Russian government is ordering all officials to fly home their family members living outside the country over fear of possible global war.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin
Russian politicians and high-ranking figures have reportedly received a warning from President Vladimir Putin to fly home their loved-ones and relatives living abroad to the ‘Motherland’, amid heightened tensions over the prospect of global war.
According to the Dailymail UK, administration staff, regional administrators, lawmakers of all levels and employees of public corporations have been ordered to take their children out of foreign schools immediately, adding that failure to act will see officials jeopardising their chances of promotion, local media has reported.
The exact reason for the order is not yet clear.
This development is coming after President Putin cancelled a planned visit to France amid a furious row over Moscow’s role in the Syrian conflict.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has also warned that the world is at a ‘dangerous point’ due to rising tensions between Russia and the US.
Speaking to a correspondent, a Russian political analyst, Stanislav Belkovsky is as saying: ‘This is all part of the package of measures to prepare elites to some ‘big war’.’