26th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (diamond)

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26th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Weight342.57 carats (68.514 g)
ColorFancy lemon yellow
Country of origin Soviet Union
Mine of originMir mine
Discovered1980
Cut byRaw
Original ownerGovernment of the Soviet Union
OwnerDiamond Fund, Moscow Kremlin
Estimated valueNever put on sale

The 26th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (26th Congress of the CPSU, Russian: XXVI съезд КПСС) is a 342.57 carat[1] fancy lemon yellow[2] raw diamond, the largest gem diamond ever found in Russia or the territory of the former Soviet Union, and one of the largest in the world as of 2016.

It was mined at the Mir kimberlitic pipe (Yakutia, Far Eastern Federal District) on December 23rd,1980[3] and named after the 26th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, opening February 23, 1981.

It is kept in the Russian Diamond Fund (Moscow Kremlin).[4]

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  1. ^ "АЛРОСА добыла в Якутии алмаз в 235 карат". forbes.ru (in Russian). 9 October 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ "В России добыли уникальный алмаз-гигант массой более 800 карат". KM.RU (in Russian). 24 October 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. ^ "26th Congress of the CPSU". ALROSA. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Крупнейшие алмазы, найденные на территории России". awros.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 30 June 2016.