After Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mobilisation decision, Russians went to the internet. While those who wanted to leave the country started to search for plane tickets, those who did not want to fight searched for the titles of ‘how to break the arm’, ‘how to postpone military service’ and ‘how to escape from Russia’ on Google.
Russian leader Putin declared ‘partial mobilisation’ in Russia. Russian youth who wanted to escape from military service took over Google. According to Google Trends data, after the law passed by the Duma, the number of Russians searching for ‘How to escape from Russia’ increased almost four times. The most searched titles in Google Russia trend were ‘How to break the arm’, ‘How to postpone military service’ and ‘How to escape from Russia’. In addition, after the possibility of mobilisation, many Russian citizens flocked to the airports yesterday and the flight tickets for Moscow-Istanbul flights exceeded $ 1000. On Wednesday 21 September, there were no seats left on Moscow-Istanbul flights.
In the war, Russia could not find soldiers to send to Ukraine after its great losses. Russia first tried to recruit men from prisons using Wagner and then started to collect volunteer soldiers in churches. Russia, which could not find soldiers despite all these, declared mobilisation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared ‘partial mobilisation’ in Russia. “The West is trying to destroy Russia,” Putin said, adding that they took such a decision to ensure the security of the territories they occupied in Ukraine. After Putin’s statement, Russians who wanted to escape from mobilisation went to Google.
According to Google Trends data, the number of Russians searching for ‘How to escape from Russia’ increased almost four times after the law passed by the Duma.
RUSSIANS ASKED GOOGLE ‘HOW TO BREAK AN ARM’
Russians who do not want to participate in the mobilisation, on the other hand, drew attention to their searches on Google in order to escape from the country or not to be conscripted. “How to break the arm”, “how to postpone military service” and “how to escape from Russia” came to the fore in Google Russia trend.