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Listing all celebrities from Russia who live or lived in Switzerland. Click on a name for details.

Bakounine, Mikhaïl (1814-1876) Philosopher
The Russian anarchist came in Geneva in 1868 was granted political asylum in Switzerland in 1870 and lived out his life there. From 1876 hence he lie
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Lenin,  (1870-1924) Revolutionary
Le révolutionnaire russe resta en Suisse entre 1900 et 1905. Vladimir Illitch Lénine est né en 1870 à Ulyanosk, en Russie. Il étudie aux université de
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Nabokov, Vladimir (1899-1977) Writer
The Russian writer was born in 1899 to a wealthy family from St Petersburg. By the age of seven, he could speak French and English fluently. His h
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Nijinsky, Vaslav (1885-1950) Dancer
The great dancer came in Switzerland for health reasons around 1919 and stayed several years. He later died in London.
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Romanov, Nicolas (1917-) King
The great Duke Romanov, heir of the Russian tsar, lives in exile in Switzerland like several other monarchs whose nations have suffered revolutions.
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Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971) Music star
The Russian composer, who acquired first French and then American nationality, lived for a long time in Clarens, near Montreux. This amazing conductor
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Tchaïkowsky, Piotr (1840-1893) Music star
The Russian composer began his career in 1863, after having studied law and at the Conservatory under Anton Rubinstein. After a failed marriage with
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Trotski, Leon (1879-1940) Revolutionary
The Russian revolutionary spend some time in exile in Switzerland, plotting a revolution that would kill him together with half the world.
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Ustinov, Peter (1921-2004) Movie star
The English actor and writer settled in Switzerland in 1980. Born in London in 1921, Peter Ustinov may be of Russian origin, but Ethiopian, German and
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Igor Stravinsky
(1882 - 1971) Music star
The Russian composer, who acquired first French and then American nationality, lived for a long time in Clarens, near Montreux. This amazing conductor and pianist dabbled in all genres of music and wowed the public with his innovations such as The Fire Bird and the Sonata for two pianos. Strawinsky and his family decided to move to the Geneva Riviera, to take advantage of the region's exceptional micro-climate that was beneficial for his wife's health. They arrived in Montreux, on t >>>
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