More than 20 peace activists from Sweden, England, Nepal, Canada and the US will journey to Russia
on April 25-May 10 for a study tour intended to build a peace bridge between the people of their nations.
The trip is being organized by the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space (GN).
Dave Webb, chair of the UK’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (and also board convener of the GN)
said, “We are deeply concerned about NATO expansion and US ‘missile defense’ deployments ringing Russian borders.
We feel that citizen diplomacy is needed now more than ever between Russia and the west.
“We want to see and hear for ourselves what Russia is really like. We want to meet with Russian citizens,
teachers, students, political leaders, journalists and others in order to listen and to ask questions so we can get unfiltered
This Russia study tour will have three components.
Moscow: Arrive on April 25
Crimea: On April 30 the group will fly to Crimea
St. Petersburg: On May 5 the group will fly to St Petersburg
Members of the GN and Veterans For Peace will make up the bulk of those going on
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