‘Press 2 if hackers needed’: Russian FM April Fools voicemail leaves US media unamused : RT

On April 1, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a spoof voicemail offering “Russian hackers services” and “election interference.” And the mainstream US media appears not amused.

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 one,” the message posted on the ministry’s official Facebook page says, playing first in Russian, then in English.

To use the services of Russian hackers press two,” it goes on.

To request election interference, press three and wait until the next election campaign. Please note that all calls are recorded for quality improvement and training purposes.”

The tongue-in-cheek prank is in response to the claims of Russia’s alleged meddling in the last year’s US elections, as well as accusations of the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russian officials.

However, not everyone seems to be into April Fools mood, as Matthew Chance, a senior CNN reporter called it an “attempt to sort of laugh off the very serious allegations” during a live interview on the network.




  1. I found it quite funny, but I guess Americans don’t.

    What is more worrying, is that only 9% of Americans feel favourable about Russia, meaning 91% are completely brainwashed and probably believe everything their government tells them.

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