The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation (Russian: Министерство природных ресурсов и экологии Российской Федерации) is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Russia tasked with managing the country's natural resources and protecting the environment. The first minister was Yuri Trutnev.
The Current Minister is Alexander Kozlov who was appointed in November 10, 2020.
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.
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.
- 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
- Federal Forestry Agency