Swedish volunteers between the ages of 20 and 55 are training to join the Home Guard, the equivalent of Britain’s army reserve, in Sweden as Swedish politicians and defence experts in Stockholm are discussing the threat of attacks from Putin and Russia.

Citizens have acknowledged that although Sweden has remained neutral in past conflicts and would not start a war themselves, Swedish people are concerned that they may need to defend their country against Russia. This comes as Sweden became an official NATO member in March 2024. Sweden’s military commander-in-chief General Micael Bydén has warned Swedes to mentally prepare for the possibility of war due to becoming a recent NATO member (globalaffairs.org).

There has been an upsurge in demand for nuclear shelters in Sweden due to the fear of Russia using nuclear weapons in an attack. Military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer indicated that Russia may not attack Sweden directly, but could cause conflict in Finland (aa.com.tr).

During the Cold War, 64,000 nuclear bunkers were excavated beneath towns and cities in Sweden due to fears of Soviet missile strikes. Some of these shelters were sold privately after the Cold War, however with the recent threats of nuclear war, demand has risen for private and publicly owned nuclear shelters and bunkers. It is suggested that one pre-existing nuclear shelter in Eslov, Sweden has reportedly sold for the equivalent of £800,000, indicating that citizens are concerned about the potential for nuclear war.

At The Panic Room Company, we believe it is important to be prepared for the event of military conflict, civil unrest, or nuclear war. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we have seen nuclear shelter enquiries rise significantly, and many clients have acknowledged having peace of mind knowing that they have a nuclear shelter in their residential or commercial property.

If you are interested in including a nuclear shelter in your property, anywhere in the world, please do not hesitate to contact us.