r/worldnews Sep 22 '22

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u/krokodil40 Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

There are 140 millions of russians, 25 millions of them are able to serve. Let's assume 10% of them love Putin, want to fight and are dumb. That's already 2.5 millions, more than enough. Russia will mobilise more than enough soldiers, but they will not make any difference, cause the winter and not enough equipment for them. Limited protests will not change a thing.

If you are russian that wants to avoid the mobilisation: don't open the doors, lay low, delete gosuslugi and sberbank apps. There are enough people that will willingly mobilise, just do go when they want you to come. Change your flat, they need to give you the letter right in your hands and they don't check addresses often. You can cross the border into several countries, do it.

Не открывайте двери, удалите прилаги, не используйте мобильные телефоны. Если повестку дали вашей жене, родителям или детям - выбрасывайте. На работе удаленку. Шлите нахуй. СИЗО лучше войны


u/NewlyMintedAdult Sep 22 '22

Let's assume 10% of them love Putin, want to fight and are dumb.

Those are really generous numbers. We know they are generous because Russia has been actively recruiting for volunteers and getting little in the way of recruits. That is why they had to declare a mobilization in the first place; they weren't getting anywhere near the people they needed by recruiting from just volunteers.


u/exit2dos Sep 23 '22

~10% would be the entire Russian demographic for the 19-34 age group. Now with 'voluntary' enlistments and reactivations from the 35-60(?) age group, it is a no-win situation for anykind of economic recovery. The workforce is depleated for the next 20 years.

Edit: I realize percentages don't come from groups like that, but it shows the effect, on the overall population