The World’s Wealth: The Role of Subsoil Resource Management in Ensuring Commodity and Technological Sovereignty
Today, Russia has embarked on a new economic trajectory that places significant emphasis on ensuring commodity and technological sovereignty. The synergy between government and businesses, along with coordinated efforts, will establish a sustainable environment for groundbreaking solutions and new avenues of growth. Despite facing sanctions and restrictions in many markets, the Russian industry is demonstrating resilience by adapting to the new environment and implementing refreshed development strategies. The restructuring of the mineral resource base necessitates a transformation of established approaches in all domains, including scientific research, production processes, geological exploration methods, and technical infrastructure. The expansion of critical mineral reserves required for the development of import-substituting industries is underway, scarce raw material stocks are being replenished, and a new data-driven model for managing the geological industry is being introduced. At the same time, a crucial focus is placed on proactively expanding Russia's mineral resource base to meet the country's increasing industrial demand for minerals. How can commodity sovereignty be ensured amidst a changing mineral resource landscape? How have subsoil users adjusted to these changing circumstances? What support measures are necessary for market players to achieve sustainable growth? What innovative solutions can the industry propose to safeguard commodity sovereignty?
Kirill Tokarev, Editor-in-Chief, Anchor, RBC
Victoria Abramchenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Alexey Vostokov, Chief Executive Officer, Polyus
Kirill Komarov, First Deputy General Director, Director of the Development and International Business Unit, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Natalya Komarova, Governor of Khanty‑Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Evgeny Petrov, Head, Federal Agency for Subsoil Use