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13 Jul, 2014

UK bars Russian delegates from Farnborough Airshow – The Independent

The Russian embassy in London has reacted angrily after a number of its delegates were barred from attending this year’s Farnborough International Airshow.

According to a spokesman for the British Government, representatives from Russia were not given visas to enable them to travel to this year’s Airshow because of the “Russian government’s actions in the Ukraine”.

The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) is a key event in the aviation calendar, and delegates from various countries are usually invited by the UK’s foreign office.

Russia is known for normally sending a large delegation to the event, but this year the Russian representation was severely depleted because of the ban.

via UK Government bars Russian delegates from this year’s Farnborough International Airshow – Home News – UK – The Independent.