Why is Russia better than Silicon Valley?

While Silicon Valley still flourishes due to the Russian brain drain, some Valley-based businessmen are returning to Russia, citing greater money opportunities here. Russian-born Kirill Makharinsky, who in his mid-twenties launched what is today a profitable internet company in the Valley, came back to Russia last year. Why it’s necessary to write letters to Steve Jobs and why startup communities are useless for fundraising, Makharinsky said in an interview with RIA Novosti’s Anastasia Markitan.

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