Russians Paying Nearly $25K for Plane Tickets to Flee Putin’s Draft

Russians are paying exorbitant prices for airplane tickets to escape the country following President Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilization of reservists.

Wealthy Russians are paying around $25,000 for a seat on a private plane, and as much as $135,000 to rent an eight-seater jet, to flee to places such as Armenia, Turkey and Azerbaijan, The Guardian reported Tuesday.

Many European countries have said they will not allow Russians fleeing mobilization to enter, and many had already blocked Russian tourists, Business Insider said.

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