Sberbank promised to pay the families of bank employees 100,000 rubles each if they are mobilized. It is reported by Sota, citing company documents.
In turn, VTB Bank promised the mobilized employees to purchase kits for them to the front. This is Novaya Gazeta. Europe” reports with reference to a bank employee. She said that the management of the credit institution sent a letter to employees stating that VTB was ready to provide the mobilized with a first aid kit, a tourniquet, batteries, a grocery kit, a compass, a sleeping bag, and a backpack.
The letter also asks for size selections for a range of products, such as socks, tactical gloves, winter balaclavas, boots and padded suits.
Shortly after the announcement of the mobilization, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced that it would not recruit bank employees, employees of accredited IT companies, "backbone" telecom operators, media and financial organizations. At the end of September, the head of VTB Bank, Andrey Kostin, said that some of his subordinates could receive a deferment from mobilization, but did not specify which employees he was talking about.
On October 21, it became known that Timur Izmailov, an IT specialist at Raiffeisenbank, was killed in the war in Ukraine, who was mobilized despite the delay.
Kholod talked about a woman who rescued her husband, a bank employee with a reservation, from the military registration and enlistment office.