Russia Update: Canada Denies Entry Visas to Russian Delegation to Proliferation Meeting

May 22, 2015
Russian team skates off the ice before Canadian national anthem is sung after they lost 6-1 in the International Hockey Federation (IHF) World Championship in May 2015 in Prague. Screenshot from video via LiveJournal blogger drugoi.

Canada denies visas to a Russian delegation coming to a meeting of the Proliferation Security Initiative. The latest visa denials to Russians in protest against the war in Ukraine also follows an incident where Russian hockey players skated off the ice before the Canadian national anthem was played after losing 6-1.

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