Game companies began mass evacuation of their employees from Russia after announcing the mobilization of the army.
According to the latest report, a number of game companies chartering planes, carrying their employees out of Russia has increased. On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization,” preparing to send about 300,000 men (mostly men) between the ages of 18 and 50 to Ukraine to join the war.
The government and Ministry of Defense initially stated that the deployment would only affect those with actual combat experience or those with certain military-registered expertise.
However, the military commissions began to issue summons to men from different regions, including those with underage children or those who had never served in the military. Russia.
The declared movement eventually sparked protests in many places with police arresting hundreds of people in different cities across Russia. People started fleeing to Georgia, Finland, Turkey, Armenia, Kazakhstan and other countries, causing great pressure at the borders, and traffic jams on the highways.
It is also reported that the Russian government may soon close the border to all men of military age, so they can only fly out of the country with special permission from the military commission. The declaration of border closure has not been made yet.
How are game companies trying to evacuate their employees? According to Russian business reporting agency Kommersant, game companies are starting to move their employees out of birch country. They even bought a flight to evacuate about 100,000 people including game industry employees and their families.
Many companies have also started asking Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development to include them on a special register of accredited information technology companies, whose employees can be deferred enlistment.
However, these workers must have “appropriately higher education”, which greatly reduces their chances, as many people working in the IT industry do not have professional qualifications in the field. The game market in Russia is in a state of panic. “All game designers face the risk of deploying the army,” a source said. Some foreign game companies that suspended operations in the region and refused to hire employees from Russia, are now said to have brought back people to facilitate these people.