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The Russian Academy of Sciences consists of the national academy of Russia and a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation as well as additional scientific and social units like libraries, publishing units and hospitals. With headquarters in Moscow, the Academy is declared as a civil, self-governed, non-commercial organization chartered by the Government of Russia. It combines members of RAS and scientists employed by institutions. The Academy currently includes around 500 institutions and 55 thousand scientific researchers. (via Freebase)