Yes, it’s true. It has been confirmed by Larry and Laurent themselves. I’m sure many of you have heard/read the latest LT news- the Russian workshop tour has been cancelled. I know I know… how did this happen? Why did this happen? Who caused this to happen? Sadly there are many things that come into play when going to work in another country.
When attempting to travel to Russia, it is required that you have an entry visa. The Consulate General issues different categories of visas to Russia based upon the purpose of the trip and the duration of stay in Russia. Recently, as of May 2nd, the process for applying for a Russian Visa has changed. I don’t know if the guys’ management team thought that they had enough time to apply and expedite the visa’s or if this is an act of neglect; whatever the case may be, it’s a costly mistake, one that could have easily been avoided, especially since this isn’t their first time working in Russia.
Nevertheless, we all hope that things are straightened out soon and the boys can get back to business as usual.