titanium dioxide, industrial strategy, comprehensive use, resource conservation, potential of reproduction.
USSR, as a whole, has declined substantially, and some types of mineral raw materials became scarce. Among them are titanium-containing raw materials. Therefore, solution of the problem to ensure the long term raw material titanium industry of the country and to strengthen the overall mineral potential - becomes important issue. A comparative analysis of the mineral resource base structure of the USSR and the Russian Federation is carried out. A preliminary assessment of prospects for reconstruction of the mineral and raw material base for titanium consuming industries is presented.
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