Russia has announced partial mobilisation. How many more people need to die?

News of people arrested at anti-mobilisation protests being served their mobilisation papers right there in the police station.

Reached out to my friends in Moscow, the mood is very very anxious...

My anxiety levels are once again through the roof today, but need to focus on getting work done and being there for the family 😬

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"Classified article of mobilisation decree allows MOD to mobilise up to 1 million people" (Novaya Gazeta).

Of course, the fuckers would lie about the numbers, and why not? They lied about everything else.

novayagazeta.eu/articles/2022/

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News today that the government is planning to close down borders and prevent men of mobilisation age from leaving Russia.
A childhood friend made the escape today, a 48h journey combining planes and buses to a safe third country.
I’m glad he is out of danger, and I hope his family can join him soon.

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While I’m relieved that my friend is out of danger, it’s hard to ignore that the distress I felt in this situation is but a tiny fraction of what Ukrainians go through every day, and that far from everyone can be certain of their loved ones being safe.

Fuck this war all the way.

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The Guardian has a form asking Russian people to share how they feel about the war and mobilisation and all that. I've been trying to type into it for like an hour but all words seem inadequate.

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Надеюсь, что когда-нибудь в будущем эта песня вновь станет актуальной. youtube.com/watch?v=2FCF7HvX2f

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There are now reports of mobilised men being sent to the frontlines right away, without any training whatsoever. Some telegram channels report that Putin is planning to try the old soviet ww2 tactic of drowning the opponent in blood. How is it possible to put so little value on human life? Why do they need more territory if the vast lands they already have are in such poor state? I have so much rage in me right now...

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Mobilised reservists in occupied Sevastopol, Crimea.

The look on each of these men's faces is the look of one resigned to death. This is haunting.

The priest, in particular, looks like a grotesque character straight out of a nightmare.

(Via Nexta on Twitter, twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/15)

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Never thought I'd see this sort of item in my todo list for the day 😬

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Journaling pro tip: try to be very specific about how you feel. Often I'm tempted to write stuff like "the war makes me angry and sad", and it's good to acknowledge that, but this is merely opening the door to those feelings. Try to expand.

"When I talk to my Ukrainian colleagues I wonder how they're coping with what their loved ones are going through and that makes me so sad, and when I think about the mobilisation I really pizdets nahuy blyat pidarasy sraniye sdohnite uzhe!"

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I really don't like how completely I got used to seeing photographs of dead bodies, yet I know that there are people out there, children even, who got completely used to *seeing* actual dead bodies.

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Haven't posted on the war thread for a while but it's not for the lack of horrors seen/read about. Yesterday's video of alleged Russian POWs being executed by alleged Ukrainian soldiers is just yet. another. extremely. fucked. up. thing. When will it stop already? 😬😬😬

@gosha I don't know if I'd go so far as to say that the facial expressions are those of men resigned to death, but they're certainly uncomfortable, unhappy, and disappointed

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@gosha All jokes aside I live in a city with a strong military presence and a nuclear submarine base 50km away. We had those kind of papers to say to us what to do.

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