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  1. ITV Report

Russians in the UK worried about status as diplomatic tensions escalate

  • Video report by ITV News correspondent Sejal Karia

The diplomatic feud between Britain and Russia sparked by the chemical weapon attack against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is not only putting diplomats the world over on their toes.

Russians who call the UK home, and Russians who rely on the UK as a safe haven - for themselves, or their money - are worried about their status in the country.

Father Joseph Skinner, a priest at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Knightsbridge, London, told ITV News that among his parishioners - many of whom are ordinary Russians who live and work in London - there is a great deal of uncertainty and concern about the future.

Father Joseph said he is worried that getting visas into Russia and back to the UK will become even harder and that some of his parishioners feel they have to hide their Russian identity.