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BRICS summit kicks off in Russia

The summit of five-nation BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is taking place on July 8th and 9th in central Russian city of Ufa.

BRICS summit kicks off in Russia
In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, Ufa, the capital of the Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan, gets ready to welcome participants for the upcoming SCO and BRICS summits on July 07, 2015 in Ufa, Russia. (Getty Images)
BRICS summit kicks off in Russia
In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, Participants in the 2nd SCO Healthcare Ministers Meeting at the BRICS/SCO Summits - Russia 2015 on July 07, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Getty Images)
BRICS summit kicks off in Russia
In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, (L-R) First Deputy Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade of the Federative Republic of Brazil Ivan Ramalho, Deputy Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China Wang Shouwen, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Ulyukaev, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa Rob Davies, and Additional Secretary at the Department of Commerce of the Republic of India J.S. Deepak at the Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers during the BRICS/SCO Summits - Russia 2015 on July 07, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Getty Images)
BRICS summit kicks off in Russia
In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, Shri Rajeev Gupta, Head of the Department for Youth Affairs and Sports of the Republic of India, Sergei Pospelov, Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs of the Russian Federation, and All-China Youth Federation Vice-President Zhou Changkui, from left, foreground, at a meeting with Acting Head of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, center, background, as part of the BRICS Youth Summit on July 06, 2015 in Kazan, Russia. (Getty Images)
BRICS summit kicks off in Russia
In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, participants in the BRICS Youth Summit at a meeting with Acting Head of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov on July 06, 2015 in Kazan, Russia. (Getty Images)
BRICS summit kicks off in Russia
In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, Sergei Katyrin, a meeting of the BRICS Business Council at the BRICS/SCO Summits - Russia 2015 on July 06, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Getty Images)
BRICS summit kicks off in Russia
In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, participants at the BRICS Youth Summit on July 06, 2015 in Kazan, Russia. (Getty Images)
BRICS summit kicks off in Russia
In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti, volunteers of the SCO and BRICS summits on July 06, 2015 in Ufa, Russia. (Getty Images)