The Annual Conference on Russia has been organised by the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) for already 10 years.

The Conference has attracted delegates from the Baltic and allied military community, international institutions, governments, academia, and the private sector to discuss the most pressing issues shaping Russia, its near abroad, and global challenges since 2015. 

Since establishing the BALTDEFCOL twenty five years ago and more particularly from the inception of our conference and publications, we have become a hub of knowledge and honed a reputation for unveiling diverse trends related to Russia’s contemporary domestic agenda and external influence. 

Conference Team

Viljar Veebel

Conference Director


Jaana Reinek

Conference Assistant (participants)

Kaja Arulepp 

Conference Assistant (speakers)

Ilva Ecētāja

Media and Communications