But the embassy’s spokeswoman, Maria Chernukhina, said “no recruitment was being carried out in Ethiopia.”
She said the crowd was showing solidarity with Russia.
“We have a lot of visitors to the embassy in order to express support for Russia,” she told newsmen.
“Some of them are telling us they are willing to help in any way they can. But we are not a recruitment agency,” Ms Chernukhina added.
Many of the Ethiopians at the embassy were seen carrying their personal documents.
A young man waiting at the entrance told newsmen that he’s looking for a good salary as a soldier or to be hired in any other job available.
Ethiopia was among countries that missed a UN session to vote on a resolution on the Russian invasion in Ukraine.
Some 17 African countries including South Africa abstained from the vote.