Foreign Office warns Brits in Russia to be 'vigilant' to 'anti-British sentiment or harassment' and to stay away from protests and demonstrations

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The Foreign Office has warned tourists travelling to Russia to expect 'anti-British sentiment and harassment' in the coming weeks.

British visitors to the country have been told to avoid 'commenting publicly on political developments' amid the UK's stand-off with Putin's regime over the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal.

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The warnings come just three months before the start of the World Cup, to which many England fans are expected to flock.

The Foreign Office updated its travel advice for Russia shortly after Theresa May said she was expelling 23 diplomats today.

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The new advice states: 'Summary – addition of information and advice for British nationals currently in Russia or due to travel in the coming weeks; due to heightened political tensions between the UK and Russia, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment at this time.

'You're advised to remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments.

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'While the British Embassy in Moscow is not aware of any increased difficulties for British people travelling in Russia at this time, you should follow the security and political situation closely and keep up to date with this travel advice.'

British police have estimated that 10,000 to 20,000 British soccer fans were expected to travel to Russia in the Summer for the finals of the World Cup.

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