Civil servants in Russia are massively dissatisfied with the actions of the authorities: how the Kremlin prevents them from fleeing
Russian civil servants have problems due to the invasion of the aggressor country in Ukraine. Some officials even had to get rid of their passports at the FSB.
This was reported by British intelligence. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Russian civil servants have been subject to increasingly stringent restrictions on traveling abroad, they said.
Civil servants in Russia massively dissatisfied with the actions of the Kremlin
So, some officials probably had to get rid of their passports in the FSB. Employees closer to the central government face severe restrictions – all international tourist travel is banned for Kremlin officials.
This is an extension of existing measures dating back to Soviet times. Travel restrictions were tightened after the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, British intelligence said.
Experts believe that these restrictions are aimed at preventing the escape or desertion of officials who are increasingly dissatisfied with the actions of the authorities.
“There is a realistic possibility that as the securitization of the Russian state continues, travel restrictions will be tightened for an increasing number of public sector workers,” the intelligence said.
Russians are fleeing abroad because they are afraid to die for Putin
- In September 2022, after Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization”, thousands of men who could be sent to fight in Ukraine tried to escape Russia. Often they crossed the border by land, as flights to other countries that can be reached without a visa ended very quickly.
- By the way, recently the Georgian people took to the streets to defend their freedom. The protesters were holding Ukrainian flags. Because of this, the fugitive Russians in hysterics began to storm the border between Georgia and Russia.
- So, some people were interested in whether Russian citizens would be released from Georgia. And some hoped to escape from Tbilisi to Batumi by minibus.