Russia also officially known as the Russian Federation is a sovereign state in northern Eurasia. Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is the world's ninth most populous country.
Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area that is about 11.46% of the Earth's land area. Area wise it is the largest country in the world covering about 17,075,400 square kilometers. It has a wide natural resource base, including major deposits of timber, petroleum, natural gas, coal, ores and other mineral resources.
The Russian economy rank stands at the tenth position by nominal GDP and sixth by purchasing power parity in 2015. It is a great power and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, a member of the G20, the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the 5 members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Russian Diabetes Association was established in 2000. It consists of 6 associations:Russian Diabetes Association, Russian Association of Endocrinologists, International “Diabetes” Program, Moscow Diabetes Association, St-Petersburg Diabetes Society, All-Russian Diabetes Association. Ivan Dedov is the President of Russian Diabetes Association and the main focus is to to raise the public awareness on diabetes, to promote the availability of medication and self-monitoring equipment for all people with diabetes According to SCImago Russia is ranked in 30th position with good number of publications in the various Diabetes and Endocrinology journals