Russia building 'Silicon Valley'

President seeks to curb dependance on natural resources by building science park.

    With about 70 per cent of Russia's exports coming from oil, gas and minerals, Dmitry Medvedev, the country's president, wants to reduce the nation's dependence on raw materials.

    He has ordered the building of what some are calling Russia's Silicon Valley - the country's first high-tech science park in Skolkovo, near Moscow.

    However, as Neave Barker reports, the bigger challenge could be trying to stop Russia's brightest minds heading abroad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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