One of the world’s largest paleontological institutes is located in Moscow, Russia, and is known as the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science. No other institute in the world has more paleontologists under one roof, with research interests ranging from the dinosaurs of Mongolia and mammals from Georgia (near Russia) to the origins of life itself. There are extensive collections of fossils from all over the former Soviet Union and the world, along with a Museum of Paleontology and great public exhibits. The exhibits include Mongolian dinosaurs, synapsids from the Perm region, and Precambrian fossils from Siberia. Unfortunately, with all of these wonderful resources and exhibits, the Institute and Museum are largely underfunded and remain relatively unknown to those outside the paleontological world, unlike more popular museums such as the American Museum of Natural History.