Category: Russia

12. February 2020

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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Project 26

by Claudia Moritzi

In 1990, P-26 was uncovered. The mission of this clandestine cadre organisation was to whip up, strengthen and maintain the public’s spirit of resistance in the event of Switzerland being occupied.

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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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