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Ashton Kutcher on trip to Russia

Ashton Kutcher has gone to Russia as part of an effort to strengthen ties with the US.

The web-savvy Hollywood star is part of a US delegation of technology and social media experts who are in Moscow as part of White House efforts to foster more connections with the country.

Ashton, currently appearing in Valentine's Day, said he would discuss the Kremlin's push to develop a Russian Silicon Valley with his 4.5 million Twitter fans.

The Kremlin announced recently it would develop its own Silicon Valley to help modernise Russia's economy, which is highly dependent on energy exports.

During the weeklong visit, the delegation will urge the Russian government, businessmen and students to utilise social media and innovative technologies to tackle problems like human trafficking and corruption.

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