Why cruiser Russia did not reach the Tsushima?

It is clear that a squadron of Vice-Admiral Zinovy Petrovich Rozhdestvensky residents of the rising sun found by the balloon lifted from the 1st squadron of Japanese ships. This was one of the main causes of death of the Russian squadron. Why did the Russian ships could not use balloons to detect the enemy?

It must be emphasized that at the beginning of the Russian-Japanese war the Russian navy had no 1st warship equipped Aeronautic means. All requests for the purchase of the War Department for the needs of their navy had been rejected SY Witte. But the position

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