In Switzerland Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is due to hold talks on cooperation and mark the 210 years since the legendary crossing of the Alps by the Russian Army under Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov. Medvedev arrived at his residence near Bern to meet his Swiss counterpart Hans-Rudolph Merz to take up Russia’s proposal for concluding a treaty on Euroepan security, ways to settle the world crisis, boosting mutual investment and financial interaction. This is the first time ever that a Russian leader has paid a visit to Switzerland, a visit that is timed for the 210 years since the Russian Army’s unprecedented crossing of the Alps under the command of Alexander Suvorov in 1799 and the subsequent defeat of French Emperor Napoleon’s troops. Medvedev is due to visit the St. Gothard pass and lay flowers at the memorial to the Russian soldiers. A package of agreements is due to be signed in the wake of the visit, including one on making the visa regime easier.
Source:The Voice of Russia