The effects of forced mobilization on enslaved nations of Russia

The war, that Russia is waging against Ukraine, is a neo-colonial war. While targeting Ukrainian sovereignty and identity, the aggressor also used this war for ethnic cleansing inside the Russian Federation.

The disproportion in mobilization statistics shows that the representatives of indigenous peoples in Russia are more likely to be sent to fight in Ukraine. In addition to Russian repressions against Crimean Tatars, the indigenous people of Crimea, the aggressor’s neo-colonialism threatens every sign of “otherness”.

With such indigenous peoples as Tuvans being on the edge of disappearing, Russia keeps implementing the policy of assimilation, aimed to erase the indigenous identities and ultimately replace them with an imperial one.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).