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Wed April 23, 2014
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The World Profiles Russia's Answer to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg for 4-23-14

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

Are you wearing Nikes or Adidas right now? Chances are they're made by Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings. More on that in minute.

The first question on  The World's newsroom's mind this morning was this: "Asia 'pivot?' What pivot?" The Obama Administration's made a big deal out of shifting America's focus away from Europe, and toward the Pacific. But as the President begins an Asia tour, it's Ukraine and Russia that are hogging all of the attention. We'll try to sort out exactly how much "pivoting" the US has done, or can even afford to do.

We'll also have a profile of Russia's answer to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. His name is Pavel Durov, and he's pretty much had it with trying to be an entrepreneur in Russia.

Plus, we check in with former Sherpa, Jamlin Tenzing Norgay, whose father was the first Sherpa to summit Everest. Following the recent avalanche and the deaths of more than a dozen Sherpa, those currently working Everest are deciding whether to cancel the rest of the season.

And back to those sneakers. Workers at Yue Yuen in China are on strike, and have been for a couple of weeks. And it's about more than just demanding higher pay.