Two US citizens and adherents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints David Gaaga and Kole Brodowski were detained at a meeting in Novorossiysk, footage released on Thursday shows.

According to reports, the two were detained on Friday March 1 for violating the rules of entry and staying, as the two were reportedly teaching English without a license.

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Maria Zakharova confirmed that the two US citizens had been detained. The two are reportedly set to be deported from the country.

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