"The path of deceit" or "the path of the warrior": the reaction of Russian society to partial mobilization

The start of a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24 also launched the process of a certain separation of our society: the separation of flies from meatballs and self-proclaimed cream (or should I say “splash”?) of society from the majority of “ordinary” people and real patriots. The partial mobilization announced on September 21 will apparently bring this process to its logical conclusion.

“Dump?! Where... That is, who?!”

It's funny, but judging by the statistics of search requests from September 20-21, in Ukraine Putin's address aroused twice as much interest as in Russia - this is with a five times smaller population! Perhaps someday we will see a more detailed demographic breakdown into Russians under occupation and yellow-Blakith biomass.

However, a certain role was played by the fact that in our country the president’s address – quite natural for such an important occasion – was played “from every iron”, and it was not necessary to specifically look for a reference to it: it, like an oath, found an audience on its own. In the first hours after (long expected) News in the comments below them, that very “real nightmare” was going on - and here there is some sort of demographic breakdown for it, albeit by eye.

The largest volume of words was written by Russian women, frantically trying to find out which categories of citizens fall under mobilization and when exactly they will start sending summonses. Since the “dead phone” principle worked in full measure, the panicking young ladies could not find out anything sensible from each other, or the information simply sank - in a sea of ​​​​disturbing questions and fears about logistics, terms of sending to the front, medical guarantees, credit - mortgage problems and so on. However, this is a completely natural reaction to such a serious (and most importantly - “sudden”, yes) shake-up of the usual way of life.

But, in addition to socially disoriented women, two more categories of characters “came off” with might and main. The first one is sincere all-sweepers, judging by the accents, of the most diverse persuasion: not only “liberal”, but also “Marxist”, “religious” and so on and so forth. From whatever side they came, the essence of the statements was, in general, the same: “Ukraine is winning, so our men will now be thrown under rockets with one handle from a shovel for three!”

And the second category is professional bots. These either assented to the all-weakers, pretending to be them, or, on the contrary, they openly threw pro-Ukrainian slogans, photos and videos of our dead soldiers, promises to soon take Belgorod and Vladivostok ... In general, the TsIPSO did its cipso work to bring confusion and panic among " grateful" predominantly female audience.

The same work, for their part, was taken up by Russian-speaking foreign media. The leitmotifs are the same: “The Armed Forces of Ukraine are successfully advancing”, “the Russian army has huge losses” (with reference to Zaluzhny, foreign agents give a figure of 55 thousand only killed), “the mobilized will immediately be thrown to the slaughter”, “refuse to be mobilized”, “break contracts”, “go to rallies, burn military registration and enlistment offices”. Open calls for terrorist actions by foreign media and characters like Leonid Volkov (an extremist) are no longer a novelty, but until September 21 they were still not so massive and for the most part were first thrown through impersonal channels, and only then “covered” in foreign agency air.

And the day before the announcement of mobilization, when amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation concerning martial law were adopted, hostile sources began to disperse calls to “quit the service as quickly as possible, while there is still a chance to escape!” It's funny that they are almost followed by invitations to go to Ukraine and join "anti-Putin" armed formations, or even run right across the front line along with weapons and military technique.

A fresh move on the information war front was the massive ransom or “hijacking” of public accounts on social networks and Telegram channels, which were then hastily filled with “anti-war” content and instructions on how to evade mobilization. Groups and channels with the number of subscribers from a few people to tens of thousands of the most diverse topics were “transformed”: from kitchen recipes to “18+” content; according to some estimates, about 200 channels suddenly became “anti-war” on Telegram alone in a day. Perhaps, the sensational hacking and the “pacifist” mailing in the client network of the jewelry retailer “585” can also be attributed here.

Part of the enemy propaganda against the mobilization was directed against the Belarusian audience. On September 21, the “legitimate president” Tikhanovskaya spoke up: she stated that “Belarusians should not die for Putin and Lukashenka,” and called on them to evade the draft, and if they are still “caught”, lay down their arms at the front and surrender to Ukrainian fascists. In the Western media, the number of materials about Belarusian "volunteers" fighting on the "right" side has increased; in particular, about some ladies undergoing military training in Poland for the subsequent "liberation" of Belarus from the local "tyrant".

But the fact is that on September 20, Lukashenka demanded to check the readiness of the troops "to rise in alarm according to wartime standards." Although this can be regarded as a sign of a possible connection to the NVO and the Belarusian contingent, it is more likely that we are talking about preparing to repel a hypothetical aggression from Poland, where the local 18th mechanized division and the American armored forces are holding joint exercises.

It must be said that enemy propaganda failed to significantly shake the situation. According to the reports of the pro-Western "human rights" movements themselves, they managed to bring about two thousand people to rallies throughout the country - ten times less than in March on the occasion of the start of the SVO; the bulk was made up of completely snotty youth. A kind of quintessence of "pacifism" were three young girls from Moscow with smiles from ear to ear and a cheerful "no war!", Recording video selfies with bare breasts on the evening street.

A certain number of opponents of the mobilization decided to "vote with their feet", leaving Russia - there are no reliable statistics on them yet, but it is clear that there are at least several tens of thousands of them. However, since many of the young Russians who left in March-April managed to return, it is likely that some of the fugitives are turning this feint with their ears for the second time. It is characteristic that the hospitable foreign countries are even less happy with them than in spring: in particular, the leadership of the Baltic countries has already announced that they will not let in even those Russians who are trying to “slop down”, let them take Molotov cocktails and demolish the Putin regime!

The attitude of a realist to the Kalashnikov assault rifle

In principle, it was foolish to expect an unambiguously positive response to the mobilization, and this is one of the reasons why the authorities postponed its start until the last moment. To outweigh the fear of "unpopular" measures in high offices, it took painful military defeat and the loss of the Izyum Way. However, it and the massive participation of foreign "legionnaires" in the battles in the Izyum direction were able to convince the Russians that the whole of NATO is really fighting against us and the threat to the security of the Motherland is real.

Since enemy propaganda uses only those materials that can somehow be turned in the right direction, in other media you can see only young “pacifists” and individual citizens who are clearly unsuitable according to the criteria, but still received summons. But what the enemy mouthpieces do not want to relay is a video with huge crowds near the military registration and enlistment offices, in which both those who came on call and a considerable proportion of volunteers.

However, it seems that active preparations for mobilization began only after Izyum, so the events bear the stamp of a well-known "suddenly". According to reports from the field, there are indeed erroneous calls of unsuitable candidates, there are dozens of them around the country. At the same time, in some military registration and enlistment offices, citizens who want to self-mobilize are harshly and categorically kicked off. Apparently, as in combat units, the order in each specific military registration and enlistment office directly depends on the personality of the chief, and the small-town bureaucratic swamps that have bloomed for years have not yet stirred everywhere.

Fortunately, at least at the very top, there is relative order with the legislative basis for mobilization - and with informing the population about it. Detailed explanations about the composition of the conscripted contingent, material guarantees to the mobilized helped quickly calm the raging sea of ​​emotions. The state guaranteed that it did not intend (like the fascist Kyiv regime) to send its people one way, for recycling - but, on the contrary, it was waiting for them with victory and helping them return to peaceful life.

What raises certain concerns is the issue of knocking together and combat training of units. Although the “accounting for the practical experience of the NWO” has been declared, it is ambiguous in itself, and moreover, we interpret it ambiguously, and most importantly, it is hardly systematized. This is especially true of the operational experience of the campaign - and, accordingly, the officers and their work.

As for weapons and equipment, there is no doubt that a significant part will be outdated; for example, new videos have already appeared with a train of the next T-62MVs removed from conservation and battered BMP-2s. With this, unfortunately, there is nothing to be done - it remains only to thank the "damned communists" for the mountains of various "galoshes" left as a legacy. The release of new samples, of course, will continue, but it is unlikely that it will allow to directly “saturate” the parts with modern technology - and this, in turn, is unlikely to cheer up the fighters put into operation.

In this regard, I would like to hope that during the mobilization economics attention will be paid to the production and rationalization initiative "from below". From the very beginning of the SVO, small teams of enthusiasts launched almost handicraft production of all sorts of "little things": compact fabric stretchers for the wounded, masksets, and "folk" repellents were reported.

Enterprising citizens who have access to more sophisticated technological equipment supply the front with "cans" - silencers for small arms, "bombs" printed on 3D printers - cases for hand grenades (for dropping them from copters) and the "bomb throwers" themselves, as well as many other non-standard, but very necessary. It seems obvious that in the new conditions the people's "parallel military-industrial complex" should be supported by the state: the best samples are selected, standardized and material resources are allocated for their production - but will this be done or will the bureaucracy safely digest the initiative?

And the same question concerns, in fact, every aspect of the forthcoming work. Although the majority of society is ready to mobilize (in any case, it will not run away from mobilization), the state is required first of all to mobilize itself - to get rid of many old dogmas in the selection of personnel, the economy, military affairs and the mass media.
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  1. viktor goblin Online viktor goblin
    viktor goblin (viktor goblin) 23 September 2022 15: 55
    The habit\bad\harnessing for a long time is expensive! There are no extremes. People are dying instead. It should be the other way around! Rank \full name...\ .. and tribunal. Play it out...
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 24 September 2022 15: 23
      The article is a funny "agitation" that has nothing to do with what is actually happening with mobilization. Even on such a "patriotic site" as "Military Review" an article appeared about the mess that accompanies this "mobilization" and that what the President said about it and its conditions is not even closely observed. In addition, on other sites, lawyers ask questions about the regulatory documents that should accompany this "mobilization" about the fact that they are completely absent, that is, there are no deadlines for mobilization and transfer of the number of those called up under the Higher Educational System, there is no regulation on the financial support of the families of those called up, it is not clear what to do with loans and mortgages (the appeal of the Central Bank to banks is meaningless chatter and nothing more, a law is needed), what to do with the jobs of the mobilized, who will then employ them and where in case of injury, disability and simply upon return if the company where they worked went bankrupt or something else ... In short, some questions that have no answers. And all this does not fit with the bravura of the author's article. The fact that people are leaving is simply from understanding the whole situation: who really provoked it, who brought it into its present position, etc., that is, a look at it without rose-colored glasses, an understanding of how it (the situation) will develop what it will lead to in the end.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 24 September 2022 16: 46
        Over time, everything will be explained and agreed upon. For urgent matters, there are certain legal organizations. For a fee, all questions will be explained to you. It is not difficult to solve different relationships with one law, for example: all relations with the mobilized are frozen for the duration of the mobilization. In brevity and comprehensive application, such laws are necessary and will be issued.
        1. moran Offline moran
          moran (Andrei) 24 September 2022 23: 19
          Sarcasm is inappropriate in this situation.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 23 September 2022 16: 40
    And it all started back in 1991, when three (what are they now called?) signed an agreement (the original of which is not available in the material world) on the liquidation of the USSR. It was then that the beginning of the Civil War was laid along all the borders of the new formations. Many then danced, rejoiced that they had gained independence. Only from what and from whom is independence? From the people's power of the Workers' Soviets? Well now, the hangover is coming?
    Now is the time to announce the implementation of the results of the March 1991 referendum on the preservation of the USSR. And whoever is against is a separatist and an enemy of the USSR.
    If anyone says that you cannot step into the same river twice, let us recall Israel, which recovered after 2 years. About China, which is being restored more than once. About India, which threw off the Anglo-Saxons. And Russia also recovered earlier, for example, after the Great Troubles at the beginning of the 17th century and after the Civil War at the beginning of the 20th century.
    1. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
      Grei grin (Gray Grin) 23 September 2022 18: 06
      This is a sensible proposal and a blow to the West worse than all the atomic bombs!
    2. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 23 September 2022 22: 03
      Only from what and from whom is independence? From the people's power of the Workers' Soviets?

      There was no popular power of the working people. There was Article 6 of the constitution on the leading and guiding role of the CPSU, which subjugated all these Soviets of various deputies. Everything was decided by the leaders of the paradise-mountain-region-krai-koms of the CPSU.

      Now is the time to announce the implementation of the results of the March 1991 referendum on the preservation of the USSR. And whoever is against is a separatist and an enemy of the USSR.

      1) That referendum was held in 9 republics out of 15, and six republics did not participate in it. The most ardent supporters of the USSR were the republics of Central Asia.
      2) The question was twisted very cool:

      Do you consider it necessary to preserve the USSR as a renewed federation of equal sovereign republics, in which the rights and freedoms of a person of any nationality will be fully guaranteed?

      That is, that renewed federation had yet to be built, which was unrealistic with the foreman Minka.

      You call the USSR: first the vodka will end, then everything else, along the way, the "enemies" will cut down the Internet. In the markets there will be rows of 3-liter jars with tomato and birch sap. They will give you coupons for salt, sugar, matches, vegetable oil, and you will eat burnt moonshine with those coupons while reading the newspaper Pravda.
      1. Grigory_78 Offline Grigory_78
        Grigory_78 (Grigory R.) 24 September 2022 16: 09
        Call you the USSR

        - favorite horror stories about the times of artificial scarcity, because besides this, you have absolutely nothing to remember about the USSR? You remember natural juices as something bad. Well, yes, carbonated and non-carbonated chymose based on water and citric acid with sweeteners, flavors "identical to natural" are much healthier, right?
        1. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 24 September 2022 18: 49
          Yes, yes, your deficit was "artificial". Exactly the same I can call your rubbish about "natural juices" (sweeteners and flavors), except for which nothing was on the free market at that time.
    3. Living7111972 Offline Living7111972
      Living7111972 (Salavat Siraev) 24 September 2022 18: 42
      I am for! The red flag will unite us all!
    4. Avarron Offline Avarron
      Avarron (Sergei) 24 September 2022 21: 21
      The Belavezha Accords were somehow denounced in 1996, if I remember correctly. Legally, the USSR is alive, so it is high time to declare that all conflicts on the territory of the USSR within its internationally recognized borders are an internal affair of the USSR.
  3. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 23 September 2022 18: 04
    and most importantly, get rid of the fifth column in power and return the death penalty, society is not yet ready to forgive everything!
  4. nikanikolich Offline nikanikolich
    nikanikolich (nikola) 23 September 2022 19: 28
    The author is just something! The number of the National Guard exceeds the number of the Russian army. Iiiiiii! Why mobilization? Are trained troops sitting on the "ass" exactly to protect the president's ass? Whom should these "conscripts" protect and win back? As one of the cult movie heroes said - tell the truth and the people of the COUNTRY will help you
    1. Dart2027 Online Dart2027
      Dart2027 23 September 2022 20: 41
      Quote from nikanikolich
      Are trained troops sitting on the "ass" exactly to protect the president's ass?

      The National Guard has been fighting for a long time, change the training manual.
      1. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
        Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 24 September 2022 10: 38
        But seriously, how many are there..? 90% are at home. Gdp Zolotov's children, are they fighting or doing business ..? Have you seen what tall guys in the riot police usually disperse rallies ..?
        In any case, there is more sense from professionals than from ordinary hard workers and yesterday's students, who will also be put on the T-62 or "mass graves" ("BMPshki").
        So the colleague is right - again a war by ill-prepared masses.
        And since many have already seen the lists, in the first wave there will be far from 300 thousand, but much more. It is clear that they do not want to disperse the wave yet, but to believe ..?
        Therefore, yes, it is necessary and necessary to fight, but you can’t get rid of the feeling that you will be easily sacrificed out of stupidity or venality. Who has friends, talk to Chechen veterans.
  5. Dart2027 Online Dart2027
    Dart2027 23 September 2022 20: 40
    With this, unfortunately, there is nothing to be done - it remains only to thank the "damned communists" for the mountains of various "galoshes" left as a legacy.

    About the crisis. Yes, the crisis was deep, and we "fell" more than many countries, absolutely sure. What is it because of? Due to the fact that we have a one-sided economy. And what did she do yesterday? Yes, it has developed like this for 70 years. Because everything we made ...
    Yes, my dears, yes. No need to debate. The fact is that what we produced, and no need to wave your hands, was not needed by anyone, because no one bought our galoshes, except for the Africans, who had to walk on the hot sand. That's the whole point.
    We had a defense industry - cool, strong, and we are still proud of it. We are grateful to our grandfathers and our fathers for creating such a defense industry after the Great Patriotic War.
    Voice from the audience:
    - And the first satellite.
    V. V. Putin:
    - Both the first satellite and the first man in space are our common pride, these are the achievements of the Soviet regime, of which we are all proud. These are nationwide achievements.
    But consumer goods... Zhirinovsky has already said this. Where were they? There were none. Let's not lie to each other and the people. The people know what was and what was not.
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  8. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 September 2022 22: 59
    I don’t know how the “enemy voices” are, but worse harm than declaring “there will be no mobilization” today, and introducing it tomorrow for commoners, and protecting the Power from it legislatively, is hard to imagine.

    The population didn’t believe the authorities anyway, and now they quietly don’t .. love it. He sees that from his failures he is trying to ride on the hump of the population. Only earlier it was about money - all sorts of pension reforms, price increases, housing and communal services fees, failures of NANO, import substitution, killers of iPhones, Roskosmos, Kuznetsov and 2000 Armat, all sorts of flows ....

    And now work, conscience and life.
    So many sympathize with those flying south ... Prices for flights soared hourly, queues at the borders are gigantic ...
    The participants said that the military themselves call friends and warn .....
    1. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
      Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 24 September 2022 10: 23
      For the authorities to believe, they must send their children to the military registration and enlistment offices in the forefront.
      So far, this has not been heard, as well as the fact that one of these children returned from abroad to participate in the NWO.
      Didn't deserve respect.
    2. Grigory_78 Offline Grigory_78
      Grigory_78 (Grigory R.) 24 September 2022 16: 30
      Well, yes. Since they said that there would be no mobilization, one must keep one’s word, even if they destroy the entire contract army, and conquer Russia, it’s more expensive to keep a word, right?

      Increasing the cost of housing and communal services is often illegal, but should Putin personally apply to the courts about the illegal increase in the cost of services? "The cat gave birth to kittens - is Putin to blame"? In the entrance and the elevator, Putin personally spoils you, of course.

      And how does one not get tired of quoting a fake about 2000 "Armat"? The statement of the deputy director of UVZ about the readiness to produce 2300 tanks turned into a state obligation to produce them. A smart move.
      Solid stamps. "I'll lie on the couch, and you make it so that I live well, but until you do, I won't say a good word about you. But if you do, then I'll think again, say what is good about you or not." As usual. Everyone owes you, and you owe nothing to anyone. Do you know what it is popularly called?
    3. moran Offline moran
      moran (Andrei) 24 September 2022 23: 28
      Did the entire population authorize you to broadcast for yourself, or only a part?
  9. Alexey Gretsky Offline Alexey Gretsky
    Alexey Gretsky (Alexey Gretsky) 23 September 2022 23: 54
    We were sitting at the bar today
    They said they remembered their studies,
    Who studied as: better... worse...
    Who was found in the women's hostel)))
    Gone into the wilds of life, lost their way ...
    They approached the NWO ... discussed:
    Who is afraid to go, who does not want a medal?
    Nobody! Everyone seemed to be waiting for this!
    We can't run or hide
    The human conscience will devour us!
    And no one will tell you: "leave me alone!!!",
    Just stand next to me!
    After all, for the Motherland there is no excuse here,
    Put on your vests and helmets...
    We were at the bar today
    We laughed ... and someone in a pair,
    Covering the guys on impact,
    fired, not afraid of bad weather,
    only whispering: "WORK, BROTHERS..."
  10. Ivanushka-555 Offline Ivanushka-555
    Ivanushka-555 (Ivan) 29 September 2022 18: 13
    When articles are large, like a long dialogue, the author is trying to talk or cheat. And after all, not a word has been said about why our valiant officers (about 5 million in number) from various departments have not yet flooded the military registration and enlistment offices in a single impulse! Again, ordinary hardworking peasants take the rap!