Russian Embargo and Swiss cheese

Insubrica Historica is spending few days holiday in the Komi Republic, at the footsteps of the European side of the Ural mountain range. Komi Republic is bigger then Germany (415k km2 to 357k km2), but with slightly less than 1 Mio. inhabitants in a decreasing tendency since 1990, mostly of […]

Katia Rues’ PhD Thesis online

To do things right and complete, we have just published on our blog the PhD work that our volunteer Katia Rues accomplished in 2007. The focus is on the soviet Gulags as any mentioning of « Gulag Culture » as an integrant part of Russian Cultural History was banned during […]

Ticinesi in Russia, 1812

An important chapter of Insubrica, which we have already mentioned in the past (see Mainoni butcher of Stans), is the Swiss army that fought for Napoleon’s campaigns. It is an important chapter, that saw many Ticinesi perishing for Napoleon, particularly in his 1812 campaign against Russia. The constant campaigning of […]

List of living traditions in Switzerland

With the ratification of the UNESCO Convention on the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage on October 16, 2008, Switzerland started to develop, maintain and periodically update an inventory of its intangible cultural heritage.The «List of Living Traditions in Switzerland» was created as a part of the implementation of this UNESCO […]