Updated travel advice follows fallout from poisoning of a former spy in the UK and expulsion of two Russian spies from Australia

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

Last week, the foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop announced two Russian spies had been asked to leave Australia, in a show of solidarity with the UK over the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

London blames Moscow for the attack but Russia denies involvement. The Kremlin has since retaliated, announcing that two Australian diplomats have a week to leave Russia.

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