► FLEEING MOBILISATION
by Stefan Eberlein
In October 2022 we accomodated three Russian war refugees in our apartment: my friend Dima and two of his friends. All three strictly reject Putin and have no intention of taking part in combat operations against Ukraine. They hoped to be able to quickly build a new life in Germany. But the visa jungle is difficult to penetrate. As they come to terms with the fact that they are now displaced persons from a country that has invaded the neighboring country, they are looking for ways that they might be able to stay in Germany after all.