The decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on partial mobilization caused a great resonance within the Russian Federation.

Supporters of the war against Ukraine welcomed this decision and hope for a turning point in hostilities.

Opponents of Putin fear that the war could turn into a nuclear war.

In the Network, ordinary Russians are called to protest against the mobilization, but instead they are increasingly interested in the question of how to leave the country. collected the reaction of Russians to the initiative of the Kremlin.

On September 21, Vladimir Putin

traditionally stated that Russia is opposed to the collective West, therefore, according to the dictator, it is necessary to carry out a partial mobilization for protection.

According to Putin's decision, those who have served in the ranks of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, are in reserve, have certain military accounting specialties and relevant experience should be subject to military service.

"It applies only to those who are in the reserve and have served in the ranks of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, have certain military accounting specialties and relevant experience... Mobilization measures in the Russian Federation will begin today," the Russian dictator said.

The heads of the regions are obliged to ensure the recruitment of people in the number and in the terms determined by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Almost all Russians will be sent to the front, only those who have health problems, who are officially under 18 years of age, or by court order will not be called up.

The State Duma of the Russian Federation assures that the mobilization will not be general.

Andriy Kartapolov

, the chairman of the Russian State Duma's defense committee

, assured that the amendments to the Russian laws on mobilization were supposedly adopted "prospectively."

The Russian deputy stated that the alleged "fears about general mobilization are completely unfounded and unsubstantiated."

Kartapolov added that the new amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation were adopted "not only in connection with the "special military operation" — they are needed in order to "observe them for a long time."

Kremlin propagandist

Margarita Simonyan

assures that "students will not be conscripted, conscripts will not be sent to the front."

At the same time, she reports that "300,000 will be drafted."

Russian terrorist, former "Minister of Defense of the DPR"

Ihor Girkin (Strelkov)

made two conclusions about the mobilization:

"1) These actions are evidence that the leadership of the Russian Federation still (after SEVEN months! In addition to the previous 8 years...) came to an understanding of the "total" (to complete victory or complete defeat) nature of the war on the so-called " Ukraine" and prepares to fight "for real";

2) And now - in connection with the above - the former "dear Kyiv partners" will have to hurry with their new general offensive.

The "partners" now have one and a half to two months to try to defeat our tattered but intact personnel-contract army before massive reinforcements from the mobilized begin to arrive.

Opponents of Putin fear "worst-case scenarios"

Russian opposition politician, ex-State Duma deputy

Dmytro Gudkov

believes that "everything is going according to the worst scenario" in the Russian Federation.

"Mobilization is not partial. Putin's decree says that everyone can be called up, except employees of the defense-industrial complex with deferrals for the period of work. First, those who know how to shoot up to the age of 35 will be taken. Then everyone else," he writes on Facebook.

Gudkov expressed hope that Europe will open its borders for Russians fleeing mobilization.

"Officials, deputies and senators will not be affected by the mobilization - they have armor. But not everyone will be able to get rid of it. It's time for the "elites" to come to their senses. The world should recognize Putin as a war criminal by the decision of the international court and separate the criminals from their hostages," he said.

Opposition politician

Lev Shlosberg

expressed fears about the possible start of a nuclear conflict.

"60 years after the Caribbean crisis (October 16-28, 1962), the world is one step away from a nuclear war. Moreover, the possibilities and guarantees for preventing the use of nuclear weapons were significantly higher 60 years ago. Because then there was the Potsdam Peace, and now it is already no," he said.

Liberal journalist

Serhii Parkhomenko

believes that "this mobilization has no military sense."

"Actually, the command is not able to digest these 300 thousand newly mobilized - to receive them, equip them, arm them, train them, transport them, place them. The only way to introduce these masses of people into the war now is simply to bring them to the front and put them in front of the front line, that is, to use them in the form of live barricade and demining method. Mobilized residents of poor republics will cover criminal criminals from Wagner's mercenary units with their bodies," Parkhomenko writes.


Anatoly Nesmiyan

noted that the Kremlin can no longer continue hostilities in the previous format.

"The concept of ``everything is going according to plan'' has broken down. The plan has to be changed, and hastily and on the move. Why is it hasty, it is clear: the Ukrainian offensive near Kharkov showed that there is no chance of holding the defense in the area, which the Armed Forces of Ukraine are taking seriously. And there is no one to hold . Homeless people and convicts are not the most suitable resource for replenishment, therefore, it is urgent to fill the trenches with new portions, there is nothing else to move to mobilization, only the stunning failure of the entire previous phase of the event. The question arises - when this stage will also fail, what new sh*ku they will come up with in the Kremlin," he said.

Russians are looking for ways to leave the country

In the Russian-language segment of Google, the query "How to leave Russia?" has reached maximum popularity since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine.

This is evidenced by Google Trends search queries.

Residents of Moscow, Belgorod, Pskov, Rostov and Kaliningrad regions were most often looking for information on this request.

Another popular request - "Deferral from the army" has also become much more popular among Russians today than in the previous six months.

Residents of Russia are being urged on social networks to protest in all cities of the country today, September 21, at 7:00 p.m.

"Vladimir Putin has just announced a partial mobilization in Russia. This means that thousands of Russian men - our fathers, brothers and husbands - will be thrown into the meat grinder of war. What will they die for? What will mothers and children shed tears for? For Putin's palace? ", says the message of the Vesna movement.

⚡ No burial!

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— Vesna movement (@vesna_democrat) September 21, 2022