Russians react to Putin’s mobilization announcement

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Riot police detain a woman during a protest against mobilization in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.

Riot police detain a woman during a protest against mobilization in Moscow, Sept. 21, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization of reservists in Russia, effective immediately.

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