Russian officials are in Cairo today, reportedly to negotiate an arms deal. The US suspended some of its annual military aid to Egypt last month.
The Middle East is becoming a hotbed of online entrepreneurs. E-commerce sales grew 70 percent in 2011, outpacing all other regions.
Meanwhile, the Gulf states have pledged billions to the country's new government in a bid to bring back 'trusted friends' in the region.
The EU pledged $6.7 billion to Egypt to help along its democratic transition, but it was conditional on reforms that have largely not happened.