The Russian Knights aerobatics team will not take part in the Farnborough international air show, given the delay in visa issuance, said Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, a deputy head of the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service.
"The permits were not prepared on time. Therefore the Russian Knights will not take part in the air show," Dzirkaln, the leader of the Russian delegation to the air show, told the press on Monday.
Some members of the delegation had problems getting visas to fly to Farnborough due to red tape, Dzirkaln said.
"Unfortunately, the visas were finally issued only on Friday," he said.
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