Russian Academy of Sciences
About Russian Academy of Sciences
The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) (Russian: Росси́йская акаде́мия нау́к (РАН) Rossíiskaya akadémiya naúk) consists of the national academy of Russia; a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation; and additional scientific and social units such as libraries, publishing units and hospitals.
With headquarters in Moscow, the Academy (RAS) is declared as a civil, self-governed, non-commercial organization chartered by the Government of Russia. It combines members of RAS (see below) and scientists employed by institutions.