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“You probably know that here in Russia we have not only oil,
gas, gold and diamonds – there is also an IT industry,” a
smiling Medvedev told Zuckerberg.

Communication Minister Nikolai Nikoforov, who also attended
the meeting, said a plan for a Facebook research centre in Russia was discussed.

Russian IT firms such as Internet search engine Yandex, which launched its own browser on Monday, and
anti-virus software maker Kaspersky Lab have become global
success stories.

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