Russian government approves rare earths expansion programme

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 12 February 2016

The country plans to revive its soviet rare earths mining industry, which led the world in rare earths production in the 1970s, through a combination of state and private funding.

By Eugene Vorotnikov

The Russian government has approved a proposed state programme targeting a significant increase in the domestic production of rare earths by 2020.

A spokesperson for Denis Manturov, Russia’s minister of industry and trade, whose department oversees the development of rare earths in the country, announced the plan last...

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