Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the simplified admission to Russian citizenship of foreigners who have entered into contracts for military service. The document was published on September 30 on the official Internet portal of legal acts.
Foreign citizens who have entered into a contract to serve in the Russian Armed Forces for a period of at least a year and who take part in hostilities for at least six months will be able to apply for Russian citizenship. The same right will be given to their spouses, children and parents.
After Putin announced a "partial" mobilization, mass protests began in many Russian regions, including Dagestan. The police and the National Guard severely dispersed the rallies in Dagestan. Videos of the protests posted online were mostly women whose relatives were drafted. They shouted "No to war!" and “Our children are not fertilizer!”. After the protests, investigators opened about 30 criminal cases against local residents. The detainees were found to have bodily injuries: hematomas, brain concussions with TBI, suspected fractures.
Back in June, The Insider wrote that in Chechnya, men are forcibly sent to fight in Ukraine, since there are almost no real volunteers left. The security forces intimidate local residents, torture them and threaten them with criminal cases. At the same time, many Chechens agree to go to war in order to save their families from humiliation, and themselves from cases under terrorist articles and torture.