The technology incubation campus outside Moscow has retooled itself in the face of challenging times and a changing political scene.
John Tefft, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, at Startup Village. Photo:sk.ru
John Tefft, the U.S. ambassaor to Russia, does not deliver many warm, ceremonial speeches these days. He did get the chance to dust off his ribbon-cutting skills last month at the opening of Startup Village at the Skolkovo Innovation Center outside Moscow, also known as Russia's would-be Silicon Valley.
"I'm here to testify to the continuing interest of the United States in this project," he said. "Skolkovo has played a very positive role in encouraging businesses, and much more lies ahead."
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