The Russian Embassy's Twitter account has implored media in the UK to stop forecasting nuclear war.
The account tweeted on Saturday:
The tweet followed tabloid reports that Vladimir Putin had ordered any relatives living abroad to fly home to Russia, to which state broadcaster RT said:
An unconfirmed report in a regional news site appears to be enough for British tabloids to remind readers how ‘Big Bad Vlad’ secretly wants to nuke them.
To be fair, they had a small point, given the image choices of the outlets with regards to the story.
Regardless, some people have been tweeting the Russian embassy account, urging them to take caution - we're unsure of their sincerity...
...while Louise Mensch got involved...
...alongside a range of other opinions.
Earlier in the week foreign secretary Boris Johnson urged people to demonstrate outside the Russian embassy against airstrikes in Syria after arguing a no-fly zone was near unenforceable should Russia continue to use the airspace for these purposes:
We cannot commit to a no-fly zone unless we are prepared to confront and perhaps shoot down planes or helicopters that violate that zone. We need to think very carefully about the consequences.
I particularly dislike heavy bombardment of residential areas.