2022-09-23|来源:Netease News

Russia After Partial Mobilization: People Rush to Buy Airtickets and Escape Abroad

After Russian President Putin announced partial mobilization, it was difficult to get a ticket to fly abroad from Russia.

Russia After Partial Mobilization: People Rush to Buy Airtickets and Escape Abroad

aviasales, Russia's largest ticket search website, showed that all direct flights from Moscow to Istanbul, Türkiye or Yerevan, the Armenian capital, were sold out. Both countries allow Russians to enter without visa. The economy class ticket from Moscow to Istanbul or Dubai rose to 9200 euros. Escape before the army is called? Direct flights to Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan were all booked up on Wednesday. The next Air Serbia flight to Belgrade, Yugoslavia will not be available until next Monday. This rush means that most Russians want to escape the fate of forced conscription. They are tired of war and afraid to fight for someone. According to the report of the anti war group, more ordinary Russians cannot afford the high ticket. "All Russians who want to participate in the war are already on the battlefield in Ukraine. The vast majority of Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians and Serbs oppose the war. No one wants to go to the battlefield."

Russia After Partial Mobilization: People Rush to Buy Airtickets and Escape Abroad

[P. Everyone's panic spread rapidly on the Internet. It was reported that some people were repatriated on their way to Georgia. The website of the Russian railway department has collapsed because too many people want to escape abroad by possible means. Many people no longer believe the Kremlin statement, although Putin repeatedly stressed that "only those who are currently in the state of military service will be recruited." The Russian Defense Minister also promised that only about 1% of the 300000 reservists mobilized would be summoned. However, many Russians obviously no longer believe this statement, because it contradicts the facts and the statement of the army. Therefore, Andrej Kartapolow, the chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Russian State Duma, told the media that the Russian authorities would not restrict reservists from traveling abroad. However, he also "suggested" that those eligible men should not go to Türkiye for vacation, but to Krasnodar, a city in southern Russia, or the Crimean peninsula.

Russia After Partial Mobilization: People Rush to Buy Airtickets and Escape Abroad

Russia After Partial Mobilization: People Rush to Buy Airtickets and Escape Abroad

Russia After Partial Mobilization: People Rush to Buy Airtickets and Escape Abroad

Russia After Partial Mobilization: People Rush to Buy Airtickets and Escape Abroad