- Russia-focused Trans-Siberian Gold said it had appointed Evgeny Volkov as manager of its Asacha mine in South Kamchatka.

Volkov was most recently mine director at Nordgold's Zun-Khloba mine in the Republic of Buryatiya.

'Having worked for a number of large scale and highly regarded mining companies, Evgeny brings with him a strong track record of operational and health and safety best practise,' chief executive Alexander Dorogov said.

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