Zuckerberg Hangs With Medvedev in Moscow

He hopes to boost Facebook's presence in Russia
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2012 2:10 PM CDT
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev shakes hands with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, at the Gorki residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)
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(Newser) – Mark Zuckerberg is in Moscow today, but it's hardly a vacation: He's meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to talk about cooperation in start-ups and IT technology, AFP reports. Zuckerbeg clearly hopes to boost Facebook's presence in Russia, where Russian-language social network VKontakte reigns supreme. Russian firms say he's headhunting for local talent, too—a notion that has sparked some controversy in the press. But it's not all business: The hoodie-wearing tech mogul also posed for photos in Red Square and had lunch, American-style ... at McDonalds. (Read more Mark Zuckerberg stories.)

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