The International Football Tournament in honour of Alexander Shkadov

The International Youth Football Tournament under the auspices of Kristall Production Corporation took place from the 21st to the 26th of August 2007 in Smolensk. The competition was organized in honour of Alexander Shkadov, an outstanding figure in the Russian diamond industry.

The International Football Tournament in honour of Alexander Shkadov finished in Smolensk.

The International Youth Football Tournament under the auspices of Kristall Production Corporation took place from the 21st to the 26th of August 2007 in Smolensk. The competition was organized in honour of Alexander Shkadov, an outstanding figure in the Russian diamond industry.

The event has become traditional since 2000 when it was first held in the diamond capital of Russia. This year the annual Tournament has become international: teams from Germany, Slovakia and Belarus accepted the invitation to come to Smolensk.

The final game was played on Sunday evening, August 26, 2007. A combined team from the German city of Hagen became the winner of the Tournament.

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Alexander I. Shkadov was born in 1940. He began his activities in diamond industry in 1970 as a processing engineer at Kristall, Smolensk. Up to 1988, when he was elected Director General of the company, he served as workshop superintendent, chief engineer, and commercial director.

Under his management Smolensk Kristall became the major polished diamond manufacturer in Russia. He was at the roots of the company’s global sales network, and a marketing system which made Russian Cut diamonds competitive in the world market.

Mr. Shkadov was the first president of the Russian Diamond Manufacturers Association.