SAN JOSE, Calif. and MOSCOW – June 23, 2010 – In a meeting today in San Jose, President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers discussed a wide-ranging series of collaborative initiatives that will underpin the Russian Federation’s technology innovation agenda. During the meeting, Cisco made a firm commitment to invest $1B USD to drive entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation in Russia as a partner in achieving the country’s goals.

Cisco has identified a five phase collaborative approach over this next decade through which this $1B investment will be staged. The five phases will run in parallel. During the meeting today, John Chambers and Viktor Vekselberg also signed a memorandum of understanding to underline its firm commitment to the Skolkovo Project as the platform for this innovation initiative.

Source: Cisco

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