MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. The Russian Finance Ministry sold raw diamonds with the weight up to 10.8 carats at a public auction on February 20 in the amount of $3.5 mln, the Ministry reports on Thursday.
A total of 197 lots with the total weight of 406.8 carats were offered in the amount of $26.53 mln. 23 lots worth $3.5 mln were sold, the Ministry said.
Another auction was staged on February 19, with diamond sales totaling $6.9 mln, the Ministry reported earlier.
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