Lavrov Wins April Fools' Day With Amazing Russian Foreign Ministry Prank
31 March, 201
We admit that our own prank wasn't very inspired, but thankfully the Russian Foreign Ministry never disappoints.
How could it? Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is well-versed in the teachings of YOLO.
The Ministry announced on its official Facebook page this morning:
The Ministry of foreign affairs of Russia, has developed a pilot for a taped answering machine for Russian diplomatic missions abroad.
This "answering machine" is pure, Siberian gold (skip to 0:30 for English):
"You have reached the Russian Embassy. Your call is very important to us. To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponents, press 1. To use the services of Russian hackers, press 2. To request election interference, press 3 and wait until the next election campaign. Please note that all calls are recorded for quality improvement and training purposes."