On April 2, 2021, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Mikhaylovich Sergeev and Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aysen Sergeyevich Nikolayev held an online press-conference at Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency. According to Alexander Sergeev, it is necessary to continue the development of the richest region of our country. The impact-diamond deposit is the only technical diamond deposit in the world. “From the scientific point of view, it is beautiful. The diamonds have high technical characteristics. And large companies are already interested in supporting the expedition this year,” Alexander Mikhaylovich said.  

“New exploration methods, new ideas suggest that there are many other deposits around the one that is now being developed; the reserves in this area exceed the reserves of the largest deposits in the world. Some of our colleagues say that Yakutia is the richest region in terms of rare earths on our planet as a whole. It needs to be developed. When we say that Yakutia is the prime treasure trove of minerals and raw materials, the problem, of course, lies in the energy. Because it is possible to prospect, it is possible to dig out, take it somewhere. But it is much more correct to organize the product processing and extraction. And processing requires energy,” the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences said.