They were unofficial Olympic team champs with 4 medalists. They always have one or 2 world champs and are likely pound for pound the no 1team in the world.
Overall I rank the world teams like this (this is all-time and not just current)
2 Iran USA or Turkey
7 Cuba and the Koreas
9 Romania and Bulgaria
Currently though it is more like a toss up between Iran and Russia, with Azerbaijan at 3 and USA following closely. I think moving forward USA may be no3, but that is highly debatable. Aszeris have at least 4 Gold medal threats.