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By John Helmer in Moscow Alrosa has referred to the criminal prosecutors and the Russian courts the investigation of a case of substitution of low-value synthetic stones in a batch of Alrosa rough that was sold to a foreign client. Andrei Polyakov, the company spokesman, told PolishedPrices.com that a case of substitution had been discovered […]

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By John Helmer in Moscow The oldest form of Chinese wrestling (jǐao dǐ) involved the contestants literally locking horns with the objective of head-butting each other into insensibility. Half a millennium later, the Chinese emperors decided that there was more military value in training their soldiers to knock opponents off their feet.

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