In February 2010, Dmitry Medvedev announced the establishment of a modern technological innovation centre in Skolkovo (on the outskirts of Moscow) for research and development, with an area of 1.5 million square meters, dubbed as Russia's own Silicon Valley after its namesake in the United States. The centre will focus on research in five priority areas: energy, information technology, communication, biomedical research, and nuclear technology. 

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Russian venture-capital still fueling US start-ups

May 27, 2014 Adrien Henni, East-West Digital News

In the past two months, no fewer than six publicly disclosed deals have been concluded between US based startups and funds involving Russian investors

Surkov welcomes Fursenko as possible Skolkovo supervisor

May 16, 2013 RIA Novosti

Russia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov welcomed reports that ex-minister Andrei Fursenko may be appointed to oversee the Skolkovo innovation hub for the presidential administration

Russian tech hub boss denies it financed opposition

May 15, 2013 RIA Novosti

The president of Russia's Skolkovo Foundation, billionaire businessman Viktor Vekselberg, denied on Wednesday earlier allegations that the foundation funded the political opposition

BRICK countries racing ahead in innovation and research

March 5, 2013 Victor Kuzmin, RIR

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea (BRICK) are joining efforts to develop innovative solutions, an approach that might give them a technological edge over the G7 states in the coming years

Russian hi-tech hub to host 2014 G8 Summit

April 12, 2012 RIA Novosti

Russia has made a decision to host a summit of the G8 group of leading economies in 2014 in Skolkovo hi-tech hub near Moscow, the Russian president’s chief of staff, Vladimir Kozhin said on Thursday

Taking a new look at nuclear

March 19, 2012 Alexandr Yemelyanenkov, RIR

Denis Kovalevich, head of the nuclear technologies cluster at the Skolkovo Innovation Center, talks about the many uses of nuclear energy

Skolkovo might host G8 2014 Summit

March 1, 2012 The Moscow TImes

Skolkovo innovation city might be chosen as the venue for the G8 summit to be held in Russia in 2014, a Skolkovo Foundation official said Tuesday.

Vladimir Fortov: What's destroying Russian science?

February 6, 2012 Svetlana Kuzina, Komsomolskaya Pravda, translated by Russky Mir Foundation

On the eve of Day of Russian Science celebrated on February 8 well-known scientist ponders the condition of national science and the causes of its stagnation.

How Jobs would have built Skolkovo

October 10, 2011 Malor Sturua, Izvestia

In discussions with an Izvestia correspondent, the late Apple founder talked about the combination of art and science and how technological advancement comes from organic growth.

What Russia can learn from Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011 RIA Novosti; Ian Pryde (Founder and CEO of Eurasia Strategy & Communications in Moscow)

Apple founder and ex-CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 on October 6, 2011.

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