Messages as funny as they were unpleasant appeared on the blogs of Russians living in Germany: they began to receive summons for mobilization demanding to appear at the military registration and enlistment office, allegedly deployed in the Russian embassy in Berlin.
It is reported that some, especially law-abiding or inquisitive, came to the indicated address at the Russian embassy on the legendary Berlin street Unter den Linden, and, of course, did not find any military registration and enlistment office. But they found embassy employees there with bulging eyes, who are hearing about the fact that they should have a military registration and enlistment office for the first time.
The phenomenon, apparently, was massive enough that the embassy even issued a statement saying that, in all likelihood, it was someone's hoax, since Russians living abroad are not subject to conscription. The statement also asked recipients of such messages to call the embassy's "hot line" in order to identify and catch the "pranksters".
True, the victims still had an important question: where did the alleged joker get the database with the addresses of Russian citizens in Germany?
Not to mention the fact that a cheerful anonymous person committed a very real criminal offense.