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Russian investigators searched Thursday the offices a state-funded research and development project the Kremlin hoped would become Russia's version of Silicon Valley, in the latest high-profile corruption case. 

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) visits an exhibition of projects by the Skolkovo Foundation at the Digital October IT center in downtown Moscow, on April 25, 2011. Russian investigators searched Thursday the offices a state-funded research and development project the Kremlin hoped would become Russia's version of Silicon Valley, in the latest high-profile corruption case.

The Investigative Committee, Russia's equivalent of the United States' FBI, said it had conducted the searches at the offices of the Skolkovo Fund after serving a search warrant on the fund's billionaire head Viktor Vekselberg.

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