President Vladimir Putin introduced a partial military mobilisation on Wednesday, which might see 300,000 individuals summoned to serve within the struggle.
The Kremlin says studies of fighting-age men fleeing are exaggerated.
But on the border with Georgia, miles-long queues of automobiles have shaped together with men attempting to escape the struggle.
One man, who didn’t need to be named, told the BBC’s Rayhan Demytrie he had grabbed his passport and headed to the border, with out packing the rest, instantly after President’ Putin’s announcement – as a result of he fell into the group that would probably be despatched to the struggle.
Some witnesses estimated the queue of vehicles at the Upper Lars checkpoint to be some 5km (3 miles) lengthy, whereas one other group said it had taken seven hours to get throughout the border. Video from the scene confirmed some drivers leaving their vehicles or vehicles quickly in standstill site visitors.
Georgia is among the few neighbouring countries that Russians can enter without having a apply for a visa. Finland, which shares a 1,300km (800 mile) border with Russia, does require a visa for journey, and in addition reported a rise in site visitors in a single day – however said it was at a manageable stage.
Other locations reachable by air – resembling Istanbul, Belgrade or Dubai – have seen ticket costs skyrocket instantly after the military call-up was introduced, with some locations offered out utterly. Turkish media have reported a big spike in one-way ticket gross sales, whereas remaining flights to non-visa locations can cost hundreds of euros.