The principles and national standards applied in the Russian Federation in the management of very low radioactive materials have been described in the Report. It has to be noted that the current standards are as a rule temporary ones. The standards are based on the use of the dose of exposure as the main criteria, while the recommended unconditional clearance levels contain values which could be easily measured in practice. Temporary standards are developed and used as a rule for a concrete type of work and contaminated materials with known radionuclides content. At present these standards are applied to territories of Russia contaminated as a result of the Chernobyl Accident as well as other contaminated areas. The experience gained as a result of the utilization of temporary standards, as well as international recommendations, form a basis for the adoption in the near future of national regulations of a permanent character. (author). 7 refs.