Official name of the country: Russian Federation
Population: 146.8 million (2017, Rosstat)
Area: 17,1 million square kilometers
System of Government: Federal Presidential Republic
Head of State: Vladimir Putin, President
Head of the Government: Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister
Science Minister: Michail Michailowitsch Kotjukow
Parliament: Federative Council (upper house), Duma (lower house)
Administrative structure: The federal subjects are grouped into eight federal districts.
Geography: The Russian Federation stretches across much of the north of Eurasia.
Last update: 2018
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(general information - research structure - research policies - international cooperation) (URL: http://www.increast.eu/_media/Russia_Country_Report_EN_2014.pdf)
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(November 2011, compiled as an annex to the "White Paper on Opportunities and Challenges in View of Enhancing the EU Cooperation with Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus in Science, Research, and Innovation".) (URL: http://www.increast.eu/_media/Country_Report_Russia_2011.pdf)