In an interview with IStories one woman said police were coming to or calling those who advocated for the rallies to warn them of responsibility for extremism. – We no longer have the right to even think about a rally, they will immediately register us as enemies of the people, she said.
In an interview with the portal nemoskva.net, the wife of one of the mobilized soldiers reported the condition of her husband, who was sent from the front after a year of fighting for a short leave.
– This was a completely different person, not the one who left home last year. He was withdrawn, tired and didn’t want to say what was going on there. He said, “You don’t need to know, you’ll worry more,” she said.
Russian soldiers who are not withdrawn from the front after a certain period of time are told to put their hands above the trenches to receive wounds and rest. Most who come home for a short break, one or two weeks, show clear symptoms of post-traumatic stress.-
“Justice is demobilization for the mobilized”
On November 7, wives of those mobilized and other family members attended a rally of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in Moscow and picketed with posters “It’s time to go home” and “Justice is demobilization for the mobilized.”