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Bezotcovschina OP wrote

Alternatively - assault on a recruiting officer

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kinshavo wrote

I heard they are throwing barbecues at the recruiting offices...

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Fool wrote

My head went to the literal throwing of an outdoor cooking device... The link makes more sense.

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Styx wrote (edited )

Have you been called on, or do you expect to be? The Guardian said the partial mobilization only affects reservists and people with military experience, so hopefully you'll be good for now (although I know this might mean very little).

Also, to all tankies who were using Ukraine's mobilisation as evidence of its nazism, looking forward to hearing from you!

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Bezotcovschina OP wrote

Expectation. I am technically reservists, though I didn't serve, so I expect to be called on eventually

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Styx wrote

I'm so sorry! I suppose there's no way to get out of it, other than leaving the country, which also might be impossible given the circumstances.

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Bezotcovschina OP wrote

Either army or prison or broken arm/leg (not the worst variant) or leave the country

I heard it's still possible to leave the country. You are allowed to leave unless you are called on, as reported at the moment. Wife insisted that I buy tickets out, and I've managed to grab one while there were available, so will see. Maybe no assaulting officers for me yet

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Styx wrote

Yes, please, try to get out as soon as possible. I'm glad your wife is supporting you leaving.

If you end up somewhere in the Slavic parts of Central Europe, let me know if there's something I can help with.

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Bezotcovschina OP wrote

Update: I fled

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kinshavo wrote

Godspeed you Black Warrior

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Bezotcovschina OP wrote

I fled

Black Warrior

Honestly, I feel like shit. I don't want to make it even more about myself, because my position now is incomparably better than position of thousands others since 24'th February and even before, always had been. I'm separated from my home, my partner, my cats for uncertain amount of time, yes, but I did nothing to stop my country from separating families forever in Syria, Ukraine and Russia itself. And now I fled and will continue to do nothing. But what could I've done? I was living in a small Siberian town, even if there were protests, there were more riot police than protesters. Sacrifice my life to make a statement? I've scouted recruiting offices in my area, looking for locations of security cameras, window material. But almost all of them are located on a ground floor of residential apartment buildings and, even if I expect most residents to be able to evacuate in a case of fire, some of them might not. And pets in those apartments. What if they will be left behind? Do we deserved it all for our passiveness, cowardliness, content? Who exactly deserved it? Buryats, Tuvans, Dagestanis in remote villages disproportionately drafted to the war? Should THEY get their shit together and fix this god damned country? And what is "to fix" in this context, exactly? Make it like "normal european democracy"? Nation of slaves, they say. Negative selection for centuries, they say. Look, people in country X rebelled and made their country "better" than it was, so why couldn't you do exactly the same? Because situation in country X is literally the same as in your country! Ok, I'm not mad, we deserved it, really. I'm just sad. Weak and incompetent. Why am I whining about poor me and my feelings in this situation? I probably should shut up already. My feelings is the least important thing now.

Death to Russia! Death to "beautiful Russia of the future"! Death to "normal european democracies"!

Just had to speak out. Thank you for your attention and sorry. Probably will delete latter

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kinshavo wrote

I felt sometimes that I needed to be more active in my future and be the ultimate anarchist, but always I felt impotent.

Don't underestimate your attitude, takes a great courage to do what you did. Some people just let be dragged by the situation. I really think that Russia is at a crossroad right now as Europe as a whole. The world is spiraling out of control, besides the ecocide and collapse.

So I wish all the good fortune to you, we will need more fatherless sons out there.

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Fool wrote

Your feelings and actions are perfectly admirable. You don't need to doubt the path, but also it's understandable to feel that way, when you're so disconnected and isolated.

I hope you are doing okay, and have means to keep going and find some sort of stability where you end up.

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Styx wrote

Yaaay! Excellent news! Did they give you any trouble at the borders?

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Bezotcovschina OP wrote

far less than I expected. I lied that I've bought tickets before September 20 and already have tickets back, and they let me out without checking.

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