diamond producer Alrosa, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Alrosa, the world’s largest producer of rough diamonds, has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, although demand started to recover in August.
The government has been considering whether state precious metals and gems repository Gokhran could buy $0.5 billion-$1 billion of the firm’s rough diamonds to help it amid the pandemic. (Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Polina Devitt; Editing by Edmund Blair)
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