Skip to comments.Russian President's Big Silicon Valley Splash
Posted on 06/22/2010 9:34:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Dmitry Medvedev dining in San Francisco tonight
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is on a friendly visit to the Bay Area before flying across the country to meet with President Barack Obama, and he comes in peace. Which must be why he brought along the flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, the nuclear-capable missile cruiser Varyag. Makes total sense.
Medvedev will be dining with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Secretary of State George Schultz Tuesday night.
On Wednesday, he'll be visiting technology companies including Twitter, Apple, Google and Cisco Systems, in part to promote an "innovation center" modeled on Silicon Valley, in Skolkovo, near Moscow.
The visits by Medvedev and the Varyag and its crew comes ahead of votes in Russia's Parliament and the United States Senate on the latest nuclear arms control treaty negotiated by Medvedev and Obama.
Rest assured, display of militaristic muscle aside, the crew of the Varyag come in peace. They'll be joined by sailors on leave from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and the crew of the USS Bunker Hill this week.
Yes, that's right, all kinds of sailors to choose from on the streets of San Francisco this week, boys and girls!
Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama
Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko
"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"
April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
Wonder if that explains the Osprey and the two Chinooks I saw in the afternoon, yesterday.
:: snort ::
Word of advise, Dmitri. If you want to attract innovation, stop poisoning, jailing, and stealing from political opponents.
Hey, he doesn’t do that. He just works for a guy who has other people do that.
“New Treaty Will Ensure Stability, Flexibility”
DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | June 16, 2010 | By Donna Miles
Posted on June 17, 2010 11:56:01 PM PDT by Cindy
“Statement ... on the Visit of President Medvedev of the Russian Federation to the White House”
Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 11, 2010 | n/a
Posted on June 12, 2010 1:38:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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