“There are many volunteers.” Reportage of a temporary mobilization point in Moscow

Sometimes a person receives a summons while on sick leave. Three military commissariats in one museum © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AiF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov Three military commissariats in one museum< /h2> © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov © AIF/Igor Kharitonov Three rows of tables set with the letter "P", on each straight —  a dozen jobs: officers in camouflage, female assistants — on the one hand, mobilized — with another. According to their said, there were already quite a few volunteers in the first half of the day. There is also a small buffet next to it. Everything is harsh at the entrance: only those who came according to the agenda are allowed inside through the metal detector. The employees of the mobile point reacted with understanding. He explains that when all the documents were completed, he asked to let her go to him. Slightly to the side — entrance to buffet. …The blue bus has already warmed up the engine. On the screen is the film "Station for Two". There is also a medical board. There are no gourmet dishes, but and not fast food. Several people raise their hands. The officer assigns the order, invites the first to pass. Work is in full swing. Relatives and friends can wait in the patio. Someone is talking with neighbors, someone is looking at the screen of a smartphone, someone is watching the complex relationship between Vera and Plato. And now the family is waiting for the officers to announce the loading. Plot Partial mobilization in Russia The Museum of Moscow was crowded last Monday: from the morning of September 26 there was a temporary mobilization point for three military enlistment offices — Krasnoselsky, Tverskoy and Zamoskvoretsky. In  the final waiting room, we sit down to a young guy with a neatly trimmed beard, he waits to be sent not alone. The girls at the counter explain that they feed everyone: both the mobilized and the military registration and enlistment office staff. Yes, there a lot of them!" — Krasnoselsky who else?! If the person who arrived on the summons has reasons for delay, then they are sent here. However, social workers act only in the role of experts, the final decision is made by the military commissar. Information about  children (elderly relatives requiring care) or other good reasons is specified instantly: within 20 minutes, an answer is ready. The impressive hall for paperwork has no windows. And mobilization continues. The tables are filled with computers, piled with papers. — a low but distinct voice comes from the waiting room. So he can cannot afford to ignore the call. But behind   — service in the army. And there are also those who need the help of a psychologist. The armchairs are free: there are about two dozen waiting men with backpacks and sports bags. As one of the mobilized people explained, he has no health problems, he is ready to serve. Inside — several rows of metal chairs — such as in any of waiting rooms, in front of them — TV on tripod. The girl, pouring drinks from thermoses and distributing pies, says that all this was provided by a cafe that constantly works in the museum building. It's time to go, picking up backpacks, the men set off for the exit. In the room next  — social workers. Such people simply ask for a delay until the closing of the bulletin in the polyclinic. Colonel running past — a 50 years old man with a thick cap of gray hair — confirms: “Volunteers?! Why does it need additional checks? Next to the wife. Another mobilized, receiving a glass of hot black coffee, says that he has a quite successful life. But  the excitement is not observed there. According to the head of the social service, approximately 5% of everyone who arrives on mobilization passes through them.