When Russia announced the mobilization, researched star-Reporter Bettina Sengling just in Siberia. Flight tickets back to Germany cost a fortune. She left by bus – one of the last to cross the border with Finland.
In the late evening at the Russian border, the journey suddenly becomes exciting. The big clock in the waiting room reads a quarter past nine. The pointers are moving, the Russian border guards are not moving. No one has passed passport control for more than half an hour. Why? Nobody knows.