Skripal completed high school as School No. 10 and studied economics and the sociology of labour at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Yaroslavl branch. 
Viktoria Skripal has had two telephone conversations with her cousin since the incident allegedly involving A-234 Novichok in Salisbury when she was taken to hospital. Her first conversation was well reported in the press in April. 
Her second call to Yulia was allowed on Tuesday 3 June 2018 where she reported about Yulia "She says she wants to come back, but she doesn't know when she'll come". 
Through the Spring of 2018, Skripal has made repeated, denied attempts to apply for a United Kingdom travel visa to visit her cousin. Skripal intends to resubmit documents in another attempt to gain a visa and access to her cousin in July.