Geneva's Villa La Grange: 18th-Century Manor House Hosting Putin-Biden Summit

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The US and Russian leaders will hold their first meeting since Biden took office on 16 June in Geneva.

The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Joe Biden, will start on Wednesday at Villa La Grange in Geneva.

The leaders are set to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues, including global strategic stability and arms control.

Villa La Grange is located in the park of the same name, La Grange, the largest park in Geneva, and is also considered a historical monument. The estate is located next to Lac Leman, also known as Lake Geneva. The La Grange estate was built in the 1660s by Jacques Franconi. On the territory of the estate there is a French garden, a summer house, a greenhouse and another object of world cultural heritage - a library built in 1821. The library is one of the five historic buildings that house the Library of Geneva.

© AP Photo / Markus SchreiberPeople swim on the shores of Lake Geneva in front of a tent that was set up as a media centre opposite the 'Villa La Grange' in Geneva, Switzerland Monday, 14 June 2021.
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People swim on the shores of Lake Geneva in front of a tent that was set up as a media centre opposite the 'Villa La Grange' in Geneva, Switzerland Monday, 14 June 2021.
© REUTERS / Denis BalibouseA painter adds finishing touches to ornaments inside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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A painter adds finishing touches to ornaments inside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
© AFP 2022 / Fabrice CoffriniA woman walks near Villa La Grange on 14 June 2021 in Geneva, ahead of the 16 June summit between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden.
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A woman walks near Villa La Grange on 14 June 2021 in Geneva, ahead of the 16 June summit between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden.
© AFP 2022 / Fabrice CoffriniWorkers carry equipment on 11 June 2021 at the entrance of Villa La Grange in Geneva, where US President and Russian President will have their meeting.
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Workers carry equipment on 11 June 2021 at the entrance of Villa La Grange in Geneva, where US President and Russian President will have their meeting.
© REUTERS / Denis BalibousePeople exercise near Villa La Grange, ahead of the 16 June summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Geneva, Switzerland.
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People exercise near Villa La Grange, ahead of the 16 June summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Geneva, Switzerland.
© REUTERS / Denis BalibousePeople take photos of Swiss army radar station near Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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People take photos of Swiss army radar station near Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
© REUTERS / Denis BalibouseGeneral view of a room inside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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General view of a room inside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
© AP Photo / Markus SchreiberA boat with police officers patrols alongside the shore of the Lake Geneva near Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, 14 June 2021.
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A boat with police officers patrols alongside the shore of the Lake Geneva near Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, 14 June 2021.
© REUTERS / Denis BalibouseA police van is seen outside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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A police van is seen outside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
© REUTERS / Denis BalibouseGeneral view inside the library of Villa La Grange.
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General view inside the library of Villa La Grange.
© REUTERS / Denis BalibouseSwiss army's Pierre-Yves Eberle and Yvon Langel along with police officials, Francois Waridel, Stephane Theimer and Monica Bonfanti, hold a news conference outside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Swiss army's Pierre-Yves Eberle and Yvon Langel along with police officials, Francois Waridel, Stephane Theimer and Monica Bonfanti, hold a news conference outside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
© REUTERS / Denis BalibouseMembers of civil protection check the fence outside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit.
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Members of civil protection check the fence outside Villa La Grange ahead of the 16 June summit.
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