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Russian Embassy’s Attempt To Troll UK Media on Twitter Backfires

By Lukas Mikelionis | 10:34 am, October 17, 2016

In the last few days multiple news outlets have reported that Russia might be heading into World War 3, after the Kremlin has conducted military drills and the US-Russia relationship is reaching Cold-War heights.

The Russian Embassy in London, however, tried to downplay the situation with their well-known Russian wit and blamed the media for “war scare”, before adding “seriously!”

It’s fair to say very few people were impressed. While the Embassy’s Twitter account often trolls others, this time the tables have turned and Russian trolls have tasted their own medicine:

Perhaps Russian Embassy should employ some of their top propaganda talents from RT,  who will undoubtedly have  a lot of free time in the coming weeks?