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
Zuckerberg Hangs With Medvedev in Moscow
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)

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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