The Russian authorities tried to mobilize Anatoly Litvinenko, the son of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence officer who was poisoned with polonium. He spoke about this in his author's column for The Observer.
According to 28-year-old Litvinenko, two employees of the military registration and enlistment office came to the Moscow apartment where he is registered with his family. This happened in mid-October, about a month after the start of the "partial" mobilization announced by Vladimir Putin. Litvinenko has not lived in this apartment for more than 20 years. Now family friends live in it, and they opened the door to the military.
“My mother and I fled with my father, received political asylum in the UK, and then witnessed his slow and painful death from what can be described as a microscopic nuclear weapon, never to return to the country that birthed us and hates us so for no reason. And yet, despite all this, the military came to the address where I had not lived for two decades, and sincerely wanted to take me to the front, ”writes Litvinenko.
Alexander Litvinenko - a former lieutenant colonel of the Soviet and Russian state security, in 1988-1999 - an employee of the KGB - FSB. He has been sharply critical of Putin and has blamed Russian intelligence services for the 1999 apartment bombings. In 1998, Litvinenko claimed he had been ordered to kill businessman and politician Boris Berezovsky. In 1999-2000, three criminal cases were brought against him for abuse of power, as a result of which he fled with his family to the UK, where he received political asylum. In November 2006, Litvinenko died in London as a result of polonium-210 poisoning. In 2021, the ECHR ruled that politician Andrei Lugovoy and businessman Dmitry Kovtun were involved in the poisoning.