“A strong and confident player is never reduced to such kind of thing,” Kornev said.
Russia ranked second after the US by global weapon supplies, so “the absence of visas for a number of Russian delegates to only one exhibition cannot negatively affect the global process of Russia’s military cooperation, while adverse consequences are possible for the organizing country’s image”, he added.
The Russian embassy in London had earlier sent the UK Foreign Office a note in connection to failure to issues visas to most of the Russian delegation, that is government officials.
This show will welcome more than 1,000 companies from 37 countries on a total display area of 100,000 square metres. Flight and field programs will demonstrate military and civil aviation from ten countries - Russia, the US, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland and Qatar. Britain and the US will lead the show with 339 and 294 companies presented respectively.