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Family members of drafted soldiers picketed solo in Moscow demanding the return of their loved ones from the war in Ukraine.
The BBC recorded the name of the first Russian soldier born in 2005 to be killed in Ukraine.
The Russian National Guard raided a mosque, forcing worshipers to enlist in the army. A finalist in a musical reality show was among the draftees.
The tale of René Coignard, who changed his name and spent six months hiding in a wooden hut to escape the draft.
A filmmaker Elizaveta spent months riding Russia’s rails and discussing the war with fellow travelers.
"We are a soldier country, a soldier nation. We will fight, it's not our first time, and so on... I feel that a rather gloomy period is ahead."
– Alexei Levinson, Levada
Vladimir Putin recently called for 134,500 new army conscripts.
Russia's annual spring draft began April 1. This dinosaur gets harder to kill with each passing year.
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