E. Panfilov

The paper is an overview of major problems of the currently applicable mining law and reproduction of mineral reserves and resources of Russia. The author describes the state-of-the art of the regulatory and legal framework of mineral resources management, and presents mineral mining/exploration licensing statistics. Ways are proposed for the refinement and updating of the mining law, and areas to be addressed for the streamlining of mining practice management. A rationale is presented for the development of the RF Mining Code, as well as the list of top-priority and urgent measures aimed at the restructuring of the management system in exploration and mining sectors of the country.

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