Diamond weighing 52 carats was named in honor of the slain in Turkey, Ambassador Charles

Mined in Yakutia diamond weight of 51.91 carats was named after was shot in Ankara, Russian diplomat Andrei Karlov. On Friday, 8 September, the press service of the company “ALROSA”.

“In order to perpetuate the memory of Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Turkey Andrei Gennadievich Karlov, who was tragically killed on 19 December 2016, and expressions of respect for his merits in strengthening the international prestige and defending the interests of Russia, we have decided to name in honor of Andrew G. diamond”, — stated in the message.

According to the head of the company “ALROSA” Sergey Ivanov, the large diamonds found in nature is extremely rare, each one is unique, and the same unique person and an outstanding diplomat was Charles. It is reported that the gem was mined in the jubilee pipe 11 July 2017. It is crystal clear with a yellowish tinge, having the shape of an octahedron (a polyhedron with eight faces), with dimensions of approximately 19 by 19 by 18 by 12 millimeters.

Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was killed during a speech at the opening of the photo exhibition in Ankara, shot in the back. He was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Russia “for their resilience and courage in the post of extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Turkey, a great contribution to the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation”.