On Friday Russia recommended that its citizens avoid traveling to the United Kingdom, and announced stricter conditions for Britain to obtain Russian visas, in response to London’s hostile actions.
“In view of the highly hostile evolution of the United Kingdom against our country … we recommend that Russian citizens refrain from traveling to the United Kingdom,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
In it, the ministry condemns the difficulties imposed on Russians in obtaining British visas, and therefore guarantees that “until the situation improves, the same will be done in the case of the British.”
According to the same source, many Russians have complained that getting a visa to the UK is “really impossible”.
Although Russia – and especially London – is a favorite destination of the Russian elite, the UK has had a tense relationship with Russia for many years.
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