Russia’s Dmitriev takes gold in sprint at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in ColombiaSport February 20, 3:40
Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
OSCE unable to identify perpetrators of cyber attacks against it - secretary generalWorld February 19, 4:02
Russian biathletes win gold in relay at 2017 IBU World Championships in AustriaSport February 18, 18:30
Putin signs decree on recognition of documents given to Donbass peopleRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 17:26
Sberbank CEO says no repeat of crisis in the short termBusiness & Economy February 18, 17:24
Judging by certain statements at Munich Conference, "cold war" is still not over — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 15:19
Bout’s lawyers will challenge Court of Appeals’ decision in Supreme Court on February 21Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 7:16
Turkish Minister reproaches NATO for not fulfilling obligations on its south-eastern flankWorld February 18, 7:12
“Eight people from Roscosmos were scheduled to participate in the congress. Everyone submitted the documents for the visas in advance. However, only two people - representatives of intercompany and international departments - were issued visas on time,” the space agency's press service said.
The spokesperson declined to comment on the reasons why Canadian visas weren't issued for Russians.Russian cosmonaut and first deputy head of the TsNIIMash research institute, Sergei Krikalev, said earlier on Tuesday he was not issued a Canadian visa due to a delayed application procedure rather than political reasons.
Krikalev, 56, joined by a group of Russian specialists, was scheduled to take part in the 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014, the world's major space event, taking place in Toronto, Canada, this week.
“I did not fly there as the visa was not ready, they failed to issue it. My documents were submitted late and that’s why this is an expected result,” Krikalev said.
However, Krikalev said “some specialists who applied to participate in this congress, departed there, including people from Russian aerospace company RKK Energia and TsNIIMash.”
Media reports said earlier on Tuesday that other delegates, including those from Roscosmos, also failed to attend the event as they had not been granted Canadian visas. The reports said Alexander Milkovsky, the director general of TsNIIMash, is among those who have not been issued visas.