russia Preparing to Massively Mobilise Full-Time Students
russia is bracing for another wave of military call-up. It is actively looking into opportunities to massively mobilize students of higher educational facilities across the country. To do this, the so-called notification stations, which will provide assistance to draft offices in serving summonses to full-time students, are setting up.
In particular, the administrations of the novosybirsk state pedagogical university, tomsk polytechnic university, and tomsk state pedagogical university issued instructions to their structural divisions to assign a certain number of students and faculty to the said notification stations. The plan is to involve citizens not officially subject to mobilisation. It has been established that at tomsk polytechnic university, students are being assigned without consent or even prior notice.
Administration officials were appointed to manage the stations.
It is important that no additional legal grounds are needed for the next wave of mobilisation in russia, since "partial mobilization" announced in September 2022 was never officially completed. It is expected that the mobilisation will have been completed by April 1, the date marking the start of the spring conscription campaign. If necessary, military draft could be postponed.