Here is a brief outline of their travel plans based on a White House briefing on the trip:
Monday: The president and first lady will arrive in Moscow in the afternoon, Moscow time. He will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Russian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then Mr. Obama will meet with President Dmitry Medvedev at the Kremlin. In the evening, the two presidents will hold a joint press conference at the Kremlin.
Tuesday: The president's day begins with breakfast with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Later, the president will have a meeting with former President Mikhail Gorbachev. In the afternoon, the president will give a major speech at the New Economic School on US-Russia relations. Mr. Obama also plans to meet with what the White House calls a variety of Russian political and business leaders.
Wednesday: The president and first lady fly to Rome. While in Rome, he will meet with Italian political leaders including a session with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Then, he will leave Rome and travel to L’Aquila, Italy, for a Group of 8 summit meeting. Members of the G-8 are: Canada, France, Germany, Italty, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the US. Obama will spend roughly 48 hours in L’Aquila.