As our Russian friends read in the papers or hear on the news that their government is working to make things easier for people to come to Russia and do business or study they are struggling with the fact that our family and two others have been denied work visas. We keep being asked why?
Maybe it is just a problem here in Krasnodar Krai, all of the workers at the OVIR's office are new and the contacts that people relied on before are all gone. Maybe, what is said in the news and what happens here in reality are two different things. So to answer the question Why? all we can say is 'we don't know'.
We know that we are being called to Belize. Why? Time will tell.