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Russian prime minister meets with American cowboys in Russia

May 24, 2012

Earlier this week, Russia's prime minister Dmitry Medvedev visited a farm in the southwestern region of Bryansk that uses cattle imported from the U.S. as well as American cowboys. Medvedev spoke English with the cowboys, asking about their time in Russia and whether they'd learned any Russian so far, Reuters reports.

One cowboy who has been working on the farm for about four years told Medvedev he hasn't needed to learn much more than "please," "thank you" and "open the gate" to do his job well. According to BusinessWeek, the cowboy and three other American cattle herders work to keep more than 7,000 Aberdeen Angus cows in line, and their horses are American as well. The animals are imported by Miratorg, the company that owns and operates the farm Medvedev visited as well as many other farms in the area.

The prime minister's trip to Bryansk follows his meeting with other leaders from the G8, an international group of eight of the world's leading economies. Those who want to find out more about Medvedev's latest moves can make calls to Russia to talk to their friends about the prime minister.

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