You know I asked them, but they never hacked our elections. Look what we got. Bulgaria, at least gets apologies….
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, arguably the most articulate woman currently living on planet Earth, has finally realized that concepts like “evidence” are meaningless to a nation where 20% of adults read below a 5th grade level.
To use hip internet terminology, Zakharova has now “embraced the meme”.
Asked by a journalist why Russia “somehow missed [interfering in] the recent elections in Bulgaria”, Zakharova lamented, “the Russian hackers, it seems, had a day off on that day”.
Lavrov Wins April Fools’ Day With Amazing Russian Foreign Ministry Prank
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.
Sounds harmless enough. Until you remember what day it is.
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.”