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Innovation Delegation to Visit Russia February 17-23, 2010


Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 16, 2010

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A combined public private delegation of leaders of major American technology and social media companies will be visiting Russia from February 17 to 23. The purpose of this trip is to bring together these leaders with representatives of the Russian government, universities, private companies, and non-governmental organizations. They will discuss how social media and other innovative technologies can be used to strengthen and broaden ties between the United States and Russia, and how these technologies can be used to develop knowledge-based societies and economies in both our countries. This trip is part of the broad dialogue launched by the Bilateral Presidential Commission created by Presidents Obama and Medvedev in July 2009.

The delegation will be led by Jared Cohen of the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning and Howard Solomon of the National Security Council. White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra will also participate. They will be joined by leaders of major American technology and social media companies, including EBay, Twitter, Cisco Systems, Howcast, EDventure, Social Gaming Network, and Mozilla.


The delegation will be travelling to Moscow and Novosibirsk, where they will meet with senior government officials, leaders of Russian technology and telecommunications companies, entrepreneurs, cultural and educational leaders, students, and representatives of non-government organizations.




PRN: 2010/178

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