With diverse space exploration activities noticeably intensifying and the number of participants expanding and encompassing countries, international organizations along with private entities, we register a growing body of interconnected issues, legal as well, yet to be settled and, thus, deeply analyzed and developed in order to substantiate decisions aiming to shape solid foundations for further advancement of space exploration activities and international space law.
It is becoming evident, that such process is to be greatly impacted by the bottlenecks accumulated within the current international relations system. Furthermore, space itself is in immediate danger of becoming the subject of international disputes.
Such a scenario, should it happen, runs counter to the interests of the Russian Federation, its traditional policy aimed at preserving peaceful outer space exploration activities and most wide international cooperation in outer space research and endeavors serving the interests and the well-being of all humankind, as well as based on the ban of national appropriation of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. Still unresolved relevant issues are to be regulated in the context of progressive evolvement of international law and in accordance with UN Charter principles and the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.