The BRICS group is still young as an organization, but has already proven its effectiveness. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are coordinating their policies on key international issues ever more closely, and are playing an active part in shaping a multipolar world order and developing modern models for the world’s financial and trading systems.

Vladimir Putin

President of Russia

Area: 17.125 million square kilometres

Population: 145.842 million

Capital: Moscow

Head of state: President Vladimir Putin

BRICS Sherpa: Sergei Ryabkov

State system: A democratic federated rule-of-law republic

Interesting facts:

  • The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world crossing 10 time zones. Its shores touch 12 seas.

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Russians face prison sentences for sharing memes

In 2015, Eduard Nikitin shared a joke on social media about Russia's bleak future. Three years later he is facing trial on extremism charges over this and one other meme. The case against the 42-year-old is part of a wider trend that has seen Russian authorities bring...

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Russia ‘behind US hack attacks’

Hackers linked to Russia’s government tried to target the websites of two right-wing US think-tanks, suggesting they were broadening their attacks in the build-up to November elections, Microsoft said. The software giant said it thwarted the...

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