The announcement of mobilization in Russia shocked the citizens of the Russian Federation, thousands of people are trying to quickly leave the country.
In Russia, after the announcement of partial mobilization, the Russians fell into a panic and are looking for ways to avoid it. So, citizens of the Russian Federation are actively buying up air tickets, and they are looking on Google for how to break their arm so that they don’t join the army.
According to the site for buying air tickets aviasalesthe cost of departure to other countries has increased many times, but this did not stop the panicking Russians from buying all the tickets.
Where do Russians want to escape from mobilization?
As of today, September 21, all tickets to Yerevan, Istanbul and Baku are sold out. Russians sold out tickets to Belarus in an hour.
At the same time, the shortest flight to Georgia costs 120 thousand rubles, and to Azerbaijan – almost 250 thousand rubles.
On the following days, the prices for air tickets from Russia are somewhat lower, but still significantly higher than usual, and their number is constantly decreasing.
Ways to avoid mobilization: what Russians “google”
Also, the mobilization in Russia influenced requests to Google. Among the most popular questions of Russians were:
- where to leave Russia;
- respite from the army;
- how to break a hand;
- how to avoid mobilization;
- Is it possible to leave Russia now.
The top 5 Russian regions for these queries include the Moscow Region, Krasnodar Territory, Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Chechen Republic.
Netizens have already shared a new service on Avito for those who do not want to mobilize into the ranks of the Russian army. So, they offer to break the arm in order to avoid being drafted.
Mobilization in Russia
On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of partial mobilization in the country. According to the Russian leadership, first of all, citizens with combat experience of up to 300,000 people will be involved in the war against Ukraine.
Putin’s statement is consistent with the analysis of many Western experts that Russia is in need of human resources to continue the war, and Putin himself does not abandon the original intention to occupy the entire territory of Ukraine. In parallel, the leader of the Wagner PMC is recruiting prisoners.
At the same time, in Moscow – against the background of the first successes of the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region – they announced the urgent holding of “referendums” in the occupied regions in the east and south of Ukraine. A number of Western countries have already stated that they do not recognize the results of their implementation. The United States separately noted that Russia “will pay for this.”
Also in the Russian Federation, on the eve of Putin’s speech, the penalties for surrender and desertion were significantly toughened.
In connection with the mobilization in Russia on September 21, protests are planned throughout the country. At the same time, the Moscow prosecutor’s office reminded the Russians of the criminal responsibility for participating in them.