Russia's recent military call-up is having far-reaching consequences beyond the Ukrainian battlefield.
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently called for the enlistment of 300,000 troops to help replenish army ranks that have been weakened by continuous defeats in Ukraine.
In recent years, an extraordinary number of fighting-age Russian men have fled the country. These waves of Exodus appear to be similar in size.
They've crossed land borders into Finland and Mongolia, booked expensive air tickets to Turkey and Serbia, decamped for the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Georgia and Armenia.
In some destination countries, as well as across the West, there is a lot of debate about whether or not the people who are leaving are deserving of shelter.
There's a lot of concern about the security risks involved. Many Ukrainians and their supporters believe that helping draft evaders resettle would help Putin avoid accountability at home.