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Metalloobrabotka: the biggest Swiss Pavilion in Russia and scientific symposium

27.05.2021 — Article Russia
After a break in 2020 the SBH Russia and the Embassy of Switzerland were more than happy to support Swissmem again in organizing the biggest Swiss Pavilion in Russia at the trade fair Metalloobrabotka. For the first time, the Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF) of the ETH Zürich together with the Russian Technology University “Stankin” were also present at the show by organizing a joint symposium on the cooperation of academia and business. 


Cultural diversity of German speaking countries at DACHLI Fest 2021

22.05.2021 — Article Russia
From April 12 to May 22, 2021, the 3rd Festival of the Culture of the German-speaking countries DACHLI_FEST was successfully celebrated in St. Petersburg. The four German-speaking countries can be abbreviated as DACHLI from D (Deutschland), A (Austria), CH (Switzerland) and LI (Liechtenstein). Switzerland, which based its program on several historical anniversaries contributed significantly to the highly popular event.


Promoting Swiss Technologies with Russian Energy Companies

20.12.2020 — Local news Russia
In the beginning of the year the Swiss Business Hub Russia has invited Swiss suppliers of the Energy sector to join Ambassador Rossier for a Mission to Moscow and Astrakhan. The goal was to assist Swiss companies in establishing long-term cooperation with key players in the important oil and gas sector in Russia. But since this year hardly any plans could be realized as initially planned, we had to be flexible and improvise. The complete cancellation of the event was no option and we decided to keep at least some of the elements of the program. 


Swiss-Russian Roundtable at the “Open Innovations Forum”

20.12.2020 — Local news Russia
One of the highlights for the Science & Technology Unit of the Embassy was the organization of and participation in the Swiss-Russian Roundtable “New and High Technologies in Industry and Cooperation between Science and Industry” in the framework of the Open Innovations Forum, one of the flagship events for the Russian academic and research community, which took place already for the ninth time this year.



A competition for young historians

19.10.2020 — Local news Russia
Young historians from all universities in Russia and Ukraine are encouraged to participate in a competition coordinated by the University of Geneva and financially supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. If you are interested in Ukrainian and Russian history: Apply for this unique joint research project and win 3000 Swiss Francs! 


Celebrating 1 August differently

24.07.2020 — Article Russia
This year's launch of Mission August 1st marks the first time the FDFA is celebrating Switzerland's national holiday online. The multilingual and interactive website – developed by Presence Switzerland together with the Consular Directorate – works as a virtual meeting place for the Swiss abroad, along with lovers of all things Swiss, where they can celebrate 1 August together and share their favourite moments online.


Support of the Swiss-Russian Cultural Exchange During the Pandemic

01.07.2020 — Local news Russia
In the light of the circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 crises, Pro Helvetia Moscow actively explored the best possible solutions to ensure the integrity of the Swiss-Russian cultural exchange. Hence, a focus was made on the professional online discussions as opportunities for the artistic community to collaboratively capture and analyse this unprecedented experience.


Call for Research Projects with Russia by the University of Geneva

16.06.2020 — Local news Russia
On April 16, 2020, the University of Geneva in its role of Leading Swiss House for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with Russia announced a contest for Research Preparation Grants (RPG). The RPG call is launched within the framework of the bilateral cooperation program of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation aimed at fostering scientific cooperation and academic mobility between Switzerland and Russia, one of the priority countries in the area of research.


DACHLI_FEST 2020 in St. Petersburg

22.03.2020 — Local news Russia
From February 26 to March 22, 2020, the 2nd Festival of the Culture of the German-speaking countries DACHLI_FEST_2020 took place in St. Petersburg. This successful event gives hope for the establishment of a new tradition in the inter-cultural life of St. Petersburg by uniting all German-speaking countries and demonstrating their cultural achievements to the audience of St. Petersburg.


Visit to RANEPA Kaluga Branch

04.03.2020 — Local news Russia
During their visit of March 3-4 to Kaluga, the delegation of the Swiss Embassy and representatives of Swiss companies, had a fruitful exchange with representatives of the academia. Kaluga region is one of the most dynamically developing areas of Russia that has a long history of connections with Switzerland, as back in the 19th century it was the place where Swiss farmers used to produce cheese in Russia.

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