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Facebook founder's first trip to Russia

posted 1 Oct 2012, 07:48 by Mpelembe   [ updated 1 Oct 2012, 07:48 ]

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg meets with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on his visit to Russia.

RUSSIA-ZUCKERBERG - The facebook founder, on his first visit to Russia, met Dmitry Medvedev at the Prime Minister' s residence outside Moscow.

Russian Deputy Prime Ministers Arkady Dvorkovich and Vladislav Surkov also took part in the meeting.

According to the Russian government cooperation in the IT technology and Skolkovo - presented as Russian Silicon valley - are among among topics which will be discussed during Zuckerberg's visit to Russia.

During his visit to Moscow 28-year-old Zuckerberg hopes to boost Facebook's popularity in Russia where it faces strong competition from the local social networks like VKontate and Odnoklassniki which have much more users than


Despite a busy schedule Zuckerberg found time to walk on the Red Square and to grab a bite at McDonalds.