California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has arrived in Moscow at the head of a delegation that includes representatives of some of the world's leading high-tech firms.
The visit is aimed in part at helping efforts championed by President Dmitry Medvedev to develop a high-tech industry in Russia.
Schwarzenegger, a former bodybuilder and Hollywood icon, is expected to lead talks with Medvedev and visit the city of Skolkovo
, where Russian authorities are trying
to create a high-tech hub on the model of California's Silicon Valley.
Schwarzenegger's trip follows Medvedev's visit
to California in June.
The California delegation includes executives from Google, Microsoft, and Oracle.
based on agency reporting