- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 14, 2015

Russian submariners who venture into the Baltic Sea will likely find a “Singing Sailor” sign that plays on the nation’s hostility to homosexuals.

The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society has put a glowing sign of a sailor thrusting his hips into the water just for Russia’s military. The sign reads “Welcome to Sweden: Gay since 1944,” CNN reported Thursday. Sweden legalized homosexuality that year. A Morse code message, “This way if you are gay,” works in conjunction with the sign.

“In times of unrest, love and peace across boundaries is more important than ever. We want to break up with the violence,” said Daniel Holking, the society’s communications and fundraising manager, CNN reported.

Russian submarines were suspected of venturing into Swedish waters last year, which prompted calls for increased defense spending.

“If military actions and weapons had functioned as conflict-resolution methods there would be peace in the world a long time ago,” said Anna Ek, the activist group’s president, CNN reported.

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