Militarization of the Baltic sea region: Current challenges and possible solutions

On September 2, in St. Petersburg, Russia, an international online conference “Militarization of the Baltic Region. Modern Challenges and Possible Solutions ”. It was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Panelists from Russia, the Baltic region, Norway and the United States discussed the deepening crisis and military confrontation between NATO and Russia in the Baltic region.

The discussion was based on the report of the veteran of the German peace movement Dr. Horst Leps. In this report, the author analyzed possible scenarios of confrontation in the Baltic Sea region, including the use of nuclear weapons. The participants in the discussion noted the role of civil society, goals and possible mechanisms for promoting peace initiatives.

International online conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Organized by the Public Council of the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland with the support of the Institute of Regional Press (St. Petersburg) and the Panacea Medical Clinic, Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Region.

Oleg Bodrov, Chairman of the Public Council of the Southern Coast of the Gulf of Finland, Member of the Council of the International Peace Bureau, St. Petersburg, Russia Greetings from the organizers.



Dr. Horst Leps, Hamburg, Germany, veteran of the German Peace Movement, presentation of the Russian-language version of the report Militarization of the Baltic Sea Region



Sergey Osipov, General Director of the Panacea Medical Clinic, Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Region, Russia, A military doctor’s view of militarization and confrontation in the Baltic region.



Prof. Markku Kangaspuro,
Chairman of the Finnish Peace Committee, Helsinki, Finland, NATO-Russia Confrontation in the Baltic. View from Finland.



Ingeborg Breines, Oslo, Norway, Consultant, Former Co-President of the International Peace Bureau and Former Secretary General of the Norwegian National Commission, Director of UNESCO The Militarization Of The Baltic Sea Region. Norway — Baltic region — ecology, non-violence and cooperation.


Dr. Joseph Gerson, President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, Vice President of the International Peace Bureau and member of the No to War / No NATO Steering Committee, Cambridge, USA, Confrontation between Russia and the United States.The view of a representative of the US peace movement.



Video: Record of international conference