Some Russian biathletes received summons from the military registration and enlistment office. This was told by Match TV commentator Dmitry Guberniev, reacting to the words of two-time Olympic champion in biathlon, adviser to the Minister of Sports Anna Bogaliy that the Ministry of Sports is working to protect professional athletes from conscription.
“Does Bogaliy know that several biathletes received subpoenas?! And these are athletes of the level of the Russian national team .... The guys asked not to name names yet... We are waiting for comments from the RRF!” Guberniev wrote in the Telegram channel.
After the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, more than two thousand professional Ukrainian athletes went to war, 59 of them died. The Minister of Sports of Ukraine Vadim Gutsait told about this to Current Time in June. In particular, the famous Ukrainian biathlete Dmitry Pidruchny voluntarily went to the military unit of the National Guard in Ternopil. Together with Pidruchny, the Nordic combined athlete Dmitry Mazurchuk, who recently took part in the Beijing Olympics, serves.
Recall that on September 21, Vladimir Putin announced a “partial” mobilization. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, "about 300,000 reservists" will be mobilized. But now the agendas are handed out to everyone indiscriminately. In particular, they are handed out in police stations after arrests at anti-mobilization protests that are taking place throughout Russia.
Even the dead are called. In St. Petersburg, the police came to a local resident and handed a summons to the draft board addressed to her uncle, who died nine years ago. In Buryatia, they tried to call for war a man who died two years ago.
In the meantime, military enlistment offices and administrative buildings began to burn with renewed vigor in Russia. Setting fire to military registration and enlistment offices across the country began immediately after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, but now the phenomenon seems to have become widespread. In July, The Insider talked to representatives of underground groups that set fire to military enlistment offices in Russia, and also take responsibility for the increasing derailment of trains. Some of them spoke about how the underground resistance is organized and why decentralization makes it especially effective.