He’s had cheeseburgers with U.S. President Barack Obama, palled around with ex-Hollywood movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger and gushed with praise on a visit to Silicon Valley.

On Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev encountered another American phenomenon: the cowboy.

He did so not in the United States but in the western Russian region of Bryansk, where some American cattle wranglers are working to help train Russians to develop the domestic beef industry.

The iPad-totting prime minister was quick to tweet a picture of the unexpected meeting, introducing the snapshot of an American in a stable in a broad-brimmed black hat as a “Real Bryansk cowboy.”