Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Russia)

Coordinates: 55°45′45″N 37°34′49″E / 55.76250°N 37.58028°E / 55.76250; 37.58028
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Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation
Министерство природных ресурсов и экологии Российской Федерации
Agency overview
FormedMay 28, 2008 (2008-05-28)
JurisdictionGovernment of Russia
Headquarters4/6 Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia 123995
55°45′45″N 37°34′49″E / 55.76250°N 37.58028°E / 55.76250; 37.58028
Minister responsible
Child agencies
Websitewww.mnr.gov.ru

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (Russian: Министерство природных ресурсов и экологии Российской Федерации) is a ministry of the Government of Russia responsible for managing natural resources and the environment.[1]

Alexander Kozlov has served as Minister of Natural Resources and Environment since 10 November 2020.[2]

History[edit]

The ancestor of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is the State Mining and Geological Service, established by Peter the Great on October 2, 1700. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Natural Resources were created on August 14, 1996. They were combined to form the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on May 28, 2008.[1][3][4]

Activities[edit]

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is responsible for the creation and enforcement of policies and regulations dealing with the environment, including conservation, regeneration, forestry and wildlife protection. It is also responsible for the exploration, management and conservation of the country's natural resources, including the management of the water supply, mineral deposit development, and the exploration of the country's territory and continental shelf. Finally, the Ministry also is in charge of regulating industrial and energy safety, and monitors geological and earthquake activities and development of state police and legal regulation in forestry affairs.[3][5][6]

Departments[edit]

  • The Federal Service for the Supervision of Natural Resources
  • Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
  • Federal Water Resources Agency
  • Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring[1]
  • Federal Forestry Agency

List of ministers of natural resources and environment[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation". Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation - the Russian Government".
  3. ^ a b "Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation". Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  4. ^ "Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology: structure and objectives" (in Russian). 19 November 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  5. ^ "Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Russian Federation". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  6. ^ "Executive Order on functions of Natural Resources Ministry and Economic Development Ministry" Archived 2014-09-04 at the Wayback Machine

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