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Russia Is Building Its Own Silicon Valley in Siberia

Sixty years ago, the Soviet Union tried to turn the Siberian city of Akademgorodok into a scientific outpost. It tempted engineers and researchers to live in the middle of nowhere by offering them spacious apartments, delicious food, and the promise of well-funded labs. The results were impressive. Breakthroughs flowed in areas ranging from nuclear fusion to biotech. – READ MORE