Barents Observer reports that the Russian Ministry of Energy issues notes to national energy, metal and mineral companies requesting 100% of employees to show up at military recruitment offices. Only top company leaders, their deputies and heads of the production units will be omitted from the requirement. Russian miners and oilmen go to war | The Independent Barents Observer (thebarentsobserver.com)
According to Meduza the plan is to mobilise 1.2 million, only 16,000 of them from Moscow. Russia to conscript 1.2 million people — Meduza
This is very bad news -- for the poor people being conscripted, as well as for Ukraine, and EU/US.
Several German government ministers have indicated that under specific conditions, Germany is ready to take in Russians fleeing the "partial military mobilization". Germany signals willingness to take in Russians fleeing Ukraine war conscription | News | DW | 22.09.2022
If Germany wants to save lives and make a significant contribution to ending this war, I think Germany should make a deal with EU countries having borders with Russia -- that those countries will open the borders for Russians fleeing conscription, and they will be transported to Germany (and possibly other EU countries). The more Russian civilians fleeing this, the better.
Germany should also step up their military support to Ukraine. Depressingly, Scholz is still, for reasons unknown to me, holding back on sending e.g., Leo 2s to Ukraine. Pressure mounts on Germany’s Scholz to send tanks to Ukraine – POLITICO