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Russian President Meets Silicon Valley Celebs (PHOTOS)

06/24/2010 11:59 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured Silicon Valley to see "the origins of success," and came away expressing optimism that his country will also be able to adopt a high-tech economy that would give everyone a chance to get ahead.

His visit Wednesday to the high-tech capital was bolstered by an announcement by Cisco Systems Inc. that it would invest $1 billion over 10 years to help foster high-tech innovation in Russia.

The Russian leader is on a U.S. tour that will eventually take him to Washington for meetings with President Barack Obama. While in Silicon Valley, he met with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Twitter cofounders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Cisco CEO John Chambers, and Gov. Schwarzenegger, among others. While visiting Twitter, Medvedev sent his first tweet and launched his Twitter account, @KremlinRussia.

See photos from his visit below.

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