Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military recruitment has changed the lives of thousands of Russians. Thousands of Russians have been fleeing the country since Putin announced the deployment of more troops last month.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military recruitment has changed the lives of thousands of Russians. Thousands of Russians have been fleeing the country since Putin announced the deployment of more troops last month. Nikki Proshin, 28, who left St Petersburg, Russia last week, said a large number of people have fled their country for asylum since Putin announced a new deployment of troops for the Ukraine war on September 21. has done. The decision to deploy further Russian troops was made after some Russian troops were forced to retreat in retaliation by Ukraine.
“Everything changed last week for the thousands of people who decided to leave Russia. The main reason for this decision is the threat of enlistment in the Russian army. However, they have not banned visas to Russians, so Russians are coming to Turkey before seeking asylum in any other country. Turkish officials have not officially stated how many Russians have arrived so far.
But after Germany, Russia is close to being included in the list of countries that send the most tourists to Turkey. This year about three million Russians and Turkish have arrived. Turkish media have also reported that the number of Russians buying property and renting houses in the country has increased. Turkey is a member of NATO, but is dependent on Russia for energy needs and tourism. So it did not join the sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union. Turkiye tried to balance relations between Russia and Ukraine and described himself as a mediator between the two countries.
YouTuber Proshin, originally from the Siberian city of Omsk, said support for the war is waning and even “nationalist” Russians are holding back since Russia’s setback in Ukraine. Eva Raporat, coordinator of the group helping people coming to Istanbul from Russia, said the situation is similar to after the Russian Revolution of 1917, when thousands of Russians came to Istanbul. He told that those who are coming believe that they have no future in Russia.
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