Russia has held more drafts, conscriptions, and partial mobilizations during last year than they had in the previous 10-years. Russia has claimed only a few thousand have been killed in “Putin’s War,” but a country doesn’t need so many drafts, conscriptions, and partial mobilizations – IN LESS THAN A YEAR – unless the death numbers are much higher…steadily much much higher.
The numbers keep rising, with the ‘number of Russian troops killed and wounded in Ukraine is approaching 200,000‘ mentioned a couple days ago. Those numbers don’t include the prisoners, deserters, and ‘Draft Dodgers‘
Putin is feeding his soldiers into a ‘Meat Grinder‘ and the Russian people are starting to realize that fact. The Russian male citizens knew early on that “Putin’s War” was going to be for Putin’s ego and not the Russian People.
Russian emigration following the 2022 invasion of Ukraine:
- Following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 300,000 Russian citizens and residents are estimated to have left Russia by mid-March 2022, at least 500,000 by the end of August 2022, and an additional 400,000 by early October, for a total of approximately 900,000. This number includes economic migrants, conscientious objectors, and some political refugees.
The numbers have probably risen much higher since “early October,” i.e., Communist governments can be slow to respond to disasters like emigration.
Here’s an example of how bad the emigration has gotten recently – Russia suspends applications for biometric passports:
- Russia’s official government services portal, Gosuslugi, announced Thursday that the government has temporarily stopped accepting applications for biometric foreign passports … the suspension is due to a “heightened volume of applications for the personalization of foreign passports,” which it said has caused a significant increase in demand for the microchips necessary to produce biometric passports.
Ran outta the needed “microchips” for biometric passports (also known as an e-passport or a digital passport). Here’s more – Russian Interior Ministry issued more foreign passports in 2022 than in any year since 2014.
How is the Russian propaganda on all of this going?
Russian officials are not succeeding in generating the likely desired effect of motivating Russians to want to participate in the war:
- Russian State Services announced that as of February 2, the acceptance of applications for new passports has been suspended. Russian research and design joint-stock company Goznak (responsible for manufacturing security products such as banknotes and identity cards) responded with a statement that it has received an inundation of applications for the personalization of foreign passports, which require special embedded microchips. The shortage of microchips for passports and subsequent suspension of passport applications are in part consequences of the mass application for foreign passports in 2022, partially due to the exodus caused by partial mobilization. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that it issued over 5.4 million passports in 2022, 40% more than in the previous year. The increase in passport applications indicates that social conditioning efforts to bring the “special military operation” home to Russia and reinvigorate patriotic fervor are not having the desired effect. The Kremlin need not look further than passport statistics to poll domestic attitudes on the Russian population’s desire to fight Putin’s war.
No one believes Putin’s Russia any more…not even a majority of the Russians. Putin has literally destroyed Russia and its future…
‘There were five forms of governance that migrated from theory to reality in the 20th Century: Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Nazism and Progressivism. The common denominator among them was unprecedented control and regulation by the State over human activity. It is delusional to think that the Totalitarian impulse expired with the 20th Century.‘ – E. Nuff Said