The symphony of fire: 10 days of open mobilization in Russia


During the first few days of mass summoning, the number of such cases became comparable to what happened during the entire previous 7 months of the full-scale invasion! The 13th and 14th parts of our regular anti-militarist sabotage review at the end of the 10th mobilization day are in one issue.

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Submitted by Thunderbird on September 30, 2022

With the announcement by Vladolff Putler on September 21 of the mobilization for the war in Ukraine - hidden mobilization had been going on for many months - the already slightly forgotten wave of incendiary attacks on enlistment centres (military commissariats) throughout the RF resumed again. We will not pretend to be military experts, wondering how the influx of hundreds of thousands of the least trained, equipped and disciplined soldiers can change the situation on the front. Let's only note that the Kremlin’s appeal to the most dangerous scenario for itself after the mid-September stampede of Russian troops from the occupied third of the Kharkov region can have a very simple motivation: if earlier only extrajudicial pressure was applied to those who refused to participate in hostilities, now it is punishable by 10 years in prison - as well as desertion, failure to appear for military service on conscription or voluntary surrender. The number of such cases lately is eloquently evidenced by this this movie, appeared in September from our region: a whole bunch of reports on dismissal was found in abandoned Russian positions.

So, on the evening of September 21, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into an office of the military enlistment center on the Leninsky and Kanavinsky districts in Nizhny Novgorod. The fire had engulfed part of the room before it was extinguished. The attacker fled.

More successfully that night, was set fire to the enlistment office of the Lomonosovsky district in the Leningrad region (photo below). The Molotov cocktail flew into the room right next to the sign of the facility. The building quickly caught fire. The fire engulfed the entire building before firefighters arrived. Many personal files of conscripts reportedly burned down.

On September 26, it became known that a 20-year-old student Victor Melnikov was detained in St. Petersburg in this case. During a search of his house, chemical reagents, negatives of photographs from the scene of the incident, as well as religious and nationalist literature were confiscated from him. A case was opened under the article on the deliberate destruction or damage of another's property (Art. 167 of the Criminal Code). The press also states that the building with the sign "military commissariat" was actually empty, and this institution was located in a neighboring house. Nevertheless, the object is on the balance sheet of the Ministry of Defense, it claims that the fire caused damage in the amount of at least 250,000 rubles. Victor is arrested until at least November 23. He has already pleaded guilty.

On the night of September 22, in the town of Gai of the Orenburg region, unknown ones then set fire to the enlistment office right on the central Lenin Street (photo below). The cocktail brought a saving fire to one of the rooms, but alas, the building did not burn down.

Also at dawn on September 22, someone threw a bottle of inflammable mixture through the window of the enlistment center in the village of Kyra of the Zabaikalsky Krai. According to one source, there was no fire, even firefighters were not called: the liquid from the cocktail only poured some papers. According to the second source, the thrown bottle did not even damage the window pane or cause any damage to the object.

On the same night, the entrance to the city administration of Tolyatti of the Samara region was torched with a Molotov cocktail (photo below). The arsonist fled again. Earlier on the same building, a pro-invasion banner "We don't leave ours behind" was thrown with red paint.

On the night of September 23, the military commissariat of the Industrial district in Khabarovsk was attacked. The Molotov cocktail successfully smashed a window and started a fire (photo below). The fire spread to two offices, and even what - the head of the mobilization department and the room for storing documents! It was extinguished, but part of the stored inside managed to catch fire, though the papers are reportedly in order.

Around midnight on September 23, the watchman of the military commissariat in the town of Svobodny - the Amur region - called the police. He said that an unknown person threw a Molotov cocktail at their building. The bottle fell to the asphalt and caught fire. The facade was slightly damaged.

Early on the morning of September 23, the building of the Kamyshin town hall in the Volgograd region was set on fire with two Molotov cocktails (photo below). A fire started, which did not cause much damage and was soon extinguished by the securities. Firefighters were not involved.

Also on the night of September 23, the house of culture caught fire in the village of Tselinny, the Altaysky Krai, which also houses the administration of the village council. It was later discovered that the windows in the building were broken. The fire started in the post office, and then spread through the ceiling to the premises of the village administration. The office of the Russian Post burned out completely, only the ceiling itself was damaged in the mayor's office. No harm done. The preliminary reason is arson.

On the same night, unknown people attempted to set fire to the Kirovsky Districtal Committee of the so-called CPRF in Volgograd (these Stalinist obscurantists called for mobilization even before it was officially announced). Presumably with the help of dry alcohol. At the entrance to the premises, was also wrote "No war!" See photo below.

In the Krasnoyarsky Krai on the night of September 24, the military commissariat of Kansk was on fire (photo below). An unknown person threw a Molotov cocktail into the window of the first floor, and after this fled the scene. There is a version that it was an elderly man. After 20 minutes, the fire was extinguished. No documents were damaged, but some of the furniture in the office burned down. Kansk is widely known for the case of teenage anarchists, and one of them, 17-year-old Nikita Uvarov, is serving a term in the local prison. Regardless of the attacker's motives, it was a worthy response!

On the same night of September 24, unknown persons set fire to tires near the entrance to the local branch of the ruling party United Russia in Salavat, the Republic of Bashkortostan. As a result of the fire, the front door and part of the corridor burned out (photo below). And the building was pretty smoked.

Along with this, on September 24 it became known that 40-year-old unemployed Igor Serbinov (photo below) tried to set fire to the porch of the military commissariat in the town of Arseniev, Primorsky Krai, with kerosene. Something went wrong and the fire did not happen. Serbinov was detained. He explained his act by his anti-war position. He had reportedly been already convicted of fraud, and the issue of initiating another criminal case is being resolved - for hooliganism.

According to information from the same day, in Balakhna of the Nizhny Novgorod region, an unknown one threw a Molotov cocktail at the town hall. There was no fire. The failed arsonist is being sought by the cops.

At 1 a.m. on September 25, the emergency servicemen of the Gatchina district in the Leningrad region received a signal about a fire alarm in the building of the Syaskelevsky settlement administration. The office of social protection was on fire. The source of the fire was a pair of bottles with a combustible mixture, which were thrown through the window. According to preliminary data, the Molotov cocktail was thrown into the building by a man in a light beige jacket with a stripe on the back. The area of ​​the fire was 50 square meters. A criminal case has been initiated under the article "Intentional destruction of property by arson."

At 4 a.m. on September 25, partisans threw Molotov cocktails at the enlistment office of Ruzayevka in the Republic of Mordovia. The fire managed to flare up in one of the offices until it was extinguished.

The same night, an unidentified person threw a bottle of gasoline into the enlistment center of Tarusa in the Kaluga region. The wooden window frame caught fire. Also on the night of September 25, a man threw an incendiary mixture into the building of the Chernyakhovsk military commissariat in the Kaliningrad region. The wall of a two-story old building caught fire, the fire area was 1.5 square meters. The guards put out the fire themselves. The local press claims that the detainee is registered in a psycho-neurological dispensary. According to authorities, he is now "already confessing."

On the same night in Kirovsk, the Leningrad region, firefighters discovered an unusual device (photo below), which was allegedly used to attempt to burn down the enlistment center: a fuel canister was attached to the window of the first floor of the building and a tube was brought inside. The regional emergency service said that the fire area was 3 square meters.

Along with this, at about 3 a.m. of September 25, the village administration of Bereslav near Volgograd burned to the ground (photo below). The children art school and local administrative services center were in the same building. Eyewitnesses claim that the main version is arson.

On September 26, at about 3 a.m., an unknown person approached the village administration building of Beloomut near Moscow, set fire to an incendiary mixture in a can and threw it out the window of the second floor. After that, he disappeared. However, this attack did not cause a serious fire. The arsonist only damaged the double-glazed window and the window sill in the building, at the same time showing up in front of the cameras (photo below). Now the police are trying to find him.

The same night, an arson of the enlistment center took place in Uryupinsk of the Volgograd region. At about 4 o'clock in the morning, the guy drove a car to the entrance to the institution and set it on fire. Coming out of it, he began to throw Molotov cocktails at the building. 100 square meters of the premises managed to burn out, you can watch the video. But what was happening was noticed by a nearby patrol, so they managed to localize the fire. The detained attacker turned out to be 35-year-old nationalist Mikhail Filatov. He stated that had committed this act to protest the mobilization.

On the evening of September 26, in Priozesk of the Leningrad region, a 42-year-old man threw two Molotov cocktails at the editorial office of the Red Star ("Krasnaya Zvezda") newspaper. The man, by the way, turned out to be a "specialist in baiting insects." But he confused the press organ of the Russian Armed Forces with the districtal newspaper and went to work tipsy. In his confession he said that his heart ached for the country. The video is here, albeit in very poor quality.

In Vladivostok, two nights in a row were attacked the neighboring buildings of the military commissariat. The first attack took place on the night of September 27, when someone approached the window of the military pensioners office on Cheremukhovaya Street and started a fire inside. After that, the person fled, and the fire was extinguished by the arrived securities. The second arson happened on September 28 at one o'clock. An unknown person smashed a double-glazed window of the neighboring building of the enlistment center on the same Cheremukhovaya street with a hammer and threw a plastic bottle with a combustible mixture there. A window sill and a plastic window frame caught fire in the room, however, like last time, the fire was extinguished on their own.

It is not yet clear if the arson was carried out by the same person. The cops are looking for the perpetrator and have already opened a criminal case on intentional damage to property. We will only add that during the summer, unidentified persons already set fire to the enlistment office and the police station in the same city. Good luck to these persistent revolutionaries!

At about 3 a.m. on September 29, an unknown one broke a window in the administration building of Zimovniki in the Rostov region with a brick, threw a Molotov cocktail inside and set it on fire. The fire was stopped only after the complete burnout of the office in an hour. Photo below.

Also on the morning of September 29 in Novosibirsk there was an attempt to set fire to the enlistment office of the Kirovsky and Leninsky districts. Molotov cocktails were thrown through two windows, causing a 0.5 square meter fire on the outside of the building. According to the military commissar, the fire was quickly extinguished, the property and premises of the institution were not damaged. The suspect was detained.


At about 2 a.m. on September 17 in Köktöbel - a coastal resort village in the occupied Crimea - was torched the car of the Kremlin TV channel's general director Dmitry Kiselyov. Land Rover Freelander, a golf cart and a nearby plane tree were damaged by the fire. Kiselyov's villa is also located here. Now the police are busy searching for the visitor: eyewitnesses said that the mysterious night guest was wearing a medical mask, glasses, a hood and shoe covers.

On the night of September 15, in the Moscow region, a Molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a two-story building in the workers' settlement of Shakhovskaya. As a result, the window burned, the flame rose to the second floor, but the fire was extinguished. Until 2006, the building housed an enlistment office and a military registration desk. The first facility moved to a different address, but the registration desk remained, here on the first floor there were documents. However, from the words of authorities, the papers were not affected. Nobody has been detained.

By day of September 5, 36-year-old Chechen migrant Bilal S. came to the checkpoint in the Prospekt Vernadskogo district of Moscow. A man recently lived in a hostel said that he was holding dynamite and wanted to blow up the cops because he was tired of living. In his hands, Bilal held an object really looked like dynamite. The duty officer pressed the panic button, the visitor was detained. The imitator of the “explosive device”, consisted of wires and several dynamite tubes, was seized from the man. A criminal case was opened on knowingly false reporting of terrorism (Part 2 of Art. 207 of the Criminal Code). Bilal had already been convicted before, the article is not reported.

On September 4, a Molotov cocktail arrived at the entrance of the military commissariat in Zelenodolsk, the Republic of Tatarstan. 59-year-old suspect Andrei Bogdanov was detained the day after the act, he was took into custody for two months. Earlier, a man was also fined under an article about discrediting the Russian army because of a picket with a poster "Our Fatherland is in danger."

On the night of September 3, cops were attacked in Izhevsk, the Republic of Udmurtia. At about 2 am local time, 25-year-old Rustam Mamedov went to the police station, took out Molotov cocktails from his backpack and threw four of them into the building. A fire started, which was soon extinguished. When the patrol officers tried to detain the guy, he took out a knife and began to stab them. The cops opened fire to kill, the attacker was wounded, detained and taken to the hospital. Policemen were injured and hospitalized too. At the same time, 4 more prepared Molotov cocktails were found in Rustam's backpack. His motives are unknown.

On August 30, teenagers were detained in Oryol on suspicion of setting fire to the buildings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Schoolchildren allegedly doused the wooden window frame of the police shooting gallery on Privokzalnaya Street with fuel and set it on fire. The fire was put out in 20 minutes. The hooligans did not stop there and tried to burn the cop station on Kurskaya Street. The fire on the adjacent asphalt territory was extinguished in two minutes. The suspects are three ninth graders, a seventh grader and a fifth grader. The young people said that there was no malicious intent in their actions - they just set fire to gasoline for fun.

There are suspects in the arson of the enlistment office in Omsk. In the investigators opinion, the building on Pushkin Street was set on fire by two citizens of Kazakhstan: Ansagan Moldakhmetov and Seil Dias Muratuly. Back in early May, they found a new acquaintance in Telegram and he offered to burn this facility for 800,000 rubles. On May 12, Moldakhmetov and Seil arrived in Omsk by car. They bought five bottles, machine oil, gasoline, duct tape and made five Molotov cocktails out of it all. The next day, at night, Moldakhmetov and Seil approached the military commissariat and threw all the cocktails inside. Convinced that the building was on fire, the arsonists fled. The fire was quickly extinguished and the building survived.

Moldakhmetov was detained on August 24. Initially, a criminal case was opened against him under the article on the deliberate destruction of property, but then the charge was changed. Now he is accused of a terrorist act, committed in a group of people by prior conspiracy. The man faces 12 to 20 years in prison. His accomplice is still at large. Of course, paid attack is the official version - we all understand how Russian cops get the necessary evidence...

It's time to turn from the object of history into the subject. Start to decide your own destiny, no longer trusting it to presidents, leaders and kings. After all, when, if not now? The risks of speaking out and resisting have equaled the risks of simply following the shepherd.

In addition, you are welcome to read this material on how do Ukrainian conscripts flee the country despite the closure of borders and how do they explain their motives.

Also we remind you about our summer thing about the increasing difficulty of avoiding mobilization into the Ukrainian army due to the tightening of control with an increase in the number of such cases.

No war but the social war!