London, 11 September 2008: Solemn events dedicated to the 10th anniversary of collaboration between Smolensk Kristall Production Corporation and De Beers took place. Yuri Fedotov the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Great Britain, the management of Diamond Trading Company and a delegation of Smolensk Kristall at the head of the governor of Smolensk region Sergey Antufyev participated in the events. De Beers` representatives noted that the Smolensk Kristall is one of the world leaders in the field of diamond manufacturing and it confirmed its status of a sightholder (trusted client) of DTC thrice . The both parts expressed their tendency to develop long-term collaboration on mutually beneficial basis. These events in Great Britain are evidence of Kristall’s top status in the global diamond market and of a significant role played by Smolensk cutters in the world diamond community.