Peter Collmer
Historian at the University of Zurich. He is an expert in the field of Eastern Europe.

5. April 2017

Women in history | Russia | 20th / 21st century | Series: Exile Switzerland | Politics

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Part 2: Tourists, Convalescents, Students and Soldiers

Political refugees were not the only people to undertake the long journey from Russia to Switzerland. Also aristocratic tourists, women seeking higher education as well as escaped soldiers sought protection here.

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4. April 2017

Russia | 20th / 21st century | Series: Exile Switzerland | Politics

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Part 1: Switzerland as a haven of political asylum

Together with France and Great Britain, Switzerland was one of the main host countries for revolutionaries seeking protection from Tsarist persecution.

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