Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is heading east. Forbes Russia reports that Zuckerberg will visit Moscow to meet with the prime minister and former Russian president, social media savvy Dmitry Medvedev.
You may remember that in 2010, then President Medvedev, visited Silicon Valley to talk about Twitter, Cisco and Google, and to get the iPhone 4 just unveiled to the world straight from Steve Jobs.
Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov and Arkady Dvorkovich also confirmed a meeting with Zuckerberg, which, according to a Forbes source, will be held in the Digital October building located right in the center of Moscow, which will ideally contribute to the "wow effect".
Zuckerberg will visit Moscow in early October, Forbes reports, and he is also planning a visit to Skolkovo.
Some call Skolkovo - "Silicon Valley in Russia", as well as "Medvedev's favorite project." This project was created in November 2009 by then President Dmitry Medvediv and led by oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and former Intel CEO Craig Barrett.
Forbes was unable to find out if Facebook has plans to open its office in Skolkovo.
Zuckerberg, of course, has some ties to Russia, thanks in part to billionaire businessman Yuri Milner and his investment firm DST, which has invested in Facebook.
It will also be interesting to see if Zuckerberg spends some of his precious time during the trip meeting with Russian cutting-edge Internet leaders such as Yandex, Mail.ru and Vkontakte.