Decrees of the RF President
"On the concept of the Russian Federation transition to sustainable development" (1996) designed as an advancement of the programmes adopted at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992).
"On environmental protection", dated 19.12.91 (with additions of 1992 and 1993).
"On the animal world", dated 22.03.95
"On protected areas", dated 15.02.95
"Water Code of the Russian Federation", dated 18.10.95
Law "On Environmental Expert Review"
Decrees of the RF Government:
No 1404 dated 23.11. 96 "On
the adoption of the Guidelines on water protection zones of water objects and their protective
belts" (a specification of the RF Wa- ter Code), which sets the basic principles for defining the size of the water protection areas and establishing the regime of economic activities in them.
No 716 dated 16.06.97 "On the adoption of the Guidelines on state control over the use and protection of water objects".
No 818 dated 22.07.98 "On the adoption of the minimum and maximum fees for the use of water objects in river basins, lakes, seas and economic regions".