Looking for plane tickets, Russians find a way out for their conscript son. †

Looking for plane tickets, Russians find a way out for their conscript son.  †

Kirill (18) flew to Yerevan from Moscow. He has not yet been drafted into the Russian army, but was afraid of being sent to war in Ukraine in the foreseeable future. In the Armenian capital, he hopes to avoid it.

The situation in Russia has also changed significantly in a short period of time. More and more independent news sources are out of reach and the police are suppressing expressions of dissatisfaction with the invasion of Ukraine. This is one of the reasons why many Russian mothers send their sons out of the country. Far from war, far from a possible call to war in Ukraine.

A ticket to Yerevan cost several times the price of two weeks ago, but for people who can afford it, it is well worth it. “We sent him to get rid of this painful fear,” Kirill’s mother says. “At least it gives a little more peace of mind in the current difficult situation.”

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Uncertainty about the future in Russia is increased by the unprecedented tough economic sanctions against Russia. More and more companies are turning their backs on the country.

Citizens are also in a hurry to leave. The stampede is fueled by persistent rumors that President Putin will declare martial law and close the borders.

Source: NOS

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