To reach cities in countries such as China, South Korea and Japan, most European airlines (including the UK) use Russian airspace as the most direct route. Therefore, any blockade by Russia is highly complex for European airlines. The situation is already difficult with the diversions that flights must make to avoid Ukraine on routes connecting Europe with Southeast Asia.
Because of the strategic nature of its airspace, being the most direct route between Europe and most cities in Asia, Russia charges a high value for flying over its territory. On a monthly basis, the European Union pays more than US$400 million in overflight fees through Russia. It also uses airspace as a geopolitical resource when negotiating with different countries. This is a reality that is not new and is not expected to change either with the current Putin administration or in the future.
Another option being explored by British Airways is to resume Cold War routes and fly to China, South Korea and Japan through Anchorage, Alaska. The Anchorage airport is reportedly taking applications to operate. Although these routes have been used in previous decades, they also make the company less competitive and represent an increase in costs.
United Kingdom visa
London (London) W8 4QPReino UnidoTeléfonolocal: (020) 7229.6412international: +44.20.7229.6412Faxlocal: (020) 7727.8625international: +44.20.7727.8625Emailoffice@rusemblon.org” Can I visit Russia without a visa?
I need a tourist visa, I am Spanish, with EU passport, I have been in London for a month and a half, visiting my daughter, married with a son born in London, I would like to go on a tourist trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow, just for a few days, can I ask for a visa at the Russian consulate in London?
russia has a reckless attitude towards north koreaIt leaves a lot to think about Russia for asking not to attack the u.s.a. which is the real enemy of the world if we look at history they are the ones who provoked the first and second world wars as an american said to be a power we have to plunge the others into poverty that is why they take europe to war when they were in the middle of the first and second world wars. The US entered as a savior and won the war, logically it was going to win because the others were already resigned, this happened in the first and second world wars, this is repeated in russia that progressed so much with communism, but nevertheless the US was always behind the sabotage of the economy of russia and led it to the economic crisis, that is to say, secretly the US has always been behind all these conspiracies against other countries. Now it is against north korea and the u.s. is always the one that takes the countries to war, throws the stone and hides the hand and in the end when the war is already lost it enters the war and is the winner. so russia should be more nationalistic and proud not to ask for mercy for the enemies of the world which is the u.s. elizabeth
Visa required to go to London
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Types of UK visas
The Russian diplomacy described as unacceptable the statements of the British side that the UK consular services give priority to the processing of visa applications of Ukrainian refugees, which delays the consideration of Russian applications.
In addition, the Foreign Office stressed, the situation is aggravated by the fact that consular fees must be paid by credit card on a British website, which does not accept those issued by Russian banks due to Western sanctions against Russia for its “special military operation” in Ukraine.
The UK government, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has become one of Ukraine’s main allies in its resistance to what Russia calls a “special military operation. “EFE