ARKHANGELSK, may 5 — RIA Novosti. Large diamond weighing carat 181,68 produced at the field name of the Fungus in the Mezen district of the Arkhangelsk region, was named “Archangel Michael”, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional government.
“Found in the Arkhangelsk region diamond was the largest gem in Europe and the fourth largest among the diamonds extracted in territory of the Russian Federation in the XXI century”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
The competition to choose a name for the diamond was held from February to April of 2017. During this period to the web page of the Governor of Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov received more than a thousand proposals. The first option is “Archangel Michael” suggested a resident of Severodvinsk Sergey Prokopiev.
“Today we discussed the results of the competition and considered all names for this diamond, which was proposed by northerners. In the end, we came to a common decision: to give the diamond the name of the heavenly patron of our region. In honor of the Archangel Michael and named a regional center, and our entire region. There’s something deeply symbolic in the fact that one of the largest diamonds produced in our country, will bear the name of the patron Saint of the Arkhangelsk region” — quoted Orlov, press service of the regional government.
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