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Collaboration with Tretyakov Gallery and Garage Museum

01.12.2019 — Article Russia
Museums and art galleries in Russia have long ceased to be just a platform for visual art exhibitions, becoming interdisciplinary centers of attraction with various events, lectures, discussions, and screenings of documentaries, reflecting current developments in Russian and international culture at large.

The 6th Swiss Film Week in St. Petersburg

24.11.2019 — Local news Russia
From November 7 - 24, 2019 the 6th Swiss Cinema Week took successfully place in St. Petersburg. This year, various Swiss movies in German were shown and they displayed the cultural and historical peculiarities of Switzerland. 

Swiss public diplomacy in Russia

18.07.2019 — Local news Russia
The opening of the new Embassy of Switzerland in Moscow was a great opportunity to increase Switzerland’s visibility in Russia. In the weeks before and after the opening, we intensified our efforts in communication and public diplomacy with the aim to promote a multifaceted image of Switzerland and to offer some insights into the work of an embassy. Although many of these efforts were concentrated in Moscow, we tried to reach out to the regions and developed some new formats. Increasing interaction with a young audience is one of the priorities of our Embassy.

Ignazio Cassis meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow

19.06.2019 — Press release EDA
On 19 June 2019, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the third time in nine months. At their working meeting, which took place in Moscow, bilateral relations, the Council of Europe and Ukraine were among the topics discussed. The previous evening, both had attended the inauguration of the new Swiss embassy in Moscow.

Grand Opening of the New Embassy of Switzerland in Moscow

18.06.2019 — Press release Russia
From 18 to 20 June 2019, Switzerland will inaugurate its new embassy in Moscow, in the Chistye Prudy district in the heart of the Russian capital. The opening ceremony will take place on 18 June, followed by two days of gatherings with our partners. Switzerland now has a beautiful showcase in the heart of Moscow that will be a flagship of Swiss savoir-faire and design. The new embassy brings together under one roof all of the actors involved in promoting Switzerland's interests in Russia.

Reception in honor of the Compagnia Finzi Pasca

17.06.2019 — Local news Russia
In the evening of the 17th of June 2019, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Saint Petersburg held a reception in the residence in honor of the visit of the Swiss theatre Company Finzi Pasca, which gave two performances of their show “Donka – A Letter to Chekhov” at the Music Hall Theatre on the 18th and 19th of June.

Professor Josef Zweimüller at the International Conference “Industrial Organization and Spatial Economics”

13.06.2019 — Local news Russia
The 8th International Conference “Industrial Organization and Spatial Economics” was held on the 13th and 14th June 2019 at the Saint Petersburg Higher School of Economics (Высшая школа экономики). Among the guest lecturers who took part in this event was Prof. Josef Zweimüller from the University of Zurich, who gave a lecture on the topic “Parallel Trade, Price Setting and the Patterns of International Trade”.


09.06.2019 — Local news Russia
The SWISS DAYS festival, organized by the Swiss Business Hub Russia, took place in Kazan from 7th to 9th of June in three different locations: in the MEGA mall, central park «Chernoe Ozero» and the center of Contemporary Culture «Smena».

Swiss-Russian Academic Roundtable

17.04.2019 — Local news Russia
On April 17, the S&T Office of the Embassy of Switzerland supported the Russian University of Transport/RUT (Institute of International Transport Communications/IITC) in the organization of a roundtable with the purpose to promote Switzerland as the European transportation center and a highly innovative country in the area of logistics as well as to support the collaboration between the IITC and the University of Bern.


17.03.2019 — Local news Russia
From February 26 to March 17, 2019, the first festival of German Speaking Countries – the DACHLI_FEST – took place successfully in St. Petersburg. The four German-speaking countries can be abbreviated as DACHLI – from D (Deutschland), A (Austria), CH (Switzerland) and LI (Liechtenstein).

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