an Estimated ten to eleven billion francs, the assets of Viktor Vekselberg (62). Since 2004, he has his domicile in Zug, and invests in Swiss companies, to him of the shares of Sulzer, Schmolz + Bickenbach, OC Oerlikon and Züblin belong.

Vekselberg is also an art lover and a great patron of the arts. It sponsors exhibitions, orchestra, Theater. He is President of the Jewish Museum in Moscow and funded Jewish projects around the world.

Now Vekselberg in Switzerland, wanted to donate a million amount against the Corona-emergency!

The documents, the VIEWS available. He launched Lamesa Foundation had transferred the money to charities and research institutions, and from the account in the Zurich-based private Bank Julius Baer account to around 500 million Swiss francs as of:.

Would have. Because the Bank refuses to release the money!

The Russian Oligarch is on the U.S. sanctions list,

The reason for Vekselberg since 2018 on the sanction list of the U.S. government. Its assets in the United States were frozen, he had to reduce its holdings to below 50 percent. A statement of the reasons the U.S. has supplied the government never.

Vekselberg said recently in the Sunday view: “I think the sanctions are unfounded and unjust. They obviously reflect the poor relations between the United States and Russia, but why they relate to me, I can’t understand. I’m cautiously optimistic that the Problem will be sooner or later solved.”

Switzerland and all EU countries not participating in the sanctions, the local banks are not obliged Vekselbergs funds to freeze.

According to the Foundation’s President up to the top of Julius Baer, wrote to President Romeo Lacher (60) and CEO Philipp Rickenbacher (49). The letter ends with the words: “We ask you, for the common good and to allow our Foundation to make this significant donation.” However, Julius Baer remained hard.

Julius Baer is not hiding behind banking secrecy

The Bank expressed with reference to the banking secrecy, but without reference to the case of align, you “support, of course, customers, the non-profit generous”, but you can support “any customer activity only so far as these contractual and regulatory requirements, comply with”.

A spokesman for Vekselbergs confirmed the facts of the case to VIEW. Vekselberg and his foundations were already in Russia, extensive help. “A similar program should also be on Switzerland is extended. Therefore, the Bank Julius Baer has been asked to release the necessary amounts. The Bank has rejected this release, and inexplicably. This is in the face of this humanitarian catastrophe is regrettable.”

Vekselberg distributes rapid tests in Russia

In Russia, Vekselberg 50’000 Covid-19 bought-quickly test and distribute. Vekselberg has in Russia, there are six public airports. They are currently closed, but the caterers to cook more and to help organizations every day more than 3000 meals to the elderly for home delivery.

all the same, the same Time as the Nyet to Vekselberg, the Bank Baer has spoken for itself five millions of francs of emergency aid and the amount of the Swiss Red cross and Pro Senectute transmitted.


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.

I Have the corona virus or just the flu?

The Coronavirus spreads further – also in Switzerland. Especially in the flu season, you can assess for yourself whether one is ill with the Coronavirus, or whether you just have an ordinary flu. The differences are subtle, but they exist. VIEWS is defined.

protection against Coronavirus

recommendations of the Federal office for health, how you can protect yourself:


wash your hands: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a Hand sanitizer. Don’t sneeze, you Sneeze into the hands, or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow. Handkerchiefs to dispose of properly: paper towels, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. You stay in fever and cough necessarily at home.

contact minimize

Stay home and avoid wherever possible contact with people. You go only in the following exceptional situations, out of the house: the food doctor shopping or pharmacy visit / the home office is for your job not possible / you have to help other people. You keep if possible 2 meters distance to your fellow human beings, for example, in a line or at meetings. Avoid contact with people breathing or have a cough. You avoid public transport. You can be all that is possible to home deliver. Important: No welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands.

stay Informed

Note the local instructions and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. Infoline Coronavirus: 058 463 00 00, 24 hours a day available Info-page of the BAG: bag-coronavirus.

when should the ch one to the doctor?

do not Go out in the symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and contact you immediately – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.


remains The Situation until Further notice. The Federal government informed in regular intervals about the current developments. It applies now more than ever: peace and quiet preserved, and the thing in common to serve.