Interview with Maksim Gaidukov, conscientious objector from Russia
(15.08.2022) 20 year-old Maksim Gaidukov traveled to Germany just days after the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. He is working as a model in Berlin and has been granted temporary residence permit.
German Federal Ministry of Interior assures Russian deserters of protection
Military service evaders from Russia excluded from protection pledge
(19.05.2022) The conscientious objection network Connection e.V. and PRO ASYL welcome the statement of the Ministry of the Interior that Russian deserters are assured protection. At the same time, the organizations point out that protection assurances are still lacking: For military service evaders from Russia, for conscientious objectors and military service deserters from Belarus and Ukraine.