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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 02:44 PM

Long lines of traffic seen at some of Russia's land borders

Source: CNN

Social media video from Russia's land borders with several countries shows long lines of traffic trying to leave the country on the day after President Vladimir Putin announced a "partial mobilization."

There were queues at border crossings into Kazakhstan, Georgia and Mongolia. One video showed dozens of vehicles lining up at the Zemo Larsi/Verkhny Lars checkpoint on the Georgia-Russia border overnight Wednesday. That line appears to have grown longer Thursday. One video showed a long queue stretching into the mountains behind the crossing, with a man commenting that it was five to six kilometers long.

Another posted Thursday showed long lines at the Khaykhta crossing into Mongolia.

One man spoke over video recorded at the Troitsk crossing into Kazakhstan, where dozens of cars were lined up Thursday morning. "This is Troitsk, queues of trucks and passenger vehicles ... you can't see the start or the end of this queue ... everyone, everyone is fleeing Russia, all sorts."




Read more: https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/russia-ukraine-war-news-09-22-22/h_697d283e09f508753999ebae078f4ca2



Begging the question: why are the other countries letting people in?

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Reply Long lines of traffic seen at some of Russia's land borders (Original post)
brooklynite Thursday OP
SunSeeker Thursday #1
Martin68 Thursday #2
brooklynite Thursday #3
Martin68 Thursday #4
Farmer-Rick Friday #24
FarPoint Thursday #5
Texin Thursday #13
FarPoint Thursday #18
central scrutinizer Thursday #7
Martin68 Thursday #10
DetlefK Thursday #6
IronLionZion Thursday #8
ificandream Thursday #9
maxsolomon Thursday #11
Kyesha Thursday #15
JustABozoOnThisBus Thursday #17
SCantiGOP Friday #19
Lancero Friday #20
SCantiGOP Friday #25
Gore1FL Thursday #12
AverageOldGuy Thursday #14
Lonestarblue Thursday #16
discntnt_irny_srcsm Friday #21
Renew Deal Friday #22
fanfanois Friday #23
Shanti Shanti Shanti Friday #26
tonekat Saturday #27

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 02:50 PM

1. Dear God, I hope this is the end of Putin.

But that evil fuck would rather sit on a burning pile of rubble that was once his country than admit he made a mistake.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 02:50 PM

2. Russian draft-dodging at it's best. But I don't recall traffic jams on the Canadian border during

the Vietnam War.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 02:57 PM

3. In the 1960's, the US/Canada border was largely open.

There was no checkpoint monitoring departures from the US and only a cursory check upon arrival in Canada.

And that was at major crossings. There were a lot of local roads where you could probably walk over with nobody noticing.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:05 PM

4. Actually, I am aware of that. I got my draft card on my birthday in 1970.

There are still minor crossings that are not blocked or monitored.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 10:46 AM

24. Yeah, I was going to say

There are still places where you can just walk into Canada. The border is not that secure.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:22 PM

5. I heard that Putin put out a restriction

regarding one way plane flights out of Russia...no one between ages of 18 and 45 can buy such a flight ticket...

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:21 PM

13. Actually, airline, rail, and bus travel out of the country is banned for males

between the ages of 18 to 65 as of yesterday morning.

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Response to Texin (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 06:29 PM

18. Holy Crap!

This will not last long....

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:29 PM

7. My paternal grandmother was born in Russia

Her family fled to the US in 1904 to avoid being drafted into the czarís army for the Russo-Japanese War.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:44 PM

10. Good move! The Japanese kicked Russia's butt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:28 PM

6. I say: Let them in. Everybody who wants to leave gets to leave.

The problem with Russia is the 2 decades of brainwashing with propaganda. The Russians live in an alternative conspiracy-theory universe. Forcing them into contact with foreigners, and making them look at the world from a different viewpoint, is the best chance to break the brainwashing.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:38 PM

8. Putin has turned Russia into a shithole country

the kind where people flee to find a better life elsewhere. So much for making Russia great again.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:41 PM

9. Do we have to wonder how Repughs would feel about refugees from Russia coming here?

Don't think so.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:44 PM

11. Why would other nations stop them from entering?

If they are legally permitted to cross...

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:46 PM

15. bureaucracy

One thing I learned about my many travels to Russia is that not only they require a visa to visit, but also an invitation. This causes headaches for other Europeans to travel and work there, and they respond with their own tighter requirements in kind. This is just the cynic in me, but I think it's all a big plan to keep lots of people employed in otherwise worthless jobs because corruption has killed off any semblance of a functioning economy.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 06:25 PM

17. If enough Russians go to, say, Estonia, ...

... then Putin might want a referendum to make Estonia part of Russia. He can export large voting blocs.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:00 AM

19. Latvia is already 50% ethnic Russian

And only about 1/4 Latvian. But a majority donít want to come under Russian control or more influence.
Lithuania and Estonia are about 1/4 Russian.

I have a friend who left Lithuania about 25 years ago so I know some about them.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 07:25 AM

20. Ever hear about what happened in Crimea, Donetsk, or Luhansk?

Might not be able to take the entire country in one whole swoop, but you can certainly throw support behind 'Independence' movements that, oddly, always seem to want to forsake that independence in favor of joining Russia.

And hell, what better way to flood the outer regions of neighboring nations and set them up for this than by staging a refugee crisis?

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Response to Lancero (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:58 PM

25. According to my friend

and my reading on the subject, large majorities, including a majority of the ethnic Russians in those countries, oppose closer ties with Russia. And most refugees are coming in because of their opposition to Russian policies.
He feels strongly, as does his family remaining there, that all 3 countries would resist Russian incursions like Ukraine has.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 03:52 PM

12. Maybe Ron DeSantis can help by flying the escapees to blue states.

I am sure the FL taxpayers would be all for it!

Thanks. You share great articles.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:25 PM

14. There were 42 attempts on Hitler's life . . .

. . . most of them originating in the German officer corps, who were not happy with being ordered to invade their neighbors.

Putin best not stand near any windows.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:49 PM

16. Maybe countries are letting them in because they want this war to end and hate Putin.

If Russia has fewer conscripts, Putin may have no choice but to end the war. I doubt the countries adjacent to Russia are fans of Putin, even Belarus since Putin sent police and others to help Lukashenko stay in power after he lost an election.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 07:46 AM

21. Like rats off a sinking ship...

...those countries must have a welcome message like, 'give me your sanctioned, your lied to, your wise (or at least not stupid...)'

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 07:57 AM

22. Other countries should open their borders to Russians

To drain them of potential conscripts

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 09:37 AM

23. Can Edward Snowden be drafted

Asking for a friend.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:52 PM

26. Russians don't need a travel visa to enter Georgia and those other places, can't stop them

A vlogger girl I follow flew to Georgia a few days ago, was stopped and interrogated by airport police, in a back room.

"Why do you want to leave?"

"Because I want to"!

lol, smart girl, to leave now

She made it out!

Of course none of her Russian credit cards work, she makes her money from YouTube.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Sep 24, 2022, 12:53 PM

27. Wouldn't it be something if

..all the Russian conscripts get to the front and run and join the Ukranian armed forces.

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