On October 11, a fourth man, called up as part of a “partial” mobilization, died at the Elansky training center of the Ministry of Defense in the Sverdlovsk region. This is reported by the publication "New Day" with reference to the State Duma deputy Maxim Ivanov. According to Ivanov TASS, the cause of death was a "drug overdose".
According to the deputy, the mobilized "used prohibited substances with another mobilized." A man born in 1989 arrived at the training center of the Ministry of Defense from Snezhinsk, Chelyabinsk region. His name is not given in the reports of TASS and Novyi den. The 74.ru portal claims that this is 27-year-old Maxim Rodionov. The information was confirmed to the publication by the head of the closed 32nd military camp in Yekaterinburg, Andrey Pulnikov.
Prior to this, Ivanov claimed to the New Day publication that “something happened to the heart” of the deceased. The man asked for medical help, but it was not possible to save him.
On October 3, the media reported the death of three mobilized at the same training center in Yelan. Reservists are brought there from the Sverdlovsk region and neighboring regions. Then State Duma deputy Maxim Ivanov claimed that one mobilized died of a seizure, and the other committed suicide. The third was commissioned and sent home, where he "immediately died of cirrhosis of the liver."
From the start of Putin's announced "partial" mobilization, at least 18 people have died in Russian mobilization centers before being sent to war in Ukraine, including the case described above. These are only data known to the media, which were cited by relatives of the mobilized and local authorities. Previously, the journalists of the project “Siberia. Realii” talked with the relatives of some of the dead mobilized. It turned out that some of the dead men had health problems that worsened during their stay in temporary accommodation centers (TAPs), and the relatives found signs of beatings on the bodies of several of them.