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Russian mining strategy. Geopolitical ambitions and industrial challenges

For several years now, Russia's role as a major mining player has been confirmed: on the one hand, the vastness of its territory suggests unparalleled mineral reserves; on the other hand, thanks to technological development and the ecological transition, global demand for materials has been growing steadily since the beginning of the 21st century.e century. This note presents the characteristics of the Russian mining sector and the use the Kremlin makes of it in its international positioning and action strategy.

VIDAL Florian, Russia.Eurasia.Reports, n°43, Ifri, April 2023.