The two men suspected of being assassins sent by the Kremlin to Salisbury became an Internet joke earlier this week after they claimed they were only in the city to visit its 'magnificent' cathedral.

In a bizarre interview on RT the duo said that they just happened to be in the city on the same day that double agent Sergei Skirpal, as their friends had recommended that they visit the "internationally famous cathedral" and "its 123m spire."

Both men, who have been identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Petrov have been accused by Theresa May of telling "lies and blatant fabrication" with the PM adding that their statement was "deeply offensive to the victims and loved one of this horrific attack."

Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt also ridiculed their claims writing on Twitter that 'the last time Russian military claimed to be on holiday was when they invaded Ukraine in 2014.'

Beyond those statements given by the UK government, the Russians found themselves being mercilessly mocked by Twitter users who came up with some very funny ways of poking fun at them.

Comedians David Baddiel and Bill Bailey engaged in an amusing back and forth.

Interestingly, one of the suspects may or may not have left a review of Salisbury Cathedral on Trip Advisor.

They, of course, aren't the only international tourists to visit the cathedral. Jay-Z went there in 2013 and saw the Magna Carta.

Salisbury Cathedral also appeared to join in on the jokes by posting a tweet about their impressive 123m spire.

HT Daily Mail

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