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Russia and Huawei team up as tech cold war deepens

Moscow looks to gain investment and skills from Chinese giant

During Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to St. Petersburg in June, Huawei signed a deal with Russia's leading telecom company MTS to develop 5G network in the country.   © Reuters

MOSCOW -- Huawei Technologies has drawn closer to Russia, after having been blacklisted by the U.S. and several European countries, a move that has huge implications for both sides, analysts said.

"Huawei is China's largest technological company. China is friends with Russia, so it is only logical that Huawei now plays a leading role in this friendship," said Vladimir Rubanov, executive manager of Russian IT company Rosplatforma.

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