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Russians in Switzerland

Vevey, St. Barbara, 1878. Photo/Foto: TES.

The St. Barbara Church in Vevey (canton of Vaud) is a Russian Orthodox parish, which is part of the history of the Russian Orthodox Church in Switzerland from 1816. The first Russian Orthodox parish in Switzerland was established in Bern on 24 December 1816. The Tsar Alexander I (1777-1825) had commissioned the building and consacreation. … Read more » “Russians in Switzerland”

A lighthouse in the Alps

Oberalppass. Photo/Foto: TES.

No mountain is too high for Swiss, but what does a lighthouse on the Oberalp Pass do at 2 046 above sea level? The Rhine Source Lighthouse is an hour’s walk from the source of the Rhine. The Gotthard massif is the source of four rivers: the Rhine, Reuss, Rhône and Ticino. The lighthouse is … Read more » “A lighthouse in the Alps”

Grandeur of Switzerland

Vevey, Fête des Vignerons 2019. Photo/Foto: TES.

What does it mean, the grandeur of Switzerland? The many Grand Hotels, the mountain landscape and the high peaks of the Alps, the big lakes or the many beautiful cities or (direct) democracy? All true, but the real treasure and grandeur of this country are first and foremost its people and Swiss civil society. From … Read more » “Grandeur of Switzerland”