The sovereign Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has pooled efforts with the Russo-Japanese Investment Fund and a number of sizable Middle East funds in raising $4m for Doctis, a Russian telemedicine service.
Few countries in the world can benefit from telemedicine and the remote diagnosis and monitoring services it offers as much as Russia, with its enormous territory and multitude of sparsely populated and hard to reach areas.
Russia ranked 40th among 63 countries in the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2018, the U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC) reported, citing IMD data.
Ilya Osipov, one of the authors of the most successful Nizhny Novgorod Internet project NN.RU, has been living with his family in the USA for four years. Recently, he launched a new project, coined by his 13-year-old son.