How Putin’s Ukraine war mobilisation order sparks a wave of arson attacks in Russia

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Emily Ferris, a Russia research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) in London, said: “The arson attacks in themselves are unusual in Russia – it’s an attack on an important symbol of the Russian military, and it’s clear there’s growing dissatisfaction with a war that is now starting to affect Russian people’s daily lives, whereas before it was something fairly possible to ignore.