A billboard in St Petersburg, Russia, depicts a soldier with the slogan ‘Serving Russia is a real job’. Photo: EPA-EFE
A billboard in St Petersburg, Russia, depicts a soldier with the slogan ‘Serving Russia is a real job’. Photo: EPA-EFE
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What does Putin’s ‘partial’ mobilisation mean for Russia?

  • Russia’s president has announced a partial mobilisation of reservists that could raise available troop numbers by up to 300,000
  • Vague wording of the mobilisation decree may give Russian authorities a wide degree of latitude when implementing it

A billboard in St Petersburg, Russia, depicts a soldier with the slogan ‘Serving Russia is a real job’. Photo: EPA-EFE
A billboard in St Petersburg, Russia, depicts a soldier with the slogan ‘Serving Russia is a real job’. Photo: EPA-EFE
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