Mobilization Russia, “on Google peak questions on how to break an arm”

Politologist Ian Bremmer points this out on Twitter

The Google searches for “how to break an arm” have spiked after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to go and fight in Ukraine. Politologist Ian Bremmer points this out on Twitter, attaching an eloquent graph. Many young people who fear being recalled may try to escape enrollment in this way.

Shortly after Putin’s speech, as Newsweek also points out, Google searches for the phrase ‘как сломать руку в домашних условиях’, which can be translated as ‘like breaking your arm at home’, took off. On a scale from 0 to 100 that represents the interest aroused by a topic, by 4 am today the trend had already reached 38, obscuring other research related to Putin’s words: first of all, ‘how to leave Russia’.

Already last night, when the speech was announced, the question “how to leave Russia?” it was the number one search on Google by the Russians.