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Wed Sep 28, 2022, 03:29 PM

Photos show 10-mile line at Russian border as many flee mobilization

Source: Washington Post

A traffic jam at Russia’s border with Georgia has stretched for nearly 10 miles after President Vladimir Putin’s partial military mobilization order, satellite images show.

The line of cars and trucks trying to leave formed at a crossing point on the Russian side of the border, according to U.S.-based firm Maxar Technologies, which released the photos on Monday. “The traffic jam likely continued further to the north of the imaged area,” the U.S.-based firm said. Aerial photos from the company show vehicles snaking into another long line near Russia’s border with Mongolia.

Cars have also lined up at Russia’s borders with Finland and Kazakhstan since last week, when Putin announced a call-up of hundreds of thousands of reservists to fight in the Kremlin’s faltering war in Ukraine. It marks Russia’s first military mobilization since World War II.

Soon after the speech, tickets sold out to the few cities that still have direct flights from Russia, and Google searches rose for queries like “how to leave Russia.”


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Not clear why Russian authorities are letting people (at least males) leave.

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Reply Photos show 10-mile line at Russian border as many flee mobilization (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 28 OP
RockRaven Sep 28 #1
ancianita Sep 28 #3
RockRaven Sep 28 #4
ancianita Sep 28 #5
Kyesha Sep 28 #6
Heather MC Sep 28 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 28 #2
Warpy Sep 28 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 03:33 PM

1. Seems like the people in charge of conscription should set up shop at the border and grab

people as they attempt to leave... Why search them out when you can get them to come to you?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 04:50 PM

3. They are. I read that they're getting their conscription papers at the border.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 05:03 PM

4. Yikes.

Gotta sneak across somewhere away from a checkpoint and take your chances with the other side's immigration system and their punishments, I guess.

Are their neighbors going to forcibly repatriate "illegal" immigrants?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 05:33 PM

5. Right?

I didn't read any of what you've asked, but hope there will be some that somehow sneak through. Also hoping that if they conscript and get sent to the front, they can still surrender.

Either way, there goes the pro-Putin vote.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 06:06 PM

6. not likely

 

I can't imagine anyone from Georgia or Finland calling the Russian authorities about anything. They hate the Russian government more than Russians do. The Chinese police would, which is probably why nobody's crossing there.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 09:28 PM

8. Exactly have your wife or girlfriend or some other woman drive-through the checkpoint, while guys

 

slip through the woods on foot and reunite past the check point.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 03:50 PM

2. No, comrade, no. It's not on the World Socialist website, so it can't be true.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 07:34 PM

7. Word has it that people in the far east are trying tor cross into Mongolia

The best and brightest are getting the hell out, any way they can. Most of them are educated and skilled and taking those things and running. Russia is not going to recover from Putin's sheer idiocy for a very, very long time.

No one is going back until it is a place they want to go.

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