Re: This is how countries get poor
The fact is that St. Petersburg is just a ocean a way from UK coast. Russia would have to occupy Denmark and parts of Sweden in order to reach the UK directly. But that is not going to be a major problem in the short term (first few months). Such occupation is going to be a major issue in the long term. Neither Danes or the Swedes would be happy about being occupied by Russians invaders.
Kaliningrad is the most closest part of Russia to UK and even closer to Denmark and Sweden.