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Russian Revolution Swiss emigrants head ‘home’ from Russia

(Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv, Zürich)

After the October Revolution of 1917, around 8,000 Swiss who had emigrated to Russia returned to Switzerland. They arrived in a country that many of them had never seen before.

This image, taken in 1920, is from the Swiss Social Archives in Zurich and is currently part of an exhibition at the Swiss National Museumexternal link in Zurich, “1917: Revolution, Russia and Switzerland”.

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