The Russian Embassy in London caused plenty of raised eyebrows after its interesting Star Wars tweet.
The nod to Star Wars Day on May 4 was sent from the verified Twitter account of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the U.K.
Come to our side – follow us on twitter on #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/zAuPQRFMi7
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) May 4, 2017
Seems the Russian Embassy is proud to be on the Dark Side, an almost-admission that took some Twitter users by surprise.
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The Russian Embassy is asking people to come over to the dark side for #StarWarsDay. Umm…at least they’re honest? https://t.co/8RMRlMlBOR
— Alec Luhn (@ASLuhn) May 4, 2017
Wait, this is a Verified account. Is the Russian Embassy REALLY being so blatant about being the Dark Side? ? https://t.co/wCLJ6lAmxQ
— IBBoard (@IBBoard) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy that instagram UI is so dated also who uses the rear camera for selfies on a knock off iPhone no less this is a mess
— Kyle Hardy (@TheKyleHardy) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy Oooookay. So Russia admits it’s the Dark Side (evil) & likens itself to Darth Vader (ultimate villain). Interesting. #Oops
— Laura P ?️? (@dsigningwmn) May 4, 2017
Others enjoyed the “candid self-awareness” and marveled at the apparent accuracy.
The Russian Embassy’s May the 4th tweet is *extremely* on-brand https://t.co/S6BNIhbbu9
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy A rare moment of candid self-awareness for the #Putin régime.
Still not worth a follow.#russia #starwarsday #evilhttps://t.co/i55KKhZM0E
— O.T. Ford (@ot_ford) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy Highly accurate, but Spoiler Alert: the evil Empire actually loses in the end.
— Esuprastus (@Esuprastus) May 4, 2017
Plenty of Twitter users, however, seemed content to decline the offer.
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@DrNeilTyson @RussianEmbassy Yeah. I think they were going for cute irony. Nothing cute about Putin or his adventures, though. Fiction versus reality.
— O.T. Ford (@ot_ford) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy No thanks, I’ll pass. pic.twitter.com/j1P1CyKmjE
— Daniel Engelhardt (@Engelhardt_Dan) May 4, 2017
@LanternofLight1 @DrNeilTyson @tanviberwah @RussianEmbassy @OnaizaD Haha. If the plot of Star Wars is anything to go by, are you saying there’s another Russian Revolution in the offing? 😛
— Uday Singh Rana (@UdaySRana) May 4, 2017
— #NoBanNoWall#NoTrump (@MarkSweeney) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy @UdaySRana @OnaizaD this kind of self-awareness is amazing
— Tanvi Berwah (@tanviberwah) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy @x0rz okay, but why is he doing selfie with a rear camera in instagram of 2012?
— Anatoly Rosencrantz (@Abjurato) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy Nope. pic.twitter.com/w8Em3MEa25
— English Lugansk (@loogunda) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy Nothing like out and out admitting you ARE the dark side. I follow you like I follow tornado warnings on my weather app. #the4thiswithUS
— jswebster (@jswebster) May 4, 2017
@jswebster @RussianEmbassy It could also be construed tongue-in-cheek since rational adults don’t think about politics through Star Wars and Harry Potter.
— Bassa al-Ashar (@AvramHafmark) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy No thanks, I choose democracy.
— Spuradic (@spuradic) May 5, 2017
@RussianEmbassy We’d rather not choose the Dark side. The Dark side ALWAYS loses. #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/ONP21fY7D3
— Save Our Syria (@SaveOurSyria) May 4, 2017
@RussianEmbassy Tweeted well you have.
— Allan Hay (@realallanhay) May 4, 2017
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