Fleeing from mobilization, the Russians sailed to Alaska by boat: after 3 months they were allowed to stay in the United States

Russian citizens Sergey and Maxim fled from mobilization in October 2022. They made a daring trip in a single-engine boat from Chukotka to Alaska and asked for asylum in the United States. Now they have been released on bail, writes the Voice of America. The deposit was made by a Ukrainian priest...

Journalists offered relatives of Russian officials to go to war in Ukraine: how the 'golden youth' answered

Russian journalists decided to form a "golden company" of the children of officials to invite them to go to war, reports Ukrainska Pravda. “Let me recruit a company of the children of the elite, and the war will end in a day” - this phrase is attributed to the late General Lebed. Journalists started calling...

Shoigu reported to Putin on the completion of mobilization, but the decree on it is still in effect

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the planned number of reservists - 300 - were called up as part of the "partial mobilization", as detailed by Meduza. He reported this to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting. Shoigu clarified that the dispatch of those called up is also ...

'This is an escape and a protest': how Russians who fled from mobilization to Turkey live

According to the Federal Customs Service, more than 300 thousand people have left Russia since the announcement of “partial mobilization”. Journalists spoke to young people who left the draft in Istanbul, reports the BBC. Most refugees from Russia were accepted by Kazakhstan and Georgia. But many go...

Two Russians sailed on a boat to Alaska to escape the mobilization

Two Russians sailed on a boat to St. Lawrence Island (Alaska). They told the locals that they had come from Chukotka to escape the mobilization. Alaskas News Source writes about it. They landed near the village of Gambell. “Given the current heightened tensions…

They break limbs and ask to infect them with HIV: how Russians are trying to avoid mobilization

Russian citizens who have not fled abroad are coming up with new ways to avoid mobilization. TSN writes about it. In particular, Russians break their limbs, record the process on video and post it on social networks so that others can see how it should be done. On one…

A ram for a son: in Russia, sheep are given to families mobilized for war in Ukraine

In one of the regions of Russia, in the Republic of Tyva, sheep are distributed to the families of those mobilized for the war in Ukraine. This is stated in the press release of the official portal of the republic. The authorities of the region reported that each family receives one sheep. In total, among the residents of Sut-Kholsky, Mongun-Taiginsky, Barun-Khemchiksky, Ulug-Khemsky, Chedi-Kholsky, ...

US warns that Americans in Russia may be mobilized if they have dual citizenship

The US Embassy in Russia said that in connection with the mobilization, "Russia may refuse to recognize the American citizenship of dual citizens, deny them access to American consular assistance, prevent them from leaving Russia, and conscript dual citizens into military service."...

'It's just meat': Russian contract soldiers who fought in Ukraine told what they think about mobilization

Mobilization in Russia has been going on for a week now. Some conscripts are already at the front (and without training); others sleep right on the floor in the barracks (similar to a prison); still others are forced to buy the simplest medicines and uniforms with their own money (and as for weapons, then ...

The United States declared its readiness to accept refugees from Russia against the backdrop of war and mobilization

Tens of thousands of Russian men of military age have fled the country to avoid Putin's mobilization for the war in Ukraine. The White House said it "welcomes" Russians seeking asylum in the US, FoxNews reports. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the US "welcomes" any Russian...

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