Over the past 18 months Russia has become known for professional trolling -- using fake online identities toin the US, UK and more.
Referencing the US' closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, a tweet from the account of Russia's US embassy polls readers on which US consulate the Russian government should shut down. Consulates in Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg were listed.
The expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats was part of the US' response to Russia's alleged use of nerve agent to poison Sergei Skripal on March 4. Skripal, a former double agent, was a Russian spy who also worked for Britain's MI6 in the '90s. Over 20 diplomats were booted from Britain, and countries including Australia, Canada, Ukrain, Germany, Poland and France took similar action.
The Twitter account for Russia's UK embassy joined its US counterpart in taking an ostensibly lighthearted swipe.
Many official Russian accounts were also used to retweet a more serious tweet from the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It links to a 2004 Guardian story on nerve gas tests in Britain, implying hypocrisy on the part of the UK.
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