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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Swiss Banking Law

During my recent travels to Zurich, I took a walking tour and during the tour I saw this:

lenin sign 

For those of you who can’t read it, the full-size picture is here

For those of you who can’t read German, it basically says that Lenin, the leader of the Russian Revolution, lived in this apartment.

Interesting, huh?  So what does that have with Swiss Banking Law?

Well, see,when Lenin left exile in Switzerland at this apartment to go back to Russia and overthrow the Tzar, he took all his money out of his Swiss bank account… all except CHF8 (eight Swiss Francs).  

And there it remains, to this day, in his name, until a decendant of Lenin claims it. 

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 2:53 pm  

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