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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Putin takes dip in icy Russian lake on Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin crosses himself as he bathes in an ice-cold water on Epiphany neat St. Nilus Stolobensky Monastery on Lake Seliger in Svetlitsa village, Russia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers will plunge into icy...

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