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Why are Russian Business Visas SO expensive for UK Citizens?

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I am currently planning a return trip on the Trans-Siberian railway to Asia and back. As I will be entering Russia twice over a 6 month period, I will require a multiple entry business visa. However this visa is vastly more expensive for UK Citizens (£200 standard service) compared to £30 for most other EU countries. Do you know why this is and asides from getting a transit visa on the return leg (I'd prefer not to have to spend so much time on a train in one go), do you know of anyways around having to fork out so much money? Many thanks
asked May 17, 2015 in Russian Visa by ross (130 points)

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Hey I don't why they charge so much. Probably reciprocal agreement? I know that a long-term UK visa also costs about €400 for Russians, so they're probably trying to make a point this way.
answered May 19, 2015 by admin (5,930 points)