Detention in Russia of a Swiss national

Bern, Press release, 25.09.2013

The FDFA is closely monitoring the case of a Swiss national detained by the Russian authorities on Friday 19 September.

An employee from the competent Swiss representation in Russia is on the scene in Murmansk. He is talking to the local authorities in order to try to establish contact with the person in question and with the representatives of the countries of other individuals who have been detained. The FDFA’s consular protection service is also in contact with the person’s family in Switzerland.

Furthermore, the FDFA today (25.09.) asked the Russian foreign ministry and the Russian embassy in Switzerland for clarifications concerning this case.

Address for enquiries:

Information FDFA
Bundeshaus West
CH-3003 Bern
Tel.: +41 58 462 31 53
Fax: +41 58 464 90 47


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs