For Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's visit to Moscow was a great photo opportunity. Some of Russia's technology entrepreneurs, though, saw it as the latest salvo in a global battle for the country's best minds.
Western countries asked Russia to help mediate the conflict in Libya, said Natalia Timakova, President Dmitry Medvedev ’s spokeswoman.
Russia said it’s seeking to negotiate the exit from power of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi , for the first time supporting the goals of the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev held talks with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on issues including the Middle East during a meeting today in Rome.
"This request was voiced by our partners at practically all the bilateral meetings."
- Natalia Timakova on May 27, 2011