"People are fleeing to Mongolia."
In the mountainous Siberian republic of Buryatia, 11 schools began doubling as administration buildings for draftees, the local arigus-tv reported. Medical exams were waived unless the recruit raised an issue.
"Buryatia survived one of the scariest nights in its history today," resident and activist Alexandra Garmazhapova said in a Facebook post. "People are fleeing to Mongolia."