Russia spy warning

Russia spy warning

THE Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has updated its Smartraveller advice for Russia, saying Australian travellers should be “aware of the possibility of anti-Western sentiment or harassment”.

The level of the advice has not changed, and the government is not aware of any increased difficulties for Australians travelling in Russia at this time but DFAT says to follow the security and political situation closely and keep up to date with the Smartraveller advice.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack yesterday urged Australians to reconsider travel to Russia after two diplomats were expelled from Canberra as part of a UK-led response to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent living in England.

The tit-for-tat escalation has also seen two Australian diplomats expelled from Moscow.

Source: traveldaily