On September 21, for the first time in the history of modern Russia, mobilization was announced. Paragraph 7 of the mobilization decree, which prescribes the number of people to be mobilized, is classified. Officials say 300,000 people are to be mobilized, but some media reported, citing unnamed sources, that at least 1 million people are to be mobilized.
At the end of September 2022, in the week since the announcement of the mobilization, at least 188,000 more people left Russia, about 53,000 of them for Georgia. These are mostly young IT professionals, photographers, musicians, and engineers who do not support an aggressive war.
AUTHOR: Egor Borie (Georgia)
Egor Borie is an independent documentary photographer. He was born in a small village on the outskirts of Voronezh, in western Russia. Dropped out of school after 9th grade and studied graphic design on his own. He worked as a designer for a local TV station and designed milk cartons for a milk factory. At 23, he moved to St. Petersburg, where he was inspired by photography. After completing a documentary photography course, he began shooting his own projects. He is interested in the phenomena of everyday life, security issues and closed communities.
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