Daily life in Geneva was largely disrupted by the security measures introduced for Wednesday's summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden.
This content was published on June 16, 2021 - 16:18
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Traffic arteries including parts of the motorway were closed and local airspace restricted for three days. The public was banned from accessing Lake Geneva and lakeside streets in the city centre. The talks took place at the Villa La Grange, which was cordoned off with barbed wire.
Some 1,000 military personnel were deployed to support around 2,000 Geneva cantonal police officers.
Soldiers protected diplomatic buildings and provided equipment to the cantonal police for air and lake transport.
Geneva was chosen as the venue because of its facilities and infrastructure, as the second-most important UN location after New York. Russia and the US also maintain large missions in Geneva and secret service departments.