I wonder how many of these men supported the war until it came time for them to go to war.
Not that it matters.
This is Aerial Imagery of civilian aircraft leaving Russia for Turkey. People are fleeing Russia since Putin announced his plans to draft citizens pic.twitter.com/ThhvTyKIVt
— 🥀_Imposter_🕸️ (@Imposter_Edits) September 22, 2022
The problem many of these military-aged men will have is getting out of Russia. Flights from Moscow to anywhere are between USD 5-25k, and almost every country that borders Russia has banned the entry of Russian citizens who don’t have a special Visa. Some stories of 100km backups at the border to get into Finland were exaggerated, but the departure of men from Russia who don’t want to die in Putin’s meat grinder is genuine.
Russians don't want to die for Putin.
And they are voting with their feet.
Here's traffic at the Russia-Georgia border tonight.pic.twitter.com/MtG2jUMBQP
— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) September 22, 2022
#Update: Just in – #Russia[n civilians on social media are sharing widely that they are leaving the country by plane, bus, car, and other means of transport, even by foot by the borders to the #EU, after #Putin announced he will send 300.000 new troops to #Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/yipveJdYdi
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) September 21, 2022
IMAGE of a Russian who apparently changed his mind about Putin`s "Z" and tried to remove it from his station wagon as he attempted to flee across the border into Finland. #Putin #Ukraine #Russia pic.twitter.com/d0hv2X85OL
— raging545 (@raging545) September 22, 2022
The Russian who stripped Putin’s “Z” from the car is one of my favorite stories to come out of this. He supported Putin’s war until his number got called, stripped his car of those decals, and headed for the border like A German officer in 1945.
“Putin? Never heard of him.”
All plane tickets from Russia to visa-free countries are sold out, @ru_rbc reports. I wonder what the ratio of male to female passengers is.
— Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) September 21, 2022
🇷🇺 is the country of blind and brainsless slaves. Instead of standing up for their rights and protesting, russians simply run away. They will never change
— 🇺🇦Alex Dayrabekov (@Dayrabekov) September 22, 2022
Can you imagine? Having to flee your country to avoid being forced into becoming a terrorist with a 50/50 chance of survival and a 75% chance of never returning to your family? Those are Russian survival odds right now after the first seven months of the war.
Of Putler’s initial 300k troops, 115k have been killed or injured by Ukrainian Troops. At that rate, half of these conscripts will “go through some things,” so they are fucking off in record numbers, and I don’t blame them.
I’d do the same thing. Fuck that. None of these men want to die for a bald fascist asshole who shits in a suitcase.
A ticket Moscow – Dubai for leaving Russia today costs over 1m rouble, or USD 17,800. Still I am not sure a male would be allowed to leave Russia, as Aeroflot has already announced restrictions even for traveling within Russia. pic.twitter.com/NNc5knIHtA
— Sergej Sumlenny (@sumlenny) September 21, 2022
The next time someone like Theo Fleury calls Canada tyrannical, bring up his best friend, Putin, in Russia.
Arrests at an anti-war protest in Moscow. Similar scenes in St. Petersburg. Reports of 190 arrests at 20 (smallish) gatherings in cities across Russia pic.twitter.com/vqTi3yglm5
— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) September 21, 2022
People are protesting in Moscow. (Other cities, too). They are traditionally grabbed one by one and showed into police vans.
Until Russians begin to fight for their own and resist instead of filming arrests and making selfies, they will be slaves. Their protest will be pointless pic.twitter.com/yibyfus1pZ
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) September 21, 2022