Here's a fun factoid for mobile "fruit" fans. Apple's market cap value is now larger than the entire Russian stock market! Now, of course, it's important to note that not all of that is just because Apple is the most ridiculously successful tech company in the world right now. Part of that is because the Russian stock market has been taking a massive beating lately. This is partly because of the many sanctions Russia is under from the Western world over the shenanigans going on in the Ukraine. It is also because one of Russia's most important exports is oil, which is seeing a large decrease in global demand and price.
Regardless of the reasons, it's still an amazing figure. Apple's total market cap value sits at $652 Billion as of November 12, after rising by $147 Billion this year. In contrast, the whole of the Russian stock market has fallen this year by $234 Billion and is down to $531 Billion. Here's a quote that takes that valuation comparison even further,