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8. Delaying the Date


In order to make sure that the De Beers did not have enough time to inspect the mine, the Soviets kept delaying the tour. The officials that De Beers sent only got to spend 20 minutes inside the mine because their passports expired. This scheme annoyed De Beers so much that they started looking for diamonds in other places. Don’t forget to click next because you are going to find out when and why the mine was closed.

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