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On September 23, rallies are held in Russian cities in support of “referendums on joining Russia” of the occupied Ukrainian regions.
According to media reports, state employees and students, as well as activists of political parties, are brought to the rallies. He writes about this, in particular, “Taiga.info” about the rally in Novosibirsk, Sota about the action in Arkhangelsk and in St. Petersburg.
By information Doxa, students from dozens of cities, including Khabarovsk, Omsk, Saratov, Yakutsk, Novosibirsk, Voronezh, Ufa, Stavropol, Moscow, Penza, Yoshkar-Ola, spoke about the “squeezing” or campaigning for rallies.
In some cases, students are offered money and additional points for participating in the rally, the newspaper writes.
On September 23, “referendums on joining Russia” began in the territories of Ukraine occupied by the Russian Federation. Their announcement almost coincided with the beginning of the mobilization of people in the Russian Federation to be sent to war in Ukraine. The mobilization provoked the largest protests in Russia since the beginning of the war.