Since the beginning of mobilization, 700 thousand people have left Russia, – Forbes
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Those who left Russia since September 21, it turned out to be almost 3.5 more than those who joined the ranks of the Russian Armed Forces during mobilization.
Since the beginning of the mobilization announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin, about 700,000 people have left Russia, 200,000 of them went to Kazakhstan. This was reported by the Russian version of Forbes on Tuesday, October 4, citing a source in the Kremlin.
An interlocutor of journalists in the presidential administration cites a figure of 600-700 thousand Russians who left the country after mobilization. At the same time, another source of the publication, familiar with the internal estimates of the Kremlin, speaks of almost 1 million people who left Russia.
The media notes that after Putin announced the mobilization on September 21, queues formed at checkpoints in the Russian Federation – we are talking, in particular, about the Upper Lars checkpoint on the border with Georgia, where Russians stood in lines for 4-5 days. Queues were also recorded at the border between Russia and Kazakhstan.
Today, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan clarified that since September 21, 200,000 citizens of the Russian Federation entered the country, and 147,000 Russians left the country during this period.< /p>
According to Rosstat, since the beginning of the year and before Putin announced the mobilization of the territory of the aggressor state, 419 thousand Russians left.
According to media reports, the secret clause of Putin's decree on mobilization allows recruiting 1 million people. The Kremlin denied these reports. Today, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said that as part of the mobilization, more than 200,000 people have joined the ranks of the Russian Armed Forces. Thus, if we compare this figure with Forbes data, 3.5 fewer people were mobilized in two weeks than those who left the country since September 21.