"We are restarting sales in May," Sergei Vybornov said.
Vybornov said Alrosa had already signed contracts with five companies on diamond sales worth some $300 million by the end of the year.
Alrosa accounts for 97% of Russian and 25% of global diamond output. The Russian government holds a 50.9% stake in the company.
Vybornov also noted that market prices for diamonds were currently around the mid-2007 level.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.