Innovations and knowledge-based economy are now becoming the basis of Russian power, former U.S. State Secretary Condoleezza Rice said during her visit to the Russian hi-tech hub Skolkovo on Friday.
"Skolkovo has a major role not only in the transformation of Russia, but also in the transformation of global environment," Rice said.
"It [Russia] is an emerging market, that's true, but a market that has an international power," she added.
Rice, a professor of political economy at Stanford University, will take part in a roundtable conference on innovation. She is leading a group of 40 U.S. students visiting Moscow.
Skolkovo and Stanford University have agreed to develop joint research projects, Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who is in charge of the hub, said after Rice's visit.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited the hi-tech hub earlier in March.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is leading efforts to modernize Russia, and is seeking foreign partners for Skolkovo, which is being built from scratch just 20 km outside of Moscow.
Last year, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger brought a delegation of Silicon Valley business leaders and investors to Skolkovo to help establish connections.
MOSCOW, March 25 (RIA Novosti)
Peter Dow comments.
As North African and Middle Eastern revolutions unfold according to her wise plan,
Condoleezza Rice visits Russia, another country that she provided excellent leadership to at a critical time, the world would do well to remember that leading 100s of millions of people out of tyranny and towards freedom and economic success is something Condi has been doing for many years now with precious little fuss or fanfare for all that she has achieved in service of humanity.
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We hoped that she would run for VP in 2004, for president in 2008 and we keep on hoping but the lady doesn't seem to be for running as yet.
If the USA, the American people, the Republican Party, in their wisdom, will not or can not now in 2011 find a way to persuade Condoleezza Rice to run for president in 2012 that appeals to her so that finally Americans have the opportunity to elect Condi to the highest office then it is another missed chance for America and the world.
We need a President Rice so that Condi's office would be commensurate with her ability to perform for us but if not yet then can those of us in the world who know the value of her leadership at least find a way to say "Thank you Condi!" in full measure to our beloved leader?
If we could only find a way to thank Condi enough at least that would be an achievement in itself.
--- On Thu, 24/6/10, Peter Dow <peterdow@...> wrote:
From: Peter Dow <peterdow@...>
Subject: [rice-for-president] The Russian President meets the leader of the free world. Condi hosts Medvedev @ Stanford.
To: "Rice for President" <email@example.com>, Date: Thursday, 24 June, 2010, 13:17
The leader of the free world, Condoleezza Rice, hosted the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at her Global Head-Quarters (GHQ), Stanford University, California, the United States of America on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.
The Saviour of the People of the World, dressed in a papal-white trouser suit, Condoleezza Rice shows Russian President Dmitry Medvedev around Global Head-Quarters (GHQ) accompanied by Standford Provost John Etchemendy.
'I wanted to see with my own eyes the origin of success,' said Dmitry before flying to Washington D.C. for a meeting with the origin of failure.
"It's really about having an environment in which people feel free to explore ideas," the origin of success told Medvedev. "Many succeed, many more fail. You have to feel free to fail." said Condi.
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) shakes hands with Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, after speaking at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California June 23, 2010.
In this Wednesday, June 23, 2010, photo Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, right, meeting Stanford University officials and teachers, Palo Alto, Calif. Shown from left are, former Secretaries of States, George Shultz and Condoleezza Rice. Medvedev is in California for a two-day visit to Silicon Valley.
In this Wednesday, June 23, 2010, photo Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, second from right, presents a painting to Stanford University officials and teachers, Palo Alto, Calif. Shown from left are, former Secretaries of States, George Shultz and Condoleezza Rice, Medvedev, Stanford University provost John Etchemendy.
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) receives a picture from George Shultz (2nd L), former U.S. Secretary of State, John Etchemendy (2nd R), Standford University Provost, and Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, after speaking at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California June 23, 2010.
Report of President Medvedev's visit in Stanford University News -
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