Lisa Haseldine Lisa Haseldine

Are military conscription offices in Russia being torched by protesters?

Soldiers march on Red Square, Moscow on Victory Day (photo: Getty)

Something strange is happening in Russia. Protest is banned, referring to ‘a war’ is punishable by up to 15 years in jail – but there are increasing signs of pushback. At least 12 military conscription offices appear to have been vandalised – some set on fire – since the start of the invasion of Ukraine.

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