Moscow: Russia appears to be in a war-ready mode these days.
The Sun, a leading tabloid published from the United Kingdom, has said in its report that the Russian government has ordered all its citizens staying abroad to return home at the earliest.
The order has been passed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, it claimed, amid rising tensions over the prospect of a new world war.
Move comes days after Moscow held defence drills for nearly 40 million citizens in apparent preparation for an all-out nuclear war, the report said.
Russia, as per the report, has ordered all its officials, their kids and relatives to return to the 'motherland' as soon as possible.
Russian politicians and top ranking figures have reportedly received a high-level warning from none other than President Vladimir Putin himself, it was reported.
The reported call to return to the Motherland – which comes after Putin suddenly cancelled a visit to France – applies to all state employees, report quoted Daily Star.
Those who fail to comply with the orders will find the future employment prospects in tatters.
Though, no official reason has been given for the urgent recall of Russian citizens, a top analyst claimed that it could be a hint war is on its way.
Russian political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky said, ''This is all part of the package of measures to prepare elites to some big war.”
Relations between Russia and the US are at their lowest since the Cold War and have soured in recent days after Washington pulled the plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks.