The race to build a gate model quantum computer is like a great, international futbol contest.
It looks like the futbol team that is most advanced in constructing Kitaev’s quantum computer is team Netherlands. Their main training camp is the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, in Delft, Netherlands.
Team Russia, even though they had a very promising start (they invented the Kitaev quantum computer), is not currently training hard enough IMHO. They are training to play better baseball (quantum crypto) instead of futbol. Hey guys, remember that you are competing in a futbol contest! Their training camp is the Russian Quantum Center (RQC) in Skolkovo, near Moscow.
By the way, The 3rd International Conference on Quantum Technologies, hosted by RQC, will take place in Moscow on July 13–17, 2015. Thanks to Shura for making me aware of this conference.
Some Statistics for both Teams
(Their flags differ only by a cyclic permutation)
Population: 144E6 (2015 estimate, not including Crimea)
Land Area: 17E6 km^2 (not including Crimea)
Population: 17E6 (2015 estimate)
Land Area: 41.5E3 km^2 (18.4% water)