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Canada-Russia Mining Working Group 2021

23 Apr 2021 1:59 PM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)

April 23, TORONTO - On April 22, 2021, the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association hosted over 80 participants at the Canada-Russia Mining Working Group. The event was held as part of the 2021 CERBA Eurasia Mining Series. 

Among the working group participants were Evgeny Tanin, Deputy Director of Geology Policy and Regulation of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources, who discussed subsoil code legislation issues and developments; Viktor Snezhko & Vladimir Khalenev of the Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI), who informed regarding the accounting and monitoring procedures of speculative mineral resources in the Russian Federation; Mikhail Zheleznyak of the Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Lukas Arenson, President of the Canadian Permafrost Association, who discussed possible avenues of Canada-Russia cooperation in permafrost studies, permafrost hydrology, and engineering geology. 

The event was positively received by the participants and contributed to the deepening of the Canada-Russia cooperation in the mining sphere.

“I left with a sense of commonality; I found the Russian businesses challenges and initiatives mirrored those in Saskatchewan.  The networking session after the event allowed me to connect with persons I would have never met – it allowed me to build contacts across the world with the similar resource developments in potash, uranium, diamonds, and oil." – commented Eric Anderson, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA).

The CERBA Mining Series are sponsored by CERBA members: Kinross Gold, Metalloinvest, B2Gold, and Cameco

For further information and/or inquiries, please contact Toronto Deputy Regional Director Vera Dedyulya at