Category: Russia

9. August 2018

Modern Age | War/battle

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Suvorov: An offensive goes awry in the high mountains

by Severin Rüegg

The diplomatic starting point is surprisingly complex and requires explanation: A Russian general coming from Italy, with the support of Austria, enters into battle against France in what is now Switzerland.

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12. May 2017

20th / 21st century | Russia

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Revulsion and surveillance

by Julia Richers

Despite sympathy for the oppressive situation in tsarist Russia the political activities of the Russian revolutionaries and the young students in Switzerland was a constant source of resentment.

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14. April 2017

20th / 21st century | Russia

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Russian Egg Cult

by Marina Amstad

This coming weekend Western and Eastern Christianity celebrate Easter together. In Russia the decoration of Easter eggs looks back on a long tradition in which the luxurious Fabergé eggs stand out as a highlight.

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9. April 2017

20th / 21st century | Russia

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By train to the revolution

by Marina Amstad

Exactly one hundred years ago today, Lenin and 30 other passengers boarded a train in Zurich destined for St. Petersburg.

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5. April 2017

20th / 21st century | Russia

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Part 2: Tourists, Convalescents, Students and Soldiers

by Peter Collmer

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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