The next 5 year plan: results 
In June 2010, then Russian president Medvedev, has sent his first tweet from Silicon Valley. The Russian tech startup scene has been active since the 1990s and can be hardly called young (Yandex has been launched prior to Google) but what we are witnessing now, since that first presidential tweet, is an attempt to organize itself as an industry (first Russian Startup Index released, RusBase launched etc.). Almost all ingredients are in place (hot startups, large talent pool, a local VC network, Government support, large test market etc.) now we just need to see results … 
(Photo courtesy of: AFP)

The next 5 year plan: results 

In June 2010, then Russian president Medvedev, has sent his first tweet from Silicon Valley. The Russian tech startup scene has been active since the 1990s and can be hardly called young (Yandex has been launched prior to Google) but what we are witnessing now, since that first presidential tweet, is an attempt to organize itself as an industry (first Russian Startup Index released, RusBase launched etc.). Almost all ingredients are in place (hot startups, large talent pool, a local VC network, Government support, large test market etc.) now we just need to see results … 

(Photo courtesy of: AFP)

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