The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, will visit Serbia the day after tomorrow to meet with the top Serbian officials, participate in the military parade of the Serbian Army, give a speech in the Parliament and visit the “Death to fascism, freedom to the people” monument in Kalemegdan.
Medvedev’s primary reason for coming to Serbia is to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the city on October 20, 1944. Together with President Vucic, he will also watch a film about the two nations fighting for freedom in the Second World War.
Medvedev arrives in Belgrade at a time when Washington is more involved in resolving the Kosovo problem thanks to the appointment of the US special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Richard Grenell. The Russian Prime Minister is also expected to validate Moscow’s firm support for the preservation of Serbia’s territorial integrity and this topic will certainly dominate the private conversation he will have with Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Serbia’s President, Aleksandar Vucic.
Just as ten years ago, when he addressed deputies as President of Russia, Medvedev will again deliver a speech at the Serbian Parliament, in the presence of Serbia’s highest state officials and diplomatic corps.
During the visit, he will also pay his respects at the monument commemorating the liberators of Belgrade and the monument erected in honour of the Red Army.
Several Russian ministers are also coming with Medvedev to sign agreements with their Serbian counterparts.
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