In Moscow, the wives of those mobilized for the war against Ukraine went on a picket for the first time demanding that their husbands be returned home. This was reported by “Important Stories” with reference to its correspondent.
The picket took place in the city center, on Theater Square. At the same time, a rally of communists was held there, dedicated to the 106th anniversary of the October Revolution. Relatives of those mobilized applied to hold their own public action, but the Moscow government refused them due to Covid restrictions. Their picket lasted no more than five minutes.
“Then the police came, they called the main organizer and we were taken aside. Zyuganov approached us, and we agreed that after laying flowers at the Mausoleum we would convey our appeal to him,” said one of the participants in the action.
The wives of those mobilized regularly hold actions on social networks and film video messages demanding that their husbands be returned home or their conditions of service improved. Thus, at the end of October, relatives of the Vologda mobilized people recorded a video in which they told how employees of the 347th regiment were sent on an offensive in the area of the Donetsk village of Ivanovka on October 12–14 without equipment or training. As a result, two of them were killed and ten were injured.