Russia: lithium consumption low

According to VIAM CEO Yevgeniy Kablov, Russia experiences the problem of the lithium manufacture. The only lithium manufacturer in Russia is the Novosibirsk Works of Chemical Concentrates (NZKH), which supplies lithium both to the domestic customers and abroad. The enterprise started manufacturing lithium in 1960s. But Russia has no developed raw materials base to produce…

Ukraine: criminal gets largest lithium deposits

One of the largest lithium deposits in Europe, situated in Kirovograd region, has been given to Ukrainskiye redkiye metally LLC (Ukrainian rare metals). On May 20, Kirovograd regional council voted to allow the company to work at the deposits. The company is believed to be connected with Alexander Pavlyuchenko, a well-known criminal. (Ukrainian metal)