A large diamond was named in honor of coach Putin

A large diamond was named in honor of coach Putin

Company ALROSA announced the awarding of a diamond weighing carats 136,24 name of Anatoly Rakhlin, honored judo coach, among the pupils of which was Vladimir Putin.

“Diamond is as hard as the characters of our athletes and fighters. We decided to call it a unique precious stone by the name of Anatoly Rakhlin, in order to preserve the memory of the Russian honored coach who trained many strong-willed people, whose power is similar to the unique properties of Russian diamonds,” — said Vice-President of ALROSA Rinat Gizatulin.

Diamond weighing carats 136,24, which is extracted from the company ALROSA

Photo: alrosa.ru

The right to give the name of the largest diamond sold on the past in the framework of the second Eastern economic forum charity auction in support of endangered and rare species of the Far East. The winner of the auction was Gizatulin, noting that the President of ALROSA Andrey Zharkov approved the appropriation of a diamond the name of the coach.

Anatoly Rakhlin, scored the first group of students in 1964. Among his pupils was the future President of Russia Vladimir Putin, as well as future billionaires Arkady and Boris Rotenberg. Under the leadership Rachlin Putin has been twice the master of sports: in 1973, Sambo, and in 1975 in judo.

In may 2013, Rachlin decree Putin was awarded the order of Honour for merit in the development of judo. In August of the same year the coach died at the age of 75 years, at the ceremony of farewell with him in St. Petersburg was attended by Putin himself. 2014 name Rachlin is specialized detsko-youthful sports school of the Olympic reserve on judo of the Kalinin district of St. Petersburg.