The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation is a federal executive body in the field of transport and exercises the functions as required for the development of the national policy and normative legal regulation in the area of civil aviation, use of air space and air navigation services to the air space users in the Russian Federation, aerospace search and rescue operations, sea transport inland water transport, railroad transport, motor transport, urban electrical transport. Since 2012, the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation has been Mr. Maxim Sokolov.