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They said it was possible that areas of potential cooperation are farmed out to aides for further work.Ransomware is expected to factor heavily in the talks, and the official said Biden would underscore US plans to respond to continued state-directed hacks.Biden will raise human rights, the official said, but would not specify if that will include a discussion of opposition leader Alexey Navalny.Both the US and Russian ambassadors to the respective capitals will be in Geneva for the talks.The senior administration official said Biden has been reviewing the issues in written material and engaging with a wide variety of advisers in the lead-up to the summit.From CNN's Kevin Liptak and Phil Mattingly in GenevaAfter the initial bilat with Presidents Biden and Putin and their top diplomats (Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov) the meeting will expand to include five officials on each side.Biden will be joined by:Biden has been in intensive preparations for several weeks and was scheduled to dine with his closest foreign policy hands -- Blinken and Sullivan -- on Tuesday night at his hotel in Geneva.Officials are entering the talks with the expectation they could extend well past their allotted time.A senior administration official noted the thorough negotiations over the structure of the Geneva sit-down included an agreement that there would be flexibility built into the day.While officials are coy about where that flexibility may lead -- if anywhere at all -- a decision by Biden and Putin to meet one-on-one, or break out their advisers into separate sessions, may serve as a signal that areas of potential cooperation can be fleshed out or addressed in a more fulsome manner."We've agreed with the other side that there will be some flexibility just so that the leaders can make determinations about the best way to conduct their business," the official said. But the US resisted because they did not want to give Putin a platform like he had after a 2018 summit with former President Trump in Helsinki.Officials said they were mindful of Putin's desire to appear like he'd gotten the better of a US president, and wanted to avoid a situation that devolved into a tit-for-tat playing out in public.The decision also comes at the advice of a group of Russia experts who met with the President earlier this month, according to sources familiar with the discussion."This is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other," Biden said on Sunday, explaining the decision.The US-Russia talks are expected to take place at a lakeside villa in Switzerland and last around five hours or longer, according to a US official. Also on the trip are national security adviser Jake Sullivan, who has staffed Biden in summit sessions.Senior West Wing advisers Jen O'Malley Dillon, Mike Donilon and Bruce Reed are traveling with Biden, as are press secretary Jen Psaki and communications director Kate Bedingfield.A number of National Security Council officials are also on the trip, including NSC chief of staff Yohannes Abraham, deputy national security adviser Daleep Singh, NSC senior director of speechwriting Carlyn Reichel and senior director for Europe Amanda Sloat.The Wednesday summit between Biden and Putin — and its anticipated outcome — was the subject of considerable conversation among other leaders gathering for a meeting of their own at NATO Headquarters on Monday.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Biden would "be taking some pretty tough messages to President Putin in the course of the next few days," a comment suggesting that he, too, had discussed the summit with Biden during their back-to-back days of receptions and sessions that he hosted on the first part of Biden's journey.From CNN's Aditi SangalUS officials have said that President Joe Biden will raise human rights issues during his talks with President Vladimir Putin, but would not specify whether that will include a discussion of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.However, Navalny’s anti-corruption foundation’s Executive Director Vladimir Ashurkov said this morning that he hopes “there is movement on this issue.”Navalny was imprisoned earlier this year by a Moscow court for allegedly violating the probation terms of a 2014 case in which he received a suspended sentence of three and a half years.On June 9, a Moscow court ruled that two organizations linked to Navalny are "extremist" groups – forcing them to shut down and rendering their members ineligible to run in upcoming elections.“It's not the first instance of pressure on our organization, on our activists,” Ashurkov said.

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