Australians warned of anti-western sentiment and terrorism in Russia

Australians travelling to Russia have been warned to brace for possible anti-western sentiment and terrorism as the fallout continues from the poisoning of a former spy in the United Kingdom.   

The warning comes after Australia has expelled two Russian diplomats it believes are undeclared spies, joining other world powers in taking action over the poisoning of a former spy in the UK.  

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade updated its travel advice for Russia on Sunday, warning people that 'terrorism is a threat' throughout the country. 

Australian travellers to Russia have been warned to brace for possible anti-western sentiment and terrorism

Australian travellers to Russia have been warned to brace for possible anti-western sentiment and terrorism

'Due to heightened political tensions, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-Western sentiment or harassment,' the travel advice said. 

'Exercise a high degree of caution in all parts of Russia because of the threat of terrorist activity and crime.' 

The U.K., United States and European allies of Britain have expelled 100 Russian diplomats over the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in the United Kingdom 

London blames Moscow for the attack but Russia denies involvement.

The Kremlin has since retaliated, announcing it will expel two Australian diplomats. 

The news comes after Malcolm Turnbull (pictured left) and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (right) Australia announced two Russian diplomats were expelled, believed to be spies

The news comes after Malcolm Turnbull (pictured left) and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (right) Australia announced two Russian diplomats were expelled, believed to be spies

Terrorism targets have included public transport, transport hubs and public places 'popular with foreigners', according to Smart Traveller. 

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