Moscow Banned the U.S. from Entering the Northern Sea Route

This is not going to end well, sooner or later those two will came to blows directly.


Jump through hoops to use our waterway.

The Russians and The Japanese have much in common.
Japanese govt did the hoop-jumping routine to Muslims they were forced to take due to UN action. They made the rules, permitting, etc. so difficult, Muslims finally left Japan.

I know this is different, but same tactics.