NEW YORK (Infobae) – The world’s big brands joined the world’s financial blockade and decided to apply harsh restrictions to the country led by Vladimir Putin
Since the war between Russia and Ukraine broke out last Thursday morning, hundreds of countries have expressed their rejection of the actions of the armed forces commanded by Vladimir Putindemanding that he withdraw his troops and back down from his plans to invade his neighboring country.
In addition to having applied economic and financial sanctions, the countries grouped in the European Union, the United States and Canada, have closed their air spaces to all aircraft of Russian origin, in an articulated attempt to isolate Russia from the world and generate greater pressure so that leave Ukraine.
But this is not all, in the last days, an increasing number of international companies have decided to stop operating in Russia. In the list that increases with the passing of the days are large companies in the automotive, aviation, technology, energy and finance sectorsamong others.
Infobae made up the list of the 50 largest international companies that ceased operations or reduced their presence in Russia to the maximum:
Google – Since last Sunday, the internet giant has prevented Russian state media from monetizing their content on their platforms.
“In response to the war in Ukraine, we paused the monetization of Russian state-funded media on our platforms”a Google spokesman said in a statement.
Manzana – The manzanita also stopped operating in Russia, preventing their products from being purchased on their website in that country from March 1.
According to a company statement, this started a few days earlier, limiting the Apple Pay service.
Youtube – The largest video platform in the world, also belonging to Alphabet, the parent company of the aforementioned Google, has prevented Russian state-owned media outlets, such as the international broadcaster RT, from earning revenue by displaying ads on their website, apps and videos.
Disney – Mickey’s company paused the release of his films in Russia.
Through a statement, the American entertainment company indicated that in its most recent materials, as well as those of the subsidiary Pixar -such is the case of Turning Red-, they will not be part of the catalog that can be seen by the Russians.
Goal – He confirmed last Monday that will restrict access to the RT network and the Sputnik agency, media affiliated with the Russian Government, on its social networks, which include Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, due to a request from the European Union.
Nick Clegg, responsible for global affairs at Meta, assured in a statement that the company has received multiple requests from European governments in relation to the media controlled by the Kremlin.
Netflix – The audiovisual content platform also joined the blockade of Russia, refusing to accept the country’s new audiovisual law, which forces streaming services with more than 100,000 users to broadcast 20 Russian TV channels that include propaganda.
“Given the current situation, we have no plans to add these channels to our serviceA company representative confirmed in a statement.
microsoft- The company he founded Bill Gates said will remove Russian state media apps from its Windows app store and will not post ads on Kremlin state media websites.
Twitter- The little blue bird’s net decided to temporarily suspend advertisements in Ukraine and Russia to minimize the “risks associated with the conflict” in the country that is being invaded. The company detailed that they also paused these ads “to ensure that critical public safety information is elevated and the ads do not detract from it.”
Mastercard – The credit card blocked several institutions from its payment network to comply with the international sanctions that are being imposed on Russia.
The New York-based financial company said in a statement that it will continue to “work with regulators in the coming days to fully comply with our obligations” in relation to these sanctions.
“Given the unfolding emergency, we are also working with our partners to direct funding and humanitarian aid where it can have the greatest impact.”specified Michael Miebbachthe first director of the company.
Visa – In the same way as the previously detailed company, has decided to block a number of Russian financial institutions from its network, to comply with government sanctions imposed by the invasion of Ukraine.
In addition, from the company they communicated that they are willing to comply with any additional sanctions as the conflict progresses.
The rest of. top 50 of companies that ceased to operate in Russia is completed with the following:
-Amazon- Banned all retailers of Russian origin.
-Instagram- He blocked Russian propaganda.
-Shell- It terminated its agreement with Gazprom.
-Spotify- Canceled the option to pay for the service.
-TikTok- He banned the publication of content from aggressive Russians and also from Russian media.
-Toyota- The Japanese automaker suspended factory operation in Russia and lays off 2,600 employees
-Nike- He closed his stores.
– PayPal – Blocked all outgoing payments from Russia.
– LinkedIn – He announced that he is making preparations to leave the country.
-Ford- He suspended his sales.
-Boeing- Left the Russian market.
-Adobe- Completely blocked their services.
– General Motors – It suspended its exports.
-Intel- Banned the supply of microchips.
– Nintendo – It does not allow paying for services with rubles.
-Paramount- He blocked all his premieres and the distribution of his movies and series.
– PlayStation – It does not allow paying for services.
-Pornhub- It canceled access to all its content and services.
-Mitsubishi- It laid off employees at 141 service centers.
-Renault- He left the market.
– Mercedes Benz – He left the country.
-HP- It suspended the shipment of products to the country.
– Exxon Mobil – Withdrew from all the experts of the Russian oil companies.
-Dropbox- He assured that it will stop working in a short time in Russia.
-Eurovision- Russia cannot compete.
-Harley-Davidson- He suspended his shipments.
– Nestle – It closed its six factories.
-Porsche- He left the local market.
-Sony- It blocked the distribution of films.
-Lenovo- He left the local market.
– Jaguar – He left the local market.
-Ericsson- He left the local market.
– Formula 1 – Canceled the Sochi Grand Prix.
-FedEx- He suspended his shipments.
-Maersk- Suspension of deliveries to and from Russia.
– Jooble – He closed his service.
– Megogo – He took out service to Russian films.
– Subway – He laid off 10,000 employees.
-Snapchat- It stopped operating in Russia and Belarus.
– Paysera – He closed the accounts of his Russian clients.
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