Online classifieds services have begun deleting information about proposals for consultations about deferrals from the army. RBC drew attention to this.
So, the relevant ads were posted on Avito. According to RBC, they were available as early as noon on September 21. The proposals contained wordings like “due to the prevailing circumstances”, “deferment from the army on the basis of the law and legislation of the Russian Federation” with an “individual approach”, and so on. Prices ranged from 350 rubles to "negotiable".
Avito told RBC that ads with signs of violations of Russian laws are “pre-moderated in accordance with all requirements,” and are also controlled “in a manual format in non-stop mode.” By the evening of September 21, there were no more ads for the request “respite from the army”.
Yandex provides links to news portals for queries such as “avoidance of mobilization” and “delay in mobilization”. There are no ads for help with a delay on the first pages of search results.
On September 21, Vladimir Putin announced that "partial" mobilization was being introduced in Russia. Following him, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that 300,000 "reservists" would be called up.