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On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. By reading news across the web in real-time with AI, we built a live, automated feed of sanction responses by organizations worldwide.

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Last Updated: March 22, 2022

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Apple Inc.

American technology company based in Cupertino, California

Manufacturing Companies Electronic Products Manufacturers Audio Video Equipment Manufacturers Display Technology Companies Mobile Phone Manufacturers Retailers Software Companies Computer Hardware Companies Networking Companies

On top of the sanctions and disrupted trade, major global brands like Apple and McDonald's have also ceased trading in Russia in protest at the invasion of Ukraine.

Russian pensioners devastated by sanctions as food and medicines run dry over Putin's war

23 March 2022, Express.co.uk

“I can no longer use Apple Pay, watch Netflix, buy anything from foreign websites, and I need a VPN [virtual private network] to use Instagram.

Five ways US sanctions are hurting Russia

22 March 2022, TheHill

As additional corporations terminated links with Russia, millions of people found themselves unable to make transactions using Apple Pay or Google Pay, which were both shut down by the US internet giants.

As economic sanctions pound Russia, Syrian migrants’ hopes are dashed.

22 March 2022, dayniiile.com

Apple has imposed a number of measures on Russia, banning sales on its products in the country and stopping all export to its sales channel in Russia.
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Common services such as Apple Pay have also been restricted there.

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

18 March 2022, The Independent

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GOOGLE INC.

American multinational Internet and technology corporation

Manufacturing Companies Electronic Products Manufacturers Mobile Phone Manufacturers Software Companies Artificial Intelligence Companies Virtual Reality Companies Computer Hardware Companies Cloud Computing Providers Data Providers

Google confirms restricted access to its news service in Russia

Google confirms restricted access to its news service in Russia

24 March 2022, AzerNews.az

Google stopped short of saying that the news site was being throttled or blocked in the country.
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This month, Google said it would no longer permit articles from Russian state media to appear on Google News.
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Also, Google has suspended its advertising business in the country.

The U.S. leveled new sanctions on Russian Parliament and defense companies.

24 March 2022, New York Times

Alphabet confirms Russia is restricting Google News

Alphabet confirms Russia is restricting Google News

24 March 2022, TechCrunch

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Visa Inc.

American multinational financial services corporation

Financial Services Companies Financial Technology Companies

And Visa and Mastercard's decision to cut off Russian banks from their payment networks means they might not even be able to withdraw money from an ATM.

US law firms are pulling out of Moscow, and their Russian lawyers are feeling 'attacked from two sides'

24 March 2022, Business Insider

> Visa and Mastercard pull out of Russia> Russia is blocking more and more VPNs> Google pulls all online ad sales in Russia

The White House is expecting Russian cyberattacks to hit the US

22 March 2022, TechRadar

Sanctions by private sector financial services companies like PayPal, Mastercard and Visa are hurting ordinary Russians.

The retrogressive effects of sanctions

22 March 2022, NewsIn.Asia

3/1 Morning Briefing Russian’s Visa and Mastercard credit cards no longer work.

Podcasts in the Classroom: Sanctions, Sanctions, and more Sanctions

21 March 2022, ngpf.org

Transactions between Russia and the West have become increasingly difficult since Russia was cut from the Swift banking mechanism and Mastercard and Visa both suspended operations in the country.

Russia Week axed after new sanctions

21 March 2022, Antiques Trade Gazette

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Mastercard Incorporated

American multinational financial services corporation

Financial Services Companies Financial Technology Companies Payment Service Providers

And Visa and Mastercard's decision to cut off Russian banks from their payment networks means they might not even be able to withdraw money from an ATM.

US law firms are pulling out of Moscow, and their Russian lawyers are feeling 'attacked from two sides'

24 March 2022, Business Insider

> Visa and Mastercard pull out of Russia> Russia is blocking more and more VPNs> Google pulls all online ad sales in Russia

The White House is expecting Russian cyberattacks to hit the US

22 March 2022, TechRadar

3/1 Morning Briefing Russian’s Visa and Mastercard credit cards no longer work.

Podcasts in the Classroom: Sanctions, Sanctions, and more Sanctions

21 March 2022, ngpf.org

Transactions between Russia and the West have become increasingly difficult since Russia was cut from the Swift banking mechanism and Mastercard and Visa both suspended operations in the country.

Russia Week axed after new sanctions

21 March 2022, Antiques Trade Gazette

Notable financial infrastructure providers like PayPal, Mastercard and Visa have already suspended operations in Russia, which means expatriates using Russian banks are not able to use their cards overseas.

Tech talent flees Russia as Western sanctions bite

20 March 2022, TechCrunch

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Microsoft Corporation

American multinational technology corporation

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For example, as tech companies such as Apple and Microsoft draw down sales in Russia, Chinese tech firms would be cut off from the U.S. market if they sent banned materials into Russia.

China loath to be war-hungry Russia's economic crutch

20 March 2022, Washington Examiner

Google and Microsoft have suspended all sales in the country, while Russia has attempted to block Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, albeit with mixed results.

Tech talent flees Russia as Western sanctions bite

20 March 2022, TechCrunch

Google has also suspended its ad business in Russia and Microsoft, Dell and Adobe hav

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

18 March 2022, The Independent

But judging by her sarcastic note of gratitude, Ms Clinton seemed unperturbed by the notion that she can no longer visit Russia.

Hillary Clinton thanks Russia for sanction, calling it ‘lifetime achievement award’

16 March 2022, The Independent

Earlier on Tuesday, the country announced sanctions against several US officials, including Mr Biden and Ms Psaki herself, barring them from entering Russia.

Psaki mocks Russia for sanctioning President Biden’s father, ‘may he rest in peace’

15 March 2022, The Independent

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Netflix, Inc.

American multinational entertainment company

Entertainment Companies Media And Information Companies Retailers Online Retailers Software Companies

Netflix gives free video games to everyone except Russians as it pulls out of country
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Netflix has removed itself from the iPhone App Store and Google Play in Russia in the wake of Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
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“Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” a Netflix spokesperson told Polygon earlier this month.
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Now, it seems Netflix has finally removed its apps from Russian devices—just as it unveiled three new free videogames for its subscribers in the rest of the world.
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The announcement that Netflix is pulling out of Russia follows a ban by the Kremlin on all Meta products, including Facebook and Instagram.

Netflix gives free video games to everyone except Russians as it pulls out of country

23 March 2022, Dailystar.co.uk

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Sputnik

Russian government news agency

Media And Information Companies Broadcasting Companies Radio Stations Television Channels

Earlier this month, the European Union also applied expansive sanctions to Russian state-affiliated media channels, RT and Sputnik, legally banning distributing their content — including online.
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(However Google does not appear to have globally blocked RT and Sputnik’s apps on its Play Store; choosing instead to only limiting their access in Europe.)
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In a further expansion of its policy responses to Russia’s war in Ukraine, YouTube has said it’s now blocking Kremlin-backed media outlets globally — not just in Europe where two Russia state-affiliated channels, Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, along with their subsidiaries, were sanctioned by the European Union last week.

Alphabet confirms Russia is restricting Google News

24 March 2022, TechCrunch

Additionally, the Council suspended broadcasting activities of Sputnik and RT/Russia Today in the EU.

EU Actions to Date on Russia and Russia-related Sanctions

22 March 2022, The National Law Review

Brussels has also suspended the broadcasting of state-owned media Russia Today and Sputnik within the bloc.

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

18 March 2022, The Independent

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Сбербанк

Russian banking and financial services company

Financial Services Companies Banks

In addition, the latest sanctions target Herman Oskarovich Gref — the head of Russia’s largest financial institution, Sberbank , and a longtime adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin — as well as 17 members of Sovcombank’s board, oligarch Gennady Timchenko, Timchenko’s companies and his family members.

New U.S. sanctions on Russia target 48 defense companies, 328 lawmakers, gold reserves

24 March 2022, MarketWatch

It has also imposed penalties on Herman Gref, the head of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, Russian elite Gennady Timchenko and his family members, and 17 board members of Sovcombank, a Russian financial institution.

U.S. sanctions 300 Russian parliament members, 40 defense companies

24 March 2022, The Washington Times

These sanctions do not block Sberbank, but prohibit U.S. financial institutions from maintaining or opening accounts, as well as processing transactions for the bank and its non-U.S. financial institution subsidiaries as of March 26, 2022.

US Actions on Russia and Russia-related Sanctions

22 March 2022, The National Law Review

This file photo from February 25, 2022, shows people lining up outside a branch of the Russian state-owned bank Sberbank in Prague to withdraw their savings and close their accounts before Sberbank closed all its branches in the Czech Republic.

Israel hasn’t joined anti-Russia sanctions, but its firms need to tread carefully

21 March 2022, The Times Of Israel

But then the company's funding source, Sberbank, was sanctioned by the US government as part of the sweeping international campaign to punish Russia for its brutal invasion, the New York Post reports.

Chelsea Condo Loses Commercial Tenant to Russia Sanctions

21 March 2022, Habitat Magazine

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Aeroflot

Russia's flag-carrier airline

Transport Companies Airlines

Earlier this month, Russian airline Aeroflot said it was halting international flights everywhere except Belarus due to "circumstances that hinder operating flights," citing concerns from Russia's federal aviation agency that foreign-leased planes may be seized by Western governments because of sanctions.

Moscow Airport, Russia's Largest, Furloughs Some Staff Due to Sanctions

21 March 2022, Newsweek

Aeroflot, Russia's national carrier, has suspended all international flights.

How Western sanctions are affecting the lives of Russians

18 March 2022, PBS NewsHour

The country’s national airline, Aeroflot, has also been blocked in the UK, as well as a multitude of Russian companies involved in defence and technology.

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

18 March 2022, The Independent

Sheremetyevo, the hub for Russian national carrier Aeroflot, said it would “suspend investment projects” and seek to “reduce costs”, while activity was low.
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Aeroflot suspended all its international flights from March 8.

Russia’s top airport cuts costs as sanctions bite

16 March 2022, BOL News

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YouTube

Video-sharing service owned by Google

Retailers Software Companies Data Providers

In addition, YouTube said it was blocking access to all Russian state media globally, citing its policy against content “denying, minimizing or trivializing well-documented violent events.”

The U.S. leveled new sanctions on Russian Parliament and defense companies.

24 March 2022, New York Times

Last week Roskomnadzor threatened Google — claiming that YouTube ads were being used to distribute “information attacks” which it said threatened Russian citizens, accusing the company of being engaged in acts “of a terrorist nature” by letting the platform be used in this way.
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That threat looked like a precursor to Russia blocking YouTube.
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Google may be hoping to appease Russia (and avoid a YouTube block) by limiting how ads can be targeted around the Ukraine war — while offsetting the risk of any critical blowback, i.e. if it were to be accused of bowing to a Kremlin censorship mandate, by selectively emphasizing an example that runs counter to Russian propaganda (videos featuring victim blaming of Ukrainians).
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Those ad sales were also subsequently suspended when Google was forced to pause billing for its Play mobile app store in Russia and payment-based YouTube services — a development it blamed on Western sanctions on Russian banks.

Alphabet confirms Russia is restricting Google News

24 March 2022, TechCrunch

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McDonald’s

American fast food restaurant chain

Food And Drink Companies Food Companies Hospitality Companies Fast Food Restaurants Restaurants Retailers

Some Russian McDonald’s restaurants are reportedly still open, too, even after the company said it was closing its Russian locations.

Investors beware: The West is going to hit Russia with more sanctions

23 March 2022, CNN

Major companies such as ExxonMobil, BP, and Shell have pulled out of Russia, while McDonald's, which said it would close all stores, have been unable to do so.

Halliburton and Schlumberger, two of the world's largest oilfield service companies, are suspending operations in Russia

20 March 2022, Business Insider

Earlier this month, Restaurant Brands International joined other international companies, like McDonalds and Starbucks, after announcing it was cutting corporate support for franchise operation in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine.

Burger King says operator of Russian restaurants has 'refused' to close businesses

18 March 2022, TheHill

Burger King’s announcement falls in line with a number of U.S. fast-food chains – including McDonald’s – suspending their corporate support to Russian locations due to Russians attacks on Ukraine

Russian Burger King partner refuses to close 800 locations, as the chain moves to suspend operations

18 March 2022, pennlive

Recently, many of the world’s biggest brands have suspended operations in Russia, including McDonald’s Corp., Starbucks Corp., Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and packaged-goods giant Unilever PLC.

Burger King parent company to pull out of Russia after franchisee refused request to close restaurants

18 March 2022, The Globe and Mail

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FIFA

International governing body of association football

Entertainment Companies Sports Clubs

Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic had independently announced they would refuse to play Russia in World Cup qualifying even on neutral territory ahead of FIFA's decision to suspend Russia.

UEFA exploring fresh sanctions to thwart Russia's bid for soccer's Euros

24 March 2022, Business Standard India

UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, quickly followed suit, ending its partnership with Gazprom for the Champions League and all other competitions and joining world soccer body FIFA in kicking Russian teams out of all its club and international competitions.

Sports Sanctions Hamper Oligarchs’ Ability to Launder Russia’s Reputation

16 March 2022, The Hollywood Reporter

In addition, EA Games removed Russian teams from its FIFA and NHL games, and later cut off all sales to Russia and Belarus.

Sony suspends PlayStation store, console sales in Russia

10 March 2022, India Post News - Breaking and latest news worldwide - Indian Diaspora

Recently, EA also suspended all operations in Russia, after having removed the Russian national teams and clubs from its FIFA and NHL games.

PlayStation Has Suspended All Operations in Russia

10 March 2022, GamingBolt

World and European governing bodies FIFA and UEFA have barred the Russian national team and clubs from international competitions until further notice.

Premier League suspends agreement with Russian broadcast partner Okko Sport, donates £1m to relief fund

9 March 2022, ESPN.com

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Shell

British multinational oil company

Chemical Companies Energy Companies Natural Gas Companies Mining Companies Oil Companies Retailers Gas Station

While multinationals like BP and Shell have announced withdrawal from Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, Indian companies have not announced an exit from their Russian investments.

Sanctions on Russia may result in impairment losses for ONGC, others: Moody’s

24 March 2022, The Indian Express

‘We face existential crisis’: Campaigners condemn reports Shell ‘reconsidering’ pulling out of Cambo oilfield

‘We face existential crisis’: Campaigners condemn reports Shell ‘reconsidering’ pulling out of Cambo oilfield

23 March 2022, The Independent

Major companies such as ExxonMobil, BP, and Shell have pulled out of Russia, while McDonald's, which said it would close all stores, have been unable to do so.

Halliburton and Schlumberger, two of the world's largest oilfield service companies, are suspending operations in Russia

20 March 2022, Business Insider

Energy companies BP, Shell, Equinor, and Exxon Mobil have suspended business or announced plans to exit their Russia operations.

Halliburton, Schlumberger draw back from Russia amid US energy sanctions

19 March 2022, RAPPLER

Major oil production companies ExxonMobil, BP and Shell have distanced themselves from Russia after its attack on Ukraine.

Baker Hughes Suspends New Investment In Russia As World’s Biggest Oilfield Services Companies Cut Ties

19 March 2022, Forbes

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The Boeing Company

Aerospace and defense manufacturer in the United States

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Volga-Dnepr freezes Boeing freighter operations over Russia sanctions

Volga-Dnepr freezes Boeing freighter operations over Russia sanctions

21 March 2022, FreightWaves

Volga-Dnepr declined to immediately comment but said Friday it has suspended all flights using Boeing aircraft citing sanctions and a decision by Bermuda's Civil Aviation Authority to terminate their safety certificates.

Italy seizes £97m Sardinian property owned by Russia's richest man Alexei Mordashov - as EU Officials discuss using sanctioned Russians' assets to help fund Ukraine's post-war recovery

19 March 2022, Mail Online

Russia's biggest cargo airline suspends all Boeing flights amid sanctions that cut off the supply of most aircraft and parts
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Volga-Dnepr Group has halted all Boeing flights as Western sanctions hit supply chains.
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Volga-Dnepr Group, Russia's biggest cargo airline, has halted all flights using Boeing aircraft, following the imposition of Western sanctions.

Russia's biggest cargo airline suspends all Boeing flights amid sanctions that cut off the supply of most aircraft and parts

19 March 2022, Business Insider

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UEFA

International governing body for association football and related sports in Europe

Entertainment Companies Sports Clubs

UEFA exploring fresh sanctions to thwart Russia's bid for soccer's Euros
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UEFA is exploring fresh sanctions to thwart Russia's attempt to host soccer's European Championship after the country launched a surprising bid, one month after invading its neighbor and seeing its teams suspended from international competitions over the war in Ukraine.

UEFA exploring fresh sanctions to thwart Russia's bid for soccer's Euros

24 March 2022, Business Standard India

UEFA are ready to suspend Russia as they seek to host the European Championship

Russia set to be SUSPENDED from UEFA after controversially showing interest in hosting the European Championship - with Euro 2028 having been expected to be awarded to an unopposed bid from the UK and Ireland

23 March 2022, Mail Online

Russia warned by Uefa it could face more sanctions if it bids to host Euros
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“The bureau of the Fifa Council and the Uefa Executive Committee decided on 28 February to suspend all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, from participation in both Fifa and Uefa competitions until further notice,” it said.

Russia warned by Uefa it could face more sanctions if it bids to host Euros

23 March 2022, The Irish Times

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IKEA

Swedish retail chain selling furniture, appliances, and home furnishings

Food And Drink Companies Manufacturing Companies Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Retailers Furniture Retailers Superstores

Closely related to this is the withdrawal of foreign investors, as Western firms -- including PepsiCo, Unilever, Zara, Ikea and Goldman Sachs -- suspend or terminate their operations in Russia.

[Jeffrey Frankel] These Russia sanctions are different

22 March 2022, The Korea Herald

For all of these reasons, the company groups have decided to temporarily pause IKEA operations in Russia."

These Franchises Have Stopped Doing Business in Russia

17 March 2022, Entrepreneur

Major brands like Apple, Ikea and Nike no longer sell their products in Russia
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He managed to buy a fridge, cooker, washing machine and a kettle, and ordered a bed and a cupboard from Ikea just a day before it closed.
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Swedish furniture retailer Ikea announced it has suspended all operations in Russia.

How sanctions have changed everyday life in Russia

14 March 2022, RNZ

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The Coca-Cola Company

American multinational beverage corporation

Food And Drink Companies Drink Companies Soft Drinks Manufacturers Food Companies

Coca-Cola, which sold Coke in every nation except North Korea and Cuba, suspended operations in Russia.

Economic shock and awe: The strategy behind the economic sanctions against Russia

20 March 2022, CBS News

Recently, many of the world’s biggest brands have suspended operations in Russia, including McDonald’s Corp., Starbucks Corp., Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and packaged-goods giant Unilever PLC.

Burger King parent company to pull out of Russia after franchisee refused request to close restaurants

18 March 2022, The Globe and Mail

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many of the world’s biggest brands have suspended operations there, including McDonald’s Corp., Starbucks Corp., The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and packaged-goods giant Unilever PLC.

Burger King parent company to pull out of Russia after franchisee refused request to close restaurants

17 March 2022, The Globe and Mail

McDonald’s, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola announced they wouldn't be operating there.

Papa John's faces backlash after American Russia franchisee refuses to close 190 stores

16 March 2022, NBC News

McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, among others, have ceased operations in Russia, amid what many commentators are likening to the economic relationship between the West and Russia before the fall of the Soviet Union.

International Business and Russia: A New Cold War or a Temporary Pause?

16 March 2022, Center for Strategic and International Studies

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VTB Bank

Russian banking and financial services company

Financial Services Companies Banks

VTB Bank has been sanctioned by the UK, the US and numerous European countries over the invasion.

Burger King unable to leave Russia as partner ‘refused’ to close shops

18 March 2022, Yahoo! News

Sidley Austin: The law firm, which also lobbies governments for clients, dropped Russian bank client VTB Group after U.S. sanctions were imposed once war broke out.

Here are the Chicago firms that are pulling out of Russia

16 March 2022, Crain's Chicago Business

Amongst the most prominent organizations affected are Sverbank and VTB, two of the largest Russian financial institutions, state-owned Sovcomflot, Russia's largest maritime and freight shipping company, and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

Windward Launches "Russia" Sanctions Compliance Solution to Allow Users to Trade with Confidence

14 March 2022, PR Newswire

Ten people on the management board of VTB Bank were also sanctioned, as were 11 members of Russia's legislature who voted to recognize the Donbas region of Ukraine — occupied by Russian forces — as independent nations.

US sanctions family of Putin spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov — including his Instagram influencer daughter

11 March 2022, Business Insider

The board of Russia’s second largest bank, VTB Bank, were also individually sanctioned on Friday for doing business in the financial services sector of the Russian economy.

Treasury slaps new sanctions on Russian elites

11 March 2022, TheHill

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Ford Motor Company

Automotive brand manufacturer

Agricultural Organizations Manufacturing Companies Engine Manufacturers Machine Manufacturers Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Bus Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Electric Vehicles Truck Manufacturers Retailers Vehicle Retailers And Dealership

US automaker Ford Motor Company said on March 1 it would suspend shipments of components and other support for a van-making venture 51% owned by Russian manufacturer Sollers.

Renault suspends Moscow plant, adjusts 2022 outlook

24 March 2022, RAPPLER

Following the February 24 special military operations by Russia in Ukraine, many automakers including, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Volvo have stopped shipments to Russia, "considering the potential risks associated with trading material with Russia, including the sanctions imposed by the EU and US.

French Carmaker Renault boycotts Russia, suspends production at its Moscow facility

24 March 2022, Big News Network.com

U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co said on March 1 it would suspend shipments of components and other support for a van-making venture 51% owned by Russian manufacturer Sollers.

Renault Suspends Moscow Plant, Adjusts 2022 Outlook

23 March 2022, International Business Times

Among the companies that have stopped Russian operations are Ashton Martin, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Nissan, Porche, Stellantis, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, while equipment and manufacturing companies that have closed their Russian facilities include AGCO, Bridgestone Americas, Caterpillar, Honeywell, John Deere, Komatsu, 3M, Otis and Stanley Black & Decker.

Cummins Suspends Russia Operations

19 March 2022, post-journal.com

In addition to sanctions measures by countries across the globe, several multinational corporations such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, TikTok, PayPal, IKEA, H&M, Starbucks, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Motors, Mercedes, Ford, Nike, financial service providers such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express, as well as firms like the PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte have announced halting their services in Russia.

Analysing the Russia/Ukraine Sanctions & their Impact on Indian Businesses – Part 2

14 March 2022, India Corporate Law

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PayPal Holdings, Inc.

American worldwide online payments system

Financial Services Companies Digital Currencies Companies Financial Technology Companies Payment Service Providers Retailers

Sanctions by private sector financial services companies like PayPal, Mastercard and Visa are hurting ordinary Russians.

The retrogressive effects of sanctions

22 March 2022, NewsIn.Asia

Notable financial infrastructure providers like PayPal, Mastercard and Visa have already suspended operations in Russia, which means expatriates using Russian banks are not able to use their cards overseas.

Tech talent flees Russia as Western sanctions bite

20 March 2022, TechCrunch

They have also cancelled the operation of online Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Paypal modes of payment in Russia.

Western sanctions against Russia: Unity missing

16 March 2022, Organiser

Banks and fintech firms that have blocked Russia include Visa and Mastercard, American Express, Paypal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

Africa should draw lessons from sanctions on Russia

15 March 2022, The Citizen

Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and American Express also suspended services, leaving Russians outside the country unable to use their debit cards and Russian banks scrambling to shift to a Chinese card issuers.

Sanctions will set Russian economy back 30 years

14 March 2022, southernstandard.com

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Meta Platforms, Inc.

American social media and technology company

Software Companies Artificial Intelligence Companies Social Networking Companies

The announcement that Netflix is pulling out of Russia follows a ban by the Kremlin on all Meta products, including Facebook and Instagram.

Netflix gives free video games to everyone except Russians as it pulls out of country

23 March 2022, Dailystar.co.uk

Russia has declared Meta (owner of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp) to be an “extremist organization” and is withdrawing from international governance bodies such as the Council of Europe and has been suspended from the European Broadcasting Union.

Digital sanctions against Russia could create a ‘splinternet,’ suggests MIT

18 March 2022, 9to5Mac

Tech giants like Airbnb have suspended business in Russia and Belarus, while others like Meta, Twitter, and Instagram were forced to shut down by the Russian government.

From handing cash to refugees to stopping service in Russia, here's how startups and VC firms are supporting Ukraine

17 March 2022, Business Insider

Instagram is no longer accessible in Russia after its parent company Meta was accused by Moscow of allowing calls for violence against Russians on its platforms.

As it happened: Over 160 civilian cars escape Mariupol, EU agrees new sanctions

16 March 2022, TheJournal.ie

Tech giants Meta and Alphabet have moved to curb misinformation from Russian media such as RT and Sputnik, whose accounts have been blocked.

Africa should draw lessons from sanctions on Russia

15 March 2022, The Citizen

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The Walt Disney Company

American diversified multinational mass media corporation

Entertainment Companies Media And Information Companies Motion Picture Companies Film Companies

On the other are politicians like Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who accuse the entertainment conglomerate of bending to cancel culture after a Disney decision to temporarily suspend political contributions in the state.

Biden to announce new Russia sanctions while in Brussels

23 March 2022, centralmaine.com

The restrictions imposed on the seven billionaires — all of whom the U.K. accuses of being “pro-Kremlin” and having “a close relationship” with Vladimir Putin — came after broad economic sanctions from the U.S. and European Union targeting Moscow and moves by the likes of Netflix, Disney, WarnerMedia and the BBC to stop or suspend all business in Russia in the wake of the war.

Sports Sanctions Hamper Oligarchs’ Ability to Launder Russia’s Reputation

16 March 2022, The Hollywood Reporter

Disney prohibits the release of its films in Russia.
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Disney’s major competitors, such as Warner Brothers and Sony, have decided to follow suit practically immediately, which means that about 99 percent of all films will no longer be released in Russia.

Real-time list of companies that are refusing Russian money if Ukrainian freedom is the price

15 March 2022, jewishbusinessnews.com

Financial sector giants Visa and Mastercard severed their ties with the Russian market, subsequently making all Russian-issued Visa and Mastercard bank and credit cards useless; the British Petroleum Company liquidated its holdings in the Russian energy sector and ended its long-standing business relationships; McDonald’s and PepsiCo proceeded to end their operations in Russia; and Disney opted to halt film releases in the country.

Russian prosecutors reportedly threaten to arrest executives and seize the assets of Western companies seeking to leave Russia

14 March 2022, TheBlaze

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PepsiCo, Inc.

Soft drink company

Agricultural Organizations Food And Drink Companies Drink Companies Food Companies

Closely related to this is the withdrawal of foreign investors, as Western firms -- including PepsiCo, Unilever, Zara, Ikea and Goldman Sachs -- suspend or terminate their operations in Russia.

[Jeffrey Frankel] These Russia sanctions are different

22 March 2022, The Korea Herald

Recently, many of the world’s biggest brands have suspended operations in Russia, including McDonald’s Corp., Starbucks Corp., Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and packaged-goods giant Unilever PLC.

Burger King parent company to pull out of Russia after franchisee refused request to close restaurants

18 March 2022, The Globe and Mail

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many of the world’s biggest brands have suspended operations there, including McDonald’s Corp., Starbucks Corp., The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and packaged-goods giant Unilever PLC.

Burger King parent company to pull out of Russia after franchisee refused request to close restaurants

17 March 2022, The Globe and Mail

Companies like PepsiCo, Levi Strauss, Coca-Cola suspended their sales, while one of the most symbolic departures was that of McDonald's.

DNA Explainer: Impact of Ukraine war on Russian economy

15 March 2022, DNA India

PepsiCo has suspended all drink sales in Russia following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, but said it will continue to sell essential items such as food and baby milk.

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

14 March 2022, The Independent

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Sony

Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation

Manufacturing Companies Electronic Products Manufacturers Audio Video Equipment Manufacturers Display Technology Companies Mobile Phone Manufacturers Media And Information Companies Software Companies Computer Hardware Companies Computer Storage Companies

Dozens of companies pulled out of Russia, with video game makers Nintendo and Sony halting all product shipments, packaged food giants Nestle and Mondeleze International halting investment, and tobacco groups scaling back operations.

'They appreciate a good pizza!' American boss of 190 Papa John's pizza stores defends decision to stay open in Russia in defiance of US chain's bosses vow to close there

15 March 2022, Mail Online

Disney’s major competitors, such as Warner Brothers and Sony, have decided to follow suit practically immediately, which means that about 99 percent of all films will no longer be released in Russia.

Real-time list of companies that are refusing Russian money if Ukrainian freedom is the price

15 March 2022, jewishbusinessnews.com

Sony Halts Operations in Russia, Temporarily Suspends Crunchyroll
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On Mar. 12, Sony Entertainment temporarily blocked Russian users from its anime streaming service, Crunchyroll.
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He also went on to tell employees that Sony will halt future TV distribution deals.

Sony Halts Operations in Russia, Temporarily Suspends Crunchyroll

13 March 2022, Tech Times

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American Express Company

American multinational financial services corporation

Financial Services Companies Financial Technology Companies

They have also cancelled the operation of online Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Paypal modes of payment in Russia.

Western sanctions against Russia: Unity missing

16 March 2022, Organiser

Financial services companies such as Visa and American Express are also discontinuing global services there.

International Business and Russia: A New Cold War or a Temporary Pause?

16 March 2022, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Banks and fintech firms that have blocked Russia include Visa and Mastercard, American Express, Paypal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

Africa should draw lessons from sanctions on Russia

15 March 2022, The Citizen

These companies join the sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union in a dramatic exodus by international brands including Netflix, Apple, PwC, American Express and many other companies.

Perils of Sanctions

15 March 2022, Odisha News, Odisha Latest news, Odisha Daily - OrissaPOST

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple and Google Pay limit their services in Russia

How sanctions have changed everyday life in Russia

14 March 2022, RNZ

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Toyota Motor

Japanese automotive brand manufacturer

Manufacturing Companies Engine Manufacturers Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Electric Vehicles Luxury Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Truck Manufacturers Retailers Luxury Brands Software Companies Artificial Intelligence Companies Robotics Companies

Among the companies that have stopped Russian operations are Ashton Martin, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Nissan, Porche, Stellantis, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, while equipment and manufacturing companies that have closed their Russian facilities include AGCO, Bridgestone Americas, Caterpillar, Honeywell, John Deere, Komatsu, 3M, Otis and Stanley Black & Decker.

Cummins Suspends Russia Operations

19 March 2022, post-journal.com

Both Toyota and VW have had to shut down production—in January in factories in Tianjin and then again in Changchun during March.

The chaos of war and COVID continues to close car factories

16 March 2022, Ars Technica

Volkswagen AG is halting production at its vehicle and component plants in the city from Monday through Wednesday, a spokeswoman said, while Toyota Motor Corp. also halted production at its Changchun plant on Monday and plans to resume operations based on government instructions, a spokesman said.

Covid-19 Shuts Down Plants in China, Hitting Apple Supplier, Auto Makers

14 March 2022, WSJ

Software companies like Microsoft, Google, Meta, Samsung, Apple, fashion designers like Zara and H&M, apart from automobile companies such as Toyota, Renault, have all ceased operations.

Russia legalises piracy, allows patent thefts to counter West sanctions: Report

12 March 2022, WION

Toyota is halting production at its St. Petersburg plant that makes RAV4 and Camry models starting March 4 because of supply-chain disruptions, saying it was watching events "with great concern for the safety of the people of Ukraine."

These are the companies that have pulled out of Russia since its invasion of Ukraine

10 March 2022, CBS News

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Amazon.com Inc.

American electronic commerce and cloud computing company

Manufacturing Companies Electronic Products Manufacturers Mobile Phone Manufacturers Retailers Bookstores Building Materials Retailers Hardware Stores Online Retailers Software Companies Computer Hardware Companies Cloud Computing Providers Transport Companies Freight And Logistics Companies Public Transport Operators

Amazon Won't Close AWS in Russia, Jeff Bezos Silent on Ukraine
. . .
Amazon has not stopped providing Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Russia despite a public call from the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykhailo Federov to do so.
. . .
We’ve suspended shipment of retail products to customers based in Russia and Belarus, and we will no longer be accepting new Russia and Belarus-based AWS customers and Amazon third-party sellers.
. . .
We are also suspending access to Prime Video for customers based in Russia, and we will no longer be taking orders for New World, which is the only video game we sell directly in Russia," the company wrote.

Amazon Won't Close AWS in Russia, Jeff Bezos Silent on Ukraine

17 March 2022, TheStreet

Discovery, WarnerMedia, and Amazon have also halted their services in Russia.

SMPTE Suspends Russian Chapter

15 March 2022, TVTechnology

28

.P. MOLLER MAERSK A

Danish business conglomerate

Transport Companies Freight And Logistics Companies Public Transport Operators

Maersk: Danish shipping company Maersk has halted its container shipping operations temporarily to and from Russia.

Most leading shipping companies have halted their services to Russia except COSCO Shipping, says GlobalData

24 March 2022, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Shipping channels and flights into Russia have been blocked as multinational shippers like MSC and Maersk have joined sanctions on Russia.

LG Electronics suspends shipments to Russia

22 March 2022, UPI

Many major marine shipping businesses, including Hapag-Lloyd AG of Germany and Maersk of Denmark, have already stopped shipping to Russia.

LG Suspends Shipping To Russia

21 March 2022, Channel News Australia

The suspension came as the world's major marine shippers, such as Hapag-Lloyd AG of Germany and Maersk of Denmark, have suspended their shipping services to Russia due to a demand fall and the global sanctions against Russian over its invasion of Ukraine.

LG suspends shipments to Russia due to logistics plight

20 March 2022, The Korea Herald

Maersk and other major carriers have suspended bookings from and to Russia.

More Russian businesses face sanctions fallout

15 March 2022, Riviera

29

BP PLC

British multinational oil and gas company

Chemical Companies Energy Companies Natural Gas Companies Mining Companies Oil Companies Retailers Gas Station

This has been BP’s problem for many years in Russia, and it is now pulling out.

Warwick Lightfoot: Will western sanctions halt Putin’s war? I wouldn’t bet on it.

24 March 2022, Conservative Home

Many prominent companies, like BP and General Mills, have recently announced they will no longer provide services in Russia, whether that means closing manufacturing facilities or canceling previously-negotiated contracts with Russian entities.

Russia Blames Sanctions for Putting 8.4 Million Jobs at Risk

23 March 2022, Newsweek

Shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, BP PLC said it would divest its nearly 20% stake in Russian state-controlled oil producer Rosneft, while Shell PLC said it would end its Russian joint ventures.
. . .
In recent days, the world’s largest oil-services companies, Halliburton Co. , Baker Hughes Co. and Schlumberger Ltd. , said they were winding down work or suspending new investment and technology deployment in Russia.

Russia’s Oil-and-Gas Industry Is Starting to Feel the Bite of Sanctions

23 March 2022, WSJ

The commodity-heavy index rose 0.5pc to 7,442, hitting its highest level in more than two weeks, driven by gains in Shell and BP, which tracked a jump of more than $4 in the price of crude oil.

Live Oil prices soar on new EU push for Russian embargo - live updates

21 March 2022, The Telegraph

30

BBC

Public service broadcaster of the UK

Media And Information Companies Broadcasting Companies Radio Stations Television Broadcasting Companies Television Channels

Kolobov told the BBC that he owns a 30% stake in the business and that he himself didn't have the "authority or power" to stop Burger King's Russian operations.

Burger King's attempts to shutter its Russia operations are thwarted after its joint venture partner 'refused' to close 800 restaurants

21 March 2022, Business Insider

Access to the BBC has also been restricted inside Russia, leading the corporation to issue guidance over how to continue using its services.

Russia sanctions Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and others

16 March 2022, Graphic Online

The restrictions imposed on the seven billionaires — all of whom the U.K. accuses of being “pro-Kremlin” and having “a close relationship” with Vladimir Putin — came after broad economic sanctions from the U.S. and European Union targeting Moscow and moves by the likes of Netflix, Disney, WarnerMedia and the BBC to stop or suspend all business in Russia in the wake of the war.

Sports Sanctions Hamper Oligarchs’ Ability to Launder Russia’s Reputation

16 March 2022, The Hollywood Reporter

The BBC also suspended its journalism from Russia following the announcement of the new censorship law, although it U-turned on its decision on Tuesday and has now resumed reporting.

Discovery suspends operations in Russia amid war on Ukraine

10 March 2022, The Siasat Daily

Based on the report, prior to the decision made by Discovery, several giant corporations including BBC and CNN have announced the temporary suspension of their services in Russia.

Discovery Joins Other Mass Media Firms in Temporarily Stopping Broadcasts in Russia

9 March 2022, Philippine News

31

London Metal Exchange

Futures exchange in London, England

Manufacturing Companies Building Materials Companies Mining Companies Metal Mining Companies

The LME was forced to suspend the market shortly after 8 a.m. local time or suffer a catastropiuc collapse of the exchange.
. . .
Because of the sudden price shock, the LME had no choice but to suspend trading in hopes that the brokers would collect the funds from their clients.

March 23, 2022 | It’s Not Just Energy – It’s Also Metals

23 March 2022, HoweStreet

Backlash against London Metal Exchange reaches fever pitch after nickel trading halted for third day in row

Backlash against London Metal Exchange reaches fever pitch after nickel trading halted for third day in row

18 March 2022, This is Money

The London Metal Exchange (LME) was forced to suspend nickel trading again after an IT glitch saw a handful of trades executed below the daily price limit.
. . .
The LME said despite suspending nickel trading on LMEselect, nickel continued to trade on the inter-office and ring execution venues.

Nickel trading halted again amid LME price glitch

17 March 2022, Australian Resources & Investment

32

Airbnb, Inc.

Online platform for rental accommodations

Hospitality Companies Tourist Accommodations Retailers Transport Companies Public Transport Operators

Tech giants like Airbnb have suspended business in Russia and Belarus, while others like Meta, Twitter, and Instagram were forced to shut down by the Russian government.

From handing cash to refugees to stopping service in Russia, here's how startups and VC firms are supporting Ukraine

17 March 2022, Business Insider

The largest international companies, including the Swedish IKEA, the H&M clothing brand, Airbnb and Booking.com, are leaving the republic en masse.

‘We are always under sanctions’

12 March 2022, The Frontier Post

AirBaltic has suspended all flights to and from the Russian markert, while travel-booking company Expedia have suspended all travel in and out of Russia, joined by Airbnb who have also suspended all operations in Belarus.

Russia sanctions: PlayStation and Nintendo join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

10 March 2022, The Independent

Airbnb said it was "suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus."

Polish Ambassador Says Sanctions On Russia Should "Last For A Decade, Maybe 15 Years"

10 March 2022, Zero Hedge

In recent days, other tech giants, including Apple, Airbnb and Microsoft, have taken similar steps to suspend sales and operations in Russia — joining a growing number of multinationals effectively boycotting or withdrawing from the country as a protest against Putin’s war in Ukraine.

Google suspends Play store billing, YouTube payments in Russia

10 March 2022, TechCrunch

33

Gazprom

Russian oil and gas company

Energy Companies Natural Gas Companies Mining Companies Oil Companies

Investment in energy projects within Russia run by other Russian companies, including gas giant Gazprom, will also be banned.

EU blacklists Abramovich, targets energy, luxury sectors with new Russia sanctions

16 March 2022, RAPPLER

Within hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, German soccer team Schalke 04 canceled its shirt sponsorship deal with Gazprom, removing the company logo from its jerseys.
. . .
UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, quickly followed suit, ending its partnership with Gazprom for the Champions League and all other competitions and joining world soccer body FIFA in kicking Russian teams out of all its club and international competitions.

Sports Sanctions Hamper Oligarchs’ Ability to Launder Russia’s Reputation

16 March 2022, The Hollywood Reporter

The move was followed by Shell’s decision to end its partnership with Russia’s Gazprom and shut all its petrol stations in Russia.

Why is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine halting EV production?

14 March 2022, Energy Live News

The US could further tighten energy-related sanctions by adding major companies such as oil giant Rosneft or gas producer Gazprom to the SDN list.

How the US could tighten sanctions on Russia

11 March 2022, Hindu Business Line

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London Stock Exchange

Stock exchange in the City of London

Financial Services Companies Stock Exchanges

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain‘s London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) said on Friday, March 11, it is suspending all products and services for all customers in Russia, days after suspending the distribution of news and commentary in the country following new laws in Moscow.

London Stock Exchange Group suspends all services in Russia

12 March 2022, RAPPLER

The UK government froze the assets of the Chelsea owner yesterday which sent Evraz’s share price plummeting, leading the London Stock Exchange to suspend trading in the firm.

Evraz board quits after Abramovich hit with sanctions

11 March 2022, CityAM

‘It makes no sense if all major Western companies are pulling out of Russia but the LSE continues to list Russian companies.
. . .
Rosneft is yet another whose shares hold a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and while they are suspended, they have not yet been booted off.

Steelmaker for Russian tanks STILL on LSE: Evraz among firms to see shares suspended but regulator stops short of giving them the boot

10 March 2022, This is Money

Eventually the London Stock Exchange suspended trading of Evraz stock to protect investors, “pending clarification of the impact of the U.K. sanctions.”

Roman Abramovich, major Evraz shareholder, sanctioned by the United Kingdom

10 March 2022, Global News

35

Spotify

Swedish streaming service of music and podcasts

Media And Information Companies Retailers Software Companies Data Providers

Music streaming platform Spotify has responded to the conflict by closing its Russian office, and removing all content from RT and Sputnik.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

12 March 2022, Metro

All three of the world's major record labels - Sony, Warner and Universal - have closed their offices in Russia, and Spotify has announced it is cancelling its subscription service, although the free, ad-funded version will still work.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

11 March 2022, BusinessGhana

Numerous other internet platforms have either blocked access to Russian state media content, are adding labels to identify it as such are have otherwise suppressed it, including Facebook parent Meta, Twitter, Spotify and TikTok.

YouTube Suspends All Monetization in Russia, Blocks Kremlin-Backed Channels Worldwide

11 March 2022, Variety

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Spotify announced on March 3 that the world’s leading streaming music brand was closing its office in Russia.

Here Are All the Music Companies Halting Business in Russia (Updating)

11 March 2022, Billboard

Sound Exchange’s announcement follows the news that Spotify is no longer taking any money out of Russia – via ads or subscribers.

Now SoundExchange pulls out of Russia

11 March 2022, Music Business Worldwide

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National Hockey League (NHL)

North American professional ice hockey league

Entertainment Companies Sports Clubs

Additionally, many U.S-based and global brands -- such as McDonald's, Coca-Cola, the National Hockey League and Visa -- have pulled out of or cut ties with Russia as punishment for the deadly violence.

Russia sanctions Biden, Blinken, 11 other U.S. leaders

15 March 2022, UPI

In addition, EA Games removed Russian teams from its FIFA and NHL games, and later cut off all sales to Russia and Belarus.

Sony suspends PlayStation store, console sales in Russia

10 March 2022, India Post News - Breaking and latest news worldwide - Indian Diaspora

Recently, EA also suspended all operations in Russia, after having removed the Russian national teams and clubs from its FIFA and NHL games.

PlayStation Has Suspended All Operations in Russia

10 March 2022, GamingBolt

Elsewhere, the National Hockey League (NHL) has suspended its dealings with the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in a move which could make it more difficult for Russian players to move to the North American competition.
. . .
The NHL has already suspended its relationships with its business partners in Russia and paused its Russian-language social and digital media sites.

Adidas closes Russia stores amid Ukraine invasion

10 March 2022, SportsPro

37

Binance

Cryptocurrency exchange

Financial Services Companies Digital Currencies Companies Stock Exchanges

While major exchanges like Binance and Coinbase have stopped short at imposing blanket bans on all Russians, they have abided by sanctions to block target individuals.

Tech talent flees Russia as Western sanctions bite

20 March 2022, TechCrunch

However, exchanges like Binance, Kraken, Coinbase, and FTX are currently compliant with upholding sanctions on Oligarchs and Russian banks.

FTX CEO Expresses Concern Over Perceived Stance Of Exchanges On Sanctions

19 March 2022, ZyCrypto

“To stop Russia in its tracks, and to bring about a more democratic world with personal freedom through cryptocurrency, we appeal to crypto exchanges worldwide, including Binance, to block any interaction with sanctioned individuals until the fall of Putin’s regime and end of aggression against Ukraine,” said the Kuna founder.

US lawmakers discuss crypto’s role in sanctions, national security and humanitarian aid

17 March 2022, Cointelegraph

Changpeng Zhao, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance also said that the exchange is freezing the accounts of Russians targeted by international sanctions.

Millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency found in sanctioned wallets: Elliptic

16 March 2022, The Indian Express

Crypto exchanges from Binance to Coinbase Global Inc. have said they will abide by the imposed sanctions.

Crypto sleuth may have found tokens of sanctioned Russians

15 March 2022, Moneyweb

38

Burger King

Global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants

Food And Drink Companies Food Companies Hospitality Companies Fast Food Restaurants Restaurants Retailers

Restaurant Brands International says it has pulled corporate support from the roughly 800 Burger King locations in Russia.

Investors beware: The West is going to hit Russia with more sanctions

23 March 2022, CNN

Burger King's attempts to shutter its Russia operations are thwarted after its joint venture partner 'refused' to close 800 restaurants
. . .
Burger King said the operator of its 800 Russian restaurants "refused" to close them.
. . .
Burger King's attempts to close its Russian operation have been thwarted after the operator of its 800 outlets in the country said he is unable to close them because he doesn't have the necessary shareholder backing to do so, the BBC reported.
. . .
Kolobov told the BBC that he owns a 30% stake in the business and that he himself didn't have the "authority or power" to stop Burger King's Russian operations.

Burger King's attempts to shutter its Russia operations are thwarted after its joint venture partner 'refused' to close 800 restaurants

21 March 2022, Business Insider

39

Premier League

English men's association football top league

Entertainment Companies Sports Clubs

The public lobbying to be chosen as a preferred bidder for Chelsea stepped up as increased offers were being mulled by bankers tasked with selling the English Premier League club for sanctioned owner Roman Abramovich.

Bids raised to take ownership of Chelsea from sanctioned owner Abramovich

22 March 2022, Business Standard India

The Premier League has suspended its agreement with Russian broadcaster Okko Sport
. . .
Premier League clubs halted broadcasts in the country earlier this month following the invasion after the government made it clear they wanted transmissions to stop immediately.

EXCLUSIVE: FA left FUMING after Cup quarter-finals were shown live on TV in Russia - and there are fears England's upcoming friendlies will be broadcast too despite sanctions amid Ukraine invasion

21 March 2022, Mail Online

UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, quickly followed suit, ending its partnership with Gazprom for the Champions League and all other competitions and joining world soccer body FIFA in kicking Russian teams out of all its club and international competitions.

Sports Sanctions Hamper Oligarchs’ Ability to Launder Russia’s Reputation

16 March 2022, The Hollywood Reporter

Chelsea scraps bid to close FA Cup game to all fans

Chelsea scraps bid to close FA Cup game to all fans

15 March 2022, AP NEWS

40

Coinbase Global, Inc.

American company that operates a cryptocurrency exchange platform

Financial Services Companies Digital Currencies Companies Financial Technology Companies

While major exchanges like Binance and Coinbase have stopped short at imposing blanket bans on all Russians, they have abided by sanctions to block target individuals.

Tech talent flees Russia as Western sanctions bite

20 March 2022, TechCrunch

However, exchanges like Binance, Kraken, Coinbase, and FTX are currently compliant with upholding sanctions on Oligarchs and Russian banks.

FTX CEO Expresses Concern Over Perceived Stance Of Exchanges On Sanctions

19 March 2022, ZyCrypto

Major cryptocurrency exchanges with U.S. operations all say they are enforcing existing sanctions against specified people and entities—Coinbase touted that it currently blocks 25,000 Russian addresses—while at the same time rebuffing a request from Ukraine to place a blanket ban on all Russian users.

Crypto Advocates Say Elizabeth Warren’s Sanctions Bill Is Unconstitutional

17 March 2022, Vice

Furthermore, in a recent blog post published during the first week of March, the popular crypto exchange Coinbase disclosed it had blacklisted more than 25,000 crypto addresses tied to Russian individuals or entities.

Elliptic Identifies 'Several Hundred Thousand Crypto Addresses' Tied to Russia-Based Sanctioned Actors

17 March 2022, Bitcoin News

Recently, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said it blocked over 25,000 addresses related to Russian individuals or entities that the company believes “to be engaging in illicit activity.”

Millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency found in sanctioned wallets: Elliptic

16 March 2022, The Indian Express

41

General Motors Company

Automotive manufacturing corporation based in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Manufacturing Companies Engine Manufacturers Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Electric Vehicles Truck Manufacturers

Among the companies that have stopped Russian operations are Ashton Martin, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Nissan, Porche, Stellantis, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, while equipment and manufacturing companies that have closed their Russian facilities include AGCO, Bridgestone Americas, Caterpillar, Honeywell, John Deere, Komatsu, 3M, Otis and Stanley Black & Decker.

Cummins Suspends Russia Operations

19 March 2022, post-journal.com

In addition to sanctions measures by countries across the globe, several multinational corporations such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, TikTok, PayPal, IKEA, H&M, Starbucks, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Motors, Mercedes, Ford, Nike, financial service providers such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express, as well as firms like the PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte have announced halting their services in Russia.

Analysing the Russia/Ukraine Sanctions & their Impact on Indian Businesses – Part 2

14 March 2022, India Corporate Law

Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce are among the car-makers that have halted deliveries of vehicles to Russia due to the conflict, while construction equipment manufacturer JCB has paused all operations.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

11 March 2022, BusinessGhana

Caterpillar, McDonalds, American Express, Ford and General Motors are among the companies to suspend operations in Russia.

Major St. Louis law firm pulling out of Russia

11 March 2022, FOX 2

General Motors said it was halting all exports to Russia "until further notice," according to CNN.

PokerStars Stands Up for Ukraine, Suspends Operations in Russia

9 March 2022, Poker News

42

NIKE, Inc.

American athletic equipment company

Clothing Companies Shoe Brands Sportswear Brands Food And Drink Companies Animal Food Manufacturers Manufacturing Companies Sporting Goods Manufacturers

After the closing bell, Nike will report earnings.

EU Eyes Oil Sanctions, Fading Peace Hopes, Boeing Crash - What's Moving Markets

21 March 2022, Investing.com

Adidas has meanwhile suspended its partnership with the Russian Football Union effective immediately while Nike has halted all online sales in Russia, and Puma has closed its stores.

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

18 March 2022, The Independent

Allowing “parallel imports” reflects how Russia’s retail sector has been upended by Western economic sanctions and decisions by international firms like H&M and Nike to restrict their activity in Russia.

Russia contemplates ‘parallel imports’ after top brands halt sales

18 March 2022, oann.com

Major brands like Apple, Ikea and Nike no longer sell their products in Russia

How sanctions have changed everyday life in Russia

14 March 2022, RNZ

Other major brands like Nike, Apple and Ikea are no longer selling their products in Russia.

Ukraine War: How Western Sanctions Have Changed Daily Life In Russia

14 March 2022, NDTV.com

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Volkswagen

Automotive brand; manufacturing subsidiary of Volkswagen Group

Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Retailers

Among the companies that have stopped Russian operations are Ashton Martin, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Nissan, Porche, Stellantis, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, while equipment and manufacturing companies that have closed their Russian facilities include AGCO, Bridgestone Americas, Caterpillar, Honeywell, John Deere, Komatsu, 3M, Otis and Stanley Black & Decker.

Cummins Suspends Russia Operations

19 March 2022, post-journal.com

Both BMW and Volkswagen have both been forced to idle plants across Europe after Russia's invasion forced Ukrainian wiring plants to shut.

Europe's car plants halted by lack of low-cost Ukrainian component

17 March 2022, Sott.net

In Europe, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has caused BMW and Volkswagen to halt production at a number of their factories.
. . .
VW announced a three-day halt at a factory in Dresden as well.
. . .
Both Toyota and VW have had to shut down production—in January in factories in Tianjin and then again in Changchun during March.

The chaos of war and COVID continues to close car factories

16 March 2022, Ars Technica

44

AIRBUS

European aircraft manufacturer

Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Aircraft Manufacturers Professional Service Companies Defense Companies Transport Companies Public Transport Operators

Boeing and Airbus have cut off the spare parts Russian airlines need to keep flying across a nation spanning 11 time zones.

Economic shock and awe: The strategy behind the economic sanctions against Russia

20 March 2022, CBS News

Another reason why repairing planes will now be more complicated: Manufacturers including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer have announced they will suspend business with Russian companies and individuals, making it difficult—if not impossible—for Russian owners to replace parts and keep their planes flying.

A Guide To The Private Jets And Helicopters Owned By Sanctioned Russian Billionaires

18 March 2022, Forbes

Boeing: The jet maker halted Moscow operations and stopped titanium purchases from Russia, while rival Airbus continued to source from the country.

Here are the Chicago firms that are pulling out of Russia

16 March 2022, Crain's Chicago Business

As Boeing and Airbus are banned from shipping spare parts to Russia, this could force airlines to turn to risky alternatives, like buying uncertified supplies from China or "cannibalizing" parts from planes on the ground, including lessor jets.

Russia is seizing Western-built airliners while sanctions block parts, maintenance, and support

14 March 2022, Business Insider

Russian airlines operating western aircraft face further hurdles – sanctions also mean that manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus will no longer supply spare parts.

New blow for AirBridgeCargo as Bermuda suspends certificates

14 March 2022, Air Cargo News

45

Samsung

South Korean multinational conglomerate

Manufacturing Companies Electronic Products Manufacturers Mobile Phone Manufacturers Retailers

According to a report by The Elec, Samsung temporarily halted operations at its TV factory in Kaluga, near Moscow, Russia, in light of the ongoing Russian – Ukrainian war.
. . .
Samsung has suspended all exports to Russia, from chips to smartphones and consumer electronics.
. . .
Originally, Samsung was to leave the LCD panel market at the end of 2020.
. . .
For this significant drop in price, Samsung will withdraw from LCD panel production half a year ahead of schedule.

Samsung TV factory in Russia suspends operations

22 March 2022, Gizchina.com

LG Electronics has suspended shipments to Russia, due to what the company politely calls “offshore logistics.”

LG Suspends Shipping To Russia

21 March 2022, Channel News Australia

46

RENAULT

Automotive conglomerate

Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Bus Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Electric Vehicles Luxury Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Truck Manufacturers Retailers Luxury Brands

PARIS — French car giant Renault says it will immediately suspend operations at its Moscow factory after Kyiv called for a boycott of the company for remaining in Russia.

Renault suspends work at Moscow factory

24 March 2022, The Times Of Israel

Renault suspends production at Moscow plant after Zelensky speech
. . .
France-based automaker Renault announced on Wednesday that it would halt operations in Moscow while assessing options on a majority stake in Avtovaz, Russia's top carmaker, amid the ongoing Ukrainian invasion.
. . .
Earlier this week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged French companies, including Renault, to stop operating in Russia.

Renault suspends production at Moscow plant after Zelensky speech

24 March 2022, TheHill

PARIS (March 24): Shares in French carmaker Renault fell on early trade on Thursday after the company announced it was suspending operations at its plant in Moscow.

Renault shares down after company suspends Moscow plant

24 March 2022, The Edge Markets

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Everton Football Club

Association football club in Liverpool, England

Entertainment Companies Sports Clubs

The tycoon – a former 30% shareholder in Arsenal football club who has also ploughed millions into sponsoring Everton and is subject to sanctions – can today be revealed as connected to at least six luxury UK properties and one central London office building, collectively worth more than £170m and held via a complex web of offshore companies and family members.

Alisher Usmanov’s assets may be out of reach of sanctions regime

22 March 2022, the Guardian

Everton suspended its deals with Usmanov’s companies, which included a $16 million-a-year sponsorship of Everton’s training ground, an agreement that began in 2017, and an option — worth $40 million — for naming rights to the club’s new stadium.

Sports Sanctions Hamper Oligarchs’ Ability to Launder Russia’s Reputation

16 March 2022, The Hollywood Reporter

Everton FC suspended its $15 million plus naming rights deal with Usmanov's holding company USM.

The Russian oligarchs hit by sanctions

12 March 2022, RTE.ie

Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick calls out Arsenal and Everton in defence of Chelsea sanctions

Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick calls out Arsenal and Everton in defence of Chelsea sanctions

11 March 2022, Dailystar.co.uk

Last week, Everton suspended all sponsorship deals with the Uzbek oligarch Alisher Usmanov, another of Putin’s allies struck by sanctions.

Sanctions for Russian oligarch Abramovich leave his Chelsea soccer club in a precarious position

11 March 2022, CNBC

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Volvo

Swedish manufacturing company

Manufacturing Companies Engine Manufacturers Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Truck Manufacturers

Following the February 24 special military operations by Russia in Ukraine, many automakers including, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Volvo have stopped shipments to Russia, "considering the potential risks associated with trading material with Russia, including the sanctions imposed by the EU and US.

French Carmaker Renault boycotts Russia, suspends production at its Moscow facility

24 March 2022, Big News Network.com

Among the companies that have stopped Russian operations are Ashton Martin, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Nissan, Porche, Stellantis, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, while equipment and manufacturing companies that have closed their Russian facilities include AGCO, Bridgestone Americas, Caterpillar, Honeywell, John Deere, Komatsu, 3M, Otis and Stanley Black & Decker.

Cummins Suspends Russia Operations

19 March 2022, post-journal.com

Geely, the owner of Volvo, and Lenovo, the Chinese computer maker, have reportedly suspended exports, while TikTok, which is owned by ByteDance, has suspended service in Russia.

As China quietly joins sanctions against Russia, Xi might be too rational to risk arming Putin

16 March 2022, The Sydney Morning Herald

Volvo (based in Sweden but owned by a Chinese firm) and TikTok (run from Singapore but Chinese-owned) have suspended some operations in Russia.

Sanctions Will China offer Russia financial help?

10 March 2022, The Economist

Volvo AB and Daimler Truck Holding AG, which manufacture trucks, also stopped business activities there.

Ukraine War: McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Netflix, Samsung join growing list of MNCs suspending business in Russia

9 March 2022, Indiablooms.com

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Nestlé

Swiss food and beverage company

Agricultural Organizations Food And Drink Companies Drink Companies Soft Drinks Manufacturers Food Companies Retailers

Swiss rival Nestle said it would halt the sale of a wide range of brands in Russia, including several nonessential products such as KitKat snacks and Nesquik chocolate mix.

Renault suspends Moscow plant, adjusts 2022 outlook

24 March 2022, RAPPLER

Nestle Suspends Sales Of KitKat, Nesquik And Other Brands In Russia
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Nestle SA (NSRGY.PK), one of the largest food company in the world, announced that it is suspending sales of some of its brands, including KitKat and Nesquik, in Russia amid ongoing pressure as Russia continues to invade Ukraine.
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"We are suspending renowned Nestlé brands such as KitKat and Nesquik, among others," the company announced in a statement.
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"We have already halted non-essential imports and exports into and out of Russia, stopped all advertising, and suspended all capital investment in the country.

Nestle Suspends Sales Of KitKat, Nesquik And Other Brands In Russia

23 March 2022, RTTNews

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New York Stock Exchange

American stock exchange

Financial Services Companies Stock Exchanges

US oilfield services firms Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) declared they will be suspending their future Russia operations but maintaining their current portfolio in line with international laws and sanctions.

Europe Divided Over New Oil And Coal Sanctions

22 March 2022, OilPrice.com

Ratings agency S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) said earlier it had suspended services of all products to customers in Russia and Belarus who are subject to sanctions.

Credit Agricole suspends services in Russia as banks retreat

22 March 2022, Investing.com

COLUMBUS, Ind. - The board of directors for Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has suspended all commercial operations in Russia as a result of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Cummins Suspends Russian Operations

18 March 2022, Inside INdiana Business

Some Russians in Istanbul told Reuters it was difficult to do basic banking, in part due to Visa (NYSE:V) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) suspending operations for them as part of U.S. sanctions meant to punish President Vladimir Putin for the invasion.

Wary of Western sanctions, Turkey's banks resist Russian customers -sources

18 March 2022, Investing.com

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) today announced it immediately suspended future business in Russia as the Company complies with sanctions that prohibit transactions and work, including for certain state-owned Russian customers.

Halliburton (HAL) Suspends Russian Operations

18 March 2022, StreetInsider.com

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Warner Bros.

American producer of film, television, and music entertainment

Entertainment Companies Media And Information Companies Motion Picture Companies Film Companies

Disney’s major competitors, such as Warner Brothers and Sony, have decided to follow suit practically immediately, which means that about 99 percent of all films will no longer be released in Russia.

Real-time list of companies that are refusing Russian money if Ukrainian freedom is the price

15 March 2022, jewishbusinessnews.com

Previously, another Russian news site, Gazeta, tweeted on March 3 that Dmitry Ionin, a member of the Russian parliament, suggested unblocking RuTracker, the Russian-based BitTorrent file sharing site, in order to give Russian citizens access to popular Hollywood films, after major film studios Disney, Warner Bros, and Sony stopped doing business with the country.

Russia Moves To Legalize Online Media, Software Piracy To Get Around Sanctions

13 March 2022, The Daily Wire

Film fans in Russia wanting to go and see Warner Bros' new blockbuster The Batman won't be able to after the company suspended new film releases in the country.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

11 March 2022, BusinessGhana

WarnerMedia controls HBO, and its streaming sister, HBO Max, as well as Warner Bros (which previously paused releasing The Batman in Russia), Turner Entertainment, Fandango, Rotten Tomatoes, and the list goes on.

HBO finally pulls out of Russia as parent company WarnerMedia makes its exit

10 March 2022, BetaNews

In addition, Disney, Sony, and Warner Bros. halted film releases in Russia.

I’m a Ukrainian Official. We Need More Help on the Digital Front

9 March 2022, Wired

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FedEx Corporation

American multinational delivery services company

Transport Companies Freight And Logistics Companies Public Transport Operators

This month, both FedEx and UPS stopped service into Russia and now, the USPS temporarily suspended mail with the country, citing widespread cancellations and restrictions.

'It’s been a lifeline': Family of Paul Whelan impacted by USPS suspending mail to Russia

17 March 2022, WXYZ

With shipping giants, such as UPS and FedEx, pausing their services both to and from Russia, companies that are legally permitted to export to Russia are facing off against logistics/supply disruptions.

Russia May Look to the Grey Market as Supply Runs Low Amid Sanctions, Boycotts

10 March 2022, The Fashion Law

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) and FedEx Corp (FDX.N), two of the world’s largest logistics companies, halted delivery service to Russia and Ukraine.

Oil gains as spectre of sanctions on Russian oil spurs supply worry

8 March 2022, Cyprus Mail

"Meanwhile, e-commerce players such as Farfetch, MyTheresa and Net-A-Porter and even DHL and FedEx are also halting shipments to Russia," Ms Huntington said.

The multi-trillion-dollar fashion industry is halting sales in Russia, including Australian brands

6 March 2022, ABC Online

FedEx Corp. has suspended all services in Russia and Belarus as fighting intensifies following the invasion of Ukraine.

FedEx Suspends All Service in Russia, Belarus

4 March 2022, Transport Topics

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Adidas

German multinational corporation

Clothing Companies Shoe Brands Sportswear Brands Manufacturing Companies Sporting Goods Manufacturers

Adidas has meanwhile suspended its partnership with the Russian Football Union effective immediately while Nike has halted all online sales in Russia, and Puma has closed its stores.

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

18 March 2022, The Independent

The technology firm is one of hundreds of companies that have stopped or curtailed operations in Russia including Adidas, McDonald’s and Apple.

Honeywell CEO says suspending business in Russia won’t be a major headwind

14 March 2022, CNBC

Adidas suspended its partnership with the Russian Football Union effective immediately while Nike has halted all online sales in Russia, and Puma has closed its stores.

Russia sanctions: Cadbury and Pizza Hut join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

12 March 2022, The Independent

A notable recent addition to the list is Adidas, which also withdrew its deal with the Russian national football team and announced it would suspend operations in Russia until further notice, though it will continue to pay its employees there.

All the Western companies still trading in Russia after McDonald's pulls out

10 March 2022, Manchester Evening News

A growing number of multinationals, from McDonald's to Adidas and Samsung, have fully or partially halted business in Russia after its invasion of its neighbouring country two weeks ago.

Sony Suspends PlayStation Operations In Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis

10 March 2022, NDTV.com

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Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Airline in the United States

Transport Companies Airlines

Brazilian plane-maker Embraer has joined Airbus and Boeing in halting parts supplies to Russian airlines, and Delta Air Lines suspended its code sharing partnership with Russian airline Aeroflot.

Russia sanctions: PlayStation and Nintendo join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

10 March 2022, The Independent

Last week, Delta Air Lines suspended its codeshare agreement with Russian national carrier Aeroflot.

Growing list of sanctions, bans aims to punish Russia for escalating war in Ukraine

3 March 2022, UPI

Several airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines, have stopped all incoming and outgoing flights to Russia.

Western companies severing ties with Russia over invasion of Ukraine, sanctions

2 March 2022, Fox Business

Meanwhile, other prominent US air carriers including Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and United Airlines have also decided to suspend flying over Russian airspace.

Boeing suspends Russian operations over Ukraine war

2 March 2022, Arab News

Delta Air Lines Inc dropped 3.9% after Russia closed its airspace to airlines from 36 countries in response to Ukraine-related sanctions targeting its aviation sector.

S&P 500 ends lower as West hits Russia with sanctions

1 March 2022, marketscreener.com

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Moscow Exchange

Stock exchange located in Moscow, Russia

Financial Services Companies Stock Exchanges

The benchmark MOEX stock index climbed 4.88% on the day to 2,591.00,at the time of writing this article, while trading of its dollar-denominated peer RTS remained suspended.

Rouble rallies amid sanctions imposed on Russia

24 March 2022, Nairametrics

Trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange remains suspended.

EU and UK hit Russia with wider sanctions that target luxury

16 March 2022, SunOnline International

The prolonged halt of stock trading on the Moscow Exchange was another cause of the suspension.

Transactions suspended for Russia-related mutual funds

14 March 2022, The Asahi Shimbun

Since MOEX last opened almost two weeks ago, Russian stocks and related ETFs listed at the London and New York exchanges dropped significantly before trading was suspended, while global index providers began removing Russian equities from widely-tracked indexes.

Russian billionaires lose over $85bn as U.S, UK, others tighten sanctions

10 March 2022, National Daily Newspaper

Trading in equities on the Moscow Exchange remained closed.

Russian rouble drops to record lows in Moscow amid fresh sanctions

9 March 2022, Reuters

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Promsvyazbank

Privately owned Russian bank

Financial Services Companies Banks

Petr FradkovThe chair and chief executive of Promsvyazbank is also the son of Mikhail Fradkov, a former prime minister of Russia and former director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.

Russia: the oligarchs and business figures on western sanction lists

4 March 2022, the Guardian

Petr Fradkov, head of Promsvyazbank (itself already sanctioned) and son of former head of FSB

The Sanctions Imposed So Far on Russia From the U.S., EU and U.K.

28 February 2022, Bloomberg.com

Britain announced sanctions on more than 100 Russian individuals and entities, including an asset freeze and travel ban on Yelena Georgieva, chair of the board of Novikombank; Pyotr Fradkov, Promsvyazbank chairman; Denis Bortnikov, VTB deputy president; Kirill Shamalov, President Vladimir Putin's former son-in-law; and United Aircraft's Yury Slyusar.

How Western sanctions target Russia

27 February 2022, Deccan Herald

The United States Treasury Department has issued blocking sanctions against the vessel because, according to Treasury, it was owned by a subsidiary of Russian lender Promsvyazbank, one of the Russian entities hit by US and European Union sanctions.
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Promsvyazbank, in a comment sent to Reuters, said its subsidiary no longer owns the Baltic Leader, and that it was bought by a different entity before the sanctions were imposed.

France seizes ship suspected of violating sanctions against Russia in English Channel

27 February 2022, Arab News

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OneWeb

Global communications company

Media And Information Companies Telecommunications Companies Software Companies Video Messaging Companies

Earlier this month, OneWeb called off the scheduled March 4 launch of 36 satellites from Baikonur and suspended ties with Russia's space agency Roscosmos because of last-minute demands imposed on the company by Moscow, including a guarantee that OneWeb's technology would not be used for military purposes.

OneWeb to launch satellites with rival SpaceX after suspending ties with Russian agency

21 March 2022, Reuters

Earlier in March, OneWeb, said it would halt launches after Moscow’s space agency Roscosmos demanded guarantees that its technology would not be used for military purposes.

OneWeb to launch satellites with SpaceX after suspending ties with Russian agency

21 March 2022, The Globe and Mail

(Reuters) – OneWeb will resume satellite launches with Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the British satellite communications company said on Monday after it suspended launches from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

OneWeb to launch satellites with SpaceX after suspending ties with Russian agency

21 March 2022, oann.com

Recently, the board of OneWeb — jointly owned by India’s Bharti Global and the UK government — voted to suspend satellite launches from the Baikonur rocket port in Russia.

Sanctions against Russia may offer opportunities for India’s space sector

13 March 2022, Communications Today

Recently, the board of OneWeb -- jointly owned by India's Bharti Global and the UK government -- voted to suspend satellite launches from the Baikonur rocket port in Russia.

Sanctions against Russia may offer opportunities for India's space sector

13 March 2022, ETTelecom.com | Satcom

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International Olympic Committee

Non-governmental sports organisation (founded 1894)

Professional Service Companies Event Management Companies

In a statement the FIDE said: "Taking into account the current recommendations of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), the FIDE Council suspends the national teams of Russia and Belarus from participation in official FIDE tournaments until further notice."

Chess teams from Russia, Belarus suspended; not to play in Chennai Olympiad (Ld)

17 March 2022, NetIndia123.com

"Taking into account the current recommendations of the IOC, the FIDE Council suspends the national teams of Russia and Belarus from participation in official FIDE tournaments until further notice," the FIDE said in a statement.
. . .
The International Olympic Committee had recommended all the sports federations to exclude Russia and Belarus -- which has extended support in the invasion -- from international events, but had left the final decision to individual governing bodies.

World chess body FIDE suspends Russia and Belarus from its official events

16 March 2022, The New Indian Express

Already, German brand on Thursday March 3, said it would "suspend its contract With the Russian Basketball Federation", after the decision of the IOC ( International Olympic Committee) to recommend the exclusion of Russian athletes from international competition.

Puma shuts down stores in Russia following Ukraine invasion

7 March 2022, Pulse Nigeria

Bach said the IOC had no deals with firms from Russia, but that Russian and Belarusian territories had been removed from the European tender for Olympic broadcast rights which was launched last week.

War in Ukraine: No Commitment to Lift Russia Sanctions in Case of Peace Deal, Says IOC

3 March 2022, News18

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United Parcel Service, Inc.

International package delivery company

Transport Companies Freight And Logistics Companies Public Transport Operators

This month, both FedEx and UPS stopped service into Russia and now, the USPS temporarily suspended mail with the country, citing widespread cancellations and restrictions.

'It’s been a lifeline': Family of Paul Whelan impacted by USPS suspending mail to Russia

17 March 2022, WXYZ

UPDATE 1-UPS suspends pickup, delivery services in Chinese tech hub Shenzhen
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March 16 (Reuters) - Logistics company United Parcel Service Inc has suspended all pickup, delivery and self pickup services in the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Dongguan after strict restrictions were imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATE 1-UPS suspends pickup, delivery services in Chinese tech hub Shenzhen

16 March 2022, Yahoo! News

With shipping giants, such as UPS and FedEx, pausing their services both to and from Russia, companies that are legally permitted to export to Russia are facing off against logistics/supply disruptions.

Russia May Look to the Grey Market as Supply Runs Low Amid Sanctions, Boycotts

10 March 2022, The Fashion Law

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) and FedEx Corp (FDX.N), two of the world’s largest logistics companies, halted delivery service to Russia and Ukraine.

Oil gains as spectre of sanctions on Russian oil spurs supply worry

8 March 2022, Cyprus Mail

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PlayStation

Gaming brand created and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment

Manufacturing Companies Toy Manufacturers Media And Information Companies Software Companies Video Game Companies

It’s also worth noting Sony’s PlayStation division had already halted hardware and software sales before Friday’s decision.

Sony's Crunchyroll anime streaming service suspends operations in Russia

12 March 2022, Engadget

PlayStation and Nintendo join Xbox in suspending sales in Russia over Ukraine conflict

PlayStation and Nintendo join Xbox in suspending sales in Russia over Ukraine conflict

11 March 2022, Pulse Nigeria

Russian gamers fuming as Sony suspends all Playstation sales in response to Putin's war
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The exodus of Western companies continues to pile pressure on Putin, as McDonald's, IKEA, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and now Playstation have ceased operations in Russia.
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It will stop shipping new consoles, physical games and even the Playstation Store, as well as cancelling the launch of its new racer, Gran Turismo 7, which has released to rave reviews.

Russian gamers fuming as Sony suspends all Playstation sales in response to Putin's war

10 March 2022, Dailystar.co.uk

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Three UK

Communications provider and mobile network operator in the United Kingdom

Media And Information Companies Telecommunications Companies Retailers

Chelsea told to remove Three logo from shirts by phone company just hours before Lille clash after £120m deal suspended
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The British telecoms company suspended their commercial partnership last week after Roman Abramovich was slapped with sanctions.

Chelsea told to remove Three logo from shirts by phone company just hours before Lille clash after £120m deal suspended

16 March 2022, The Sun

While kit sponsors Three and Hyundai 'suspended' their deal with the Premier League side, Trivago, who are the club's training wear sponsors, agreed to keep their deal with the Champions League winners active.
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The likes of shirt sponsors Three sprung into action as a result and suspended its £40million deal with the Blues

Keeping each other onside! Chelsea stars Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Jorginho film advert for sponsors Trivago after travel firm REFUSED to sever ties with club despite Abramovich sanctions

15 March 2022, Mail Online

On 11 March, Chelsea's bank account was temporarily suspended by Barclays while it assesses the licence which Chelsea has been given and sponsors including Three UK and Hyundai suspended their association with the club.

Roman Abramovich 'spotted at Israeli airport' as jet linked to him flies to Istanbul and EU 'agrees to impose sanctions' on Chelsea owner

14 March 2022, Sky News

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Nintendo

Japanese multinational video game and consumer electronics company

Entertainment Companies Manufacturing Companies Toy Manufacturers Media And Information Companies Software Companies Video Game Companies

3/10 Morning Briefing Sony and Nintendo stop selling consoles in Russia, joining many other corporations in cutting ties to Russia.

Podcasts in the Classroom: Sanctions, Sanctions, and more Sanctions

21 March 2022, ngpf.org

Dozens of companies pulled out of Russia, with video game makers Nintendo and Sony halting all product shipments, packaged food giants Nestle and Mondeleze International halting investment, and tobacco groups scaling back operations.

'They appreciate a good pizza!' American boss of 190 Papa John's pizza stores defends decision to stay open in Russia in defiance of US chain's bosses vow to close there

15 March 2022, Mail Online

Japan's Sony and Nintendo suspended deliveries of gaming consoles, and Sony suspended the launch of racing game "Gran Turismo 7".

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

11 March 2022, BusinessGhana

PlayStation and Nintendo join Xbox in suspending sales in Russia over Ukraine conflict
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Japanese video popular game company - Sony's PlayStation and Nintendo have confirmed the suspension of product sales in Russia, becoming the latest major brands to withdraw from the country over the Ukraine war.

PlayStation and Nintendo join Xbox in suspending sales in Russia over Ukraine conflict

11 March 2022, Pulse Nigeria

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CD PROJEKT SA

Polish video game company

Consumer Service Companies Coworking Spaces Media And Information Companies Software Companies Video Game Companies

Several Western game developers have stopped selling their work in Russia, including Take-Two, Ubisoft, CD Projekt Red, EA, Epic, Activision Blizzard.

Sony Halts Operations in Russia, Temporarily Suspends Crunchyroll

13 March 2022, Tech Times

Following in the footsteps of EA, Ubisoft, Nintendo, CDPR and more, Sony is now suspending sales of its software in Russia while also donating ot the cause.

Sony joins many others in suspending game sales in Russia

10 March 2022, KitGuru

Several other gaming giants like EA Games, CD Projekt Red, Take-Two, Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard, and Epic Games, have suspended sales in the country.

Amazon suspends shipments, Prime Video streaming in Russia

10 March 2022, ETTelecom.com

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has also taken similar steps.

Sony suspends PlayStation store, console sales in Russia

10 March 2022, India Post News - Breaking and latest news worldwide - Indian Diaspora

In addition to Sony, Nintendo and Xbox, video game developers Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, Epic Games and CD PROJEKT have all announced they will suspend sales in Russia.

Sony's PlayStation suspending Russia software, hardware shipments

10 March 2022, Fox Business

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ROSNEFT

Russian energy company

Energy Companies Natural Gas Companies Mining Companies Oil Companies

Boris Johnson, in Brussels for summits with the US, the EU and the G7 over Ukraine, said: "We've got to step up, we've got to increase our support, we've got to tighten the economic vice around Putin, sanctioning more people today as we are, sanctioning the Wagner Group, looking at what we can do to stop Putin using his gold reserves, and also doing more to help the Ukrainians defend themselves."

Ukraine war: UK imposes sanctions on 65 more Russian people and businesses 'fuelling Putin's war machine'

24 March 2022, Sky News

The 289-foot boat is believed to belong to Igor Sechin, a Putin ally who runs Russian oil giant Rosneft, which has been on the US sanctions list since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.

EXCLUSIVE: Entire Russian workforce of officers and deckhands onboard 'Putin's £500m superyacht' have disappeared and been replaced with British crew as Italian authorities decide whether to seize the vessel under Ukraine sanctions

23 March 2022, Mail Online

However, some Russian companies, including Gazprom and Rosneft, have surprised markets by making payments to western investors.

Evraz says bond payment blocked over Abramovich sanctions

22 March 2022, The Irish Times

Having learnt its lesson from the 2014 sanctions after the annexation of Crimea, Rosneft has increased its reliance on domestic players.

Russian Energy Sector Weighs EU Sanctions Impact

16 March 2022, Energy Intelligence

The US could further tighten energy-related sanctions by adding major companies such as oil giant Rosneft or gas producer Gazprom to the SDN list.

How the US could tighten sanctions on Russia

11 March 2022, Hindu Business Line

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Intel

American semiconductor chip manufacturer

Consumer Service Companies Coworking Spaces Manufacturing Companies Electronic Products Manufacturers Mobile Phone Manufacturers Semiconductor Companies Software Companies Computer Hardware Companies Computer Storage Companies Open Source Software Organizations

Access to microelectronics has long troubled Russia and COTS microchips supplied by companies including Intel are banned under sanctions introduced by the US in February.

Russia has ‘reasonable sufficiency’ to ride out Western sanctions on military components, says expert

17 March 2022, Shephard

Besides the financial companies, many others in various tech sectors are halting their activities in Russia: Microsoft, Airbnb, Intel, AMD, Samsung, Oracle, SAP, Apple, Netflix, Spotify, TikTok … Google and YouTube are blocking RT and Sputnik contents in Europe.

Russia under sanctions after the war in Ukraine

8 March 2022, smartinsights

Two of the largest US semiconductor (microchip) manufacturers, Intel and AMD, have ceased supplies to Russia.

Sanctions imposed by tech giants on Russia shows they have become as influential as nations

8 March 2022, Scroll.in

AMD and Intel are among various US chipmakers that have halted deliveries to comply with US government rules.

How Western sanctions will hurt Russian telecom and tech

8 March 2022, Light Reading

Nvidia suspends all sales to Russia, joining AMD and Intel

Nvidia suspends all sales to Russia, joining AMD and Intel

8 March 2022, Datacenter Dynamics

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H & M Hennes & Mauritz

Swedish multinational clothing-retail company

Clothing Companies Retailers Clothing Retailers Online Retailers

Allowing “parallel imports” reflects how Russia’s retail sector has been upended by Western economic sanctions and decisions by international firms like H&M and Nike to restrict their activity in Russia.

Russia contemplates ‘parallel imports’ after top brands halt sales

18 March 2022, oann.com

In addition to sanctions measures by countries across the globe, several multinational corporations such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, TikTok, PayPal, IKEA, H&M, Starbucks, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Motors, Mercedes, Ford, Nike, financial service providers such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express, as well as firms like the PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte have announced halting their services in Russia.

Analysing the Russia/Ukraine Sanctions & their Impact on Indian Businesses – Part 2

14 March 2022, India Corporate Law

The largest international companies, including the Swedish IKEA, the H&M clothing brand, Airbnb and Booking.com, are leaving the republic en masse.

‘We are always under sanctions’

12 March 2022, The Frontier Post

A host of clothing and luxury fashion companies have announced they would pause all sales in Russia including H&M, Burberry, Canada Goose, Chanel, Prada, Hermès, Dior, Givency, Fendi and Bulgari.

Russia sanctions: Cadbury and Pizza Hut join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

12 March 2022, The Independent

Software companies like Microsoft, Google, Meta, Samsung, Apple, fashion designers like Zara and H&M, apart from automobile companies such as Toyota, Renault, have all ceased operations.

Russia legalises piracy, allows patent thefts to counter West sanctions: Report

12 March 2022, WION

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Inditex

Spanish multinational clothing company

Clothing Companies Retailers

Other leading Spanish retailers, such as Inditex (Zara stores among others), have also suspended their operations.

Camper suspends operations in Russia

15 March 2022, Majorca Daily Bulletin

Spanish retailer Inditex, owner of popular store Zara, is temporarily closing all its stores in Russia and stopping online sales.
. . .
Apple imposed a number of measures on Russia, as the tech company said they have banned sales on their products in the country, and have also stopped all export into their sales channel in Russia.

Russia sanctions: Cadbury and Pizza Hut join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

12 March 2022, The Independent

Inditex, the Spanish company which owns clothing giant Zara, announced on March 5 they were temporarily closing their 502 stores in Russia.
. . .
‘In the current circumstances Inditex cannot guarantee the continuity of the operations and commercial conditions in the Russian Federation and temporarily suspends its activity,’ Inditex said in a statement.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

12 March 2022, Metro

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Alphabet Inc.

American holding company and parent company of Google

Medical Organizations Biotechnology Companies Software Companies Computer Hardware Companies Data Providers

Alphabet confirms Russia is restricting Google News
. . .
In a further Ukraine war development linked to Google, Reuters reported yesterday that parent entity Alphabet has tweaked its ads policy — and will no longer allow ads to be served via its network (and across its web properties, including YouTube) alongside content that seeks to exploit, dismiss or condone the war in Ukraine.

Alphabet confirms Russia is restricting Google News

24 March 2022, TechCrunch

Tech giants Meta and Alphabet have moved to curb misinformation from Russian media such as RT and Sputnik, whose accounts have been blocked.

Africa should draw lessons from sanctions on Russia

15 March 2022, The Citizen

GOOGL, -0.74% GOOG, -0.88% said it has suspended all payment-based services on YouTube and the Google Play store in Russia as Western sanctions deepen.

Disney suspends all business in Russia

10 March 2022, MarketWatch

Alphabet Inc's YouTube and Google Play store are suspending all payment-based services in Russia, including subscriptions, as sanctions start to pose banking challenges.

Britain sanctions Chelsea FC's Abramovich; miner Rio cuts Russia ties

10 March 2022, Zawya.com

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

American music corporation

Entertainment Companies Media And Information Companies Music Companies

Universal Music Group announced that it is suspending its operations in the country on Tuesday.

Sony Music suspends all operations in Russia

12 March 2022, Nagaland Post

All three of the world's major record labels - Sony, Warner and Universal - have closed their offices in Russia, and Spotify has announced it is cancelling its subscription service, although the free, ad-funded version will still work.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

11 March 2022, BusinessGhana

Sony Music says it's suspending operations in Russia
. . .
Washington [US], March 11 (ANI): Following in the footsteps of major entertainment companies, Sony Music has suspended all its operations in Russia, the company has confirmed.
. . .
We have suspended operations in Russia and will continue our support of global humanitarian relief efforts to aid victims in need.

Sony Music says it's suspending operations in Russia

11 March 2022, Big News Network.com

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LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP

British financial services company founded in 2007

Financial Services Companies Stock Exchanges

'My point is that we and the markets moved very quickly to suspend trading on the London Stock Exchange, to remove the security from the index data.'
. . .
The depth and breadth of the LSEG has been transformed by the £20billion acquisition of Refinitiv – the trading and data group carved out of Reuters Thomson.

The other David Schwimmer - who's putting sanctioned Russians out in cold: London Stock Exchange chief rejects claims he was slow to act

19 March 2022, This is Money

London Stock Exchange Group suspends all services in Russia
. . .
LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain‘s London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) said on Friday, March 11, it is suspending all products and services for all customers in Russia, days after suspending the distribution of news and commentary in the country following new laws in Moscow.
. . .
“LSEG confirms it is suspending all products and services for all customers in Russia, subject to any regulatory requirements,” the company said in a statement.

London Stock Exchange Group suspends all services in Russia

12 March 2022, RAPPLER

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Exxon Mobil Corporation

American multinational oil and gas corporation

Chemical Companies Energy Companies Natural Gas Companies Mining Companies Oil Companies Retailers Gas Station

Exxon Mobil Corp. said it would shut down production from a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas project it runs on Sakhalin Island in the North Pacific Ocean.

Russia’s Oil-and-Gas Industry Is Starting to Feel the Bite of Sanctions

23 March 2022, WSJ

Major companies such as ExxonMobil, BP, and Shell have pulled out of Russia, while McDonald's, which said it would close all stores, have been unable to do so.

Halliburton and Schlumberger, two of the world's largest oilfield service companies, are suspending operations in Russia

20 March 2022, Business Insider

Energy companies BP, Shell, Equinor, and Exxon Mobil have suspended business or announced plans to exit their Russia operations.

Halliburton, Schlumberger draw back from Russia amid US energy sanctions

19 March 2022, RAPPLER

Earlier this month, ExxonMobil said it would be suspending future investments in Russia and phasing out an oil and gas project’s operations in the country.

Oilfield services company suspends new investments in Russia amid invasion

19 March 2022, TheHill

A main U.S. security ally in Asia, Japan still has stakes in gas and oil projects in Russia's Sakhalin island, after energy majors Shell and Exxon Mobil pulled out of them.

Japan adds Russia sanctions, US envoy offers home to Ukrainians

18 March 2022, thepeninsulaqatar.com

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UNIQLO

Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer

Clothing Companies Retailers Clothing Retailers

UNIQLO backtracks on decision, suspends biz in Russia

Publicis Groupe pulls out of Russia

16 March 2022, Marketing-interactive.com

Fashion retailer, Uniqlo, has now suspended all operations in Russia, as well as British retailer Mothercare.

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

14 March 2022, The Independent

‘While we continue to closely assess the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Kraft Heinz has suspended all new investments in Russia, and has also suspended all exports of Kraft Heinz products to Russia as well as imports of products from Russia,’ the company said in a statement.
. . .
For this reason, we will temporarily suspend our operations.’

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

12 March 2022, Metro

Boohoo, Swedish furniture giant Ikea and Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo which initially kept its 49 Russian stores open, saying clothes were a "necessity of life", are some of the other names to have now cut ties.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

11 March 2022, BusinessGhana

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CNN

US news television channel

Media And Information Companies Broadcasting Companies Television Channels

Ukraine crisis: China quietly distancing itself from Russia's sanction-hit economy, says report

Ukraine crisis: China quietly distancing itself from Russia's sanction-hit economy, says report

20 March 2022, The New Indian Express

This story was first published on CNN.com, "Russia issues sanctions against Biden and a long list of US officials and political figures"

Russia issues sanctions against Biden and a long list of US officials and political figures

16 March 2022, cnn

Following the latest sanction, CNN reported over the weekend that Russia’s is a significant contribution to the world’s diamond supply each year, meaning that there may soon be a shortage of the gemstones.

De Beers Group capitalises on latest US sanction on Russian diamonds

14 March 2022, Professional Jeweller

CNN, which also operates through the same joint venture, stopped broadcasting from within Russia following a new media law passed last week that criminalises the publication of “false information” about Russia’s military, reports variety.com.

Discovery suspends operations in Russia amid war on Ukraine

10 March 2022, The Siasat Daily

CNN obtained a copy in which CEO Jason Killar writes "This includes ceasing broadcast of our channels, halting all new content licensing with Russian entities, and pausing our planned theatrical and games releases."

HBO finally pulls out of Russia as parent company WarnerMedia makes its exit

10 March 2022, BetaNews

74

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

A Swiss-Italian international shipping line

Transport Companies Freight And Logistics Companies Public Transport Operators

MSC Mediterranean Shipping: Swiss international shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping has stopped accepting cargo bookings to and from Russia, covering the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, and Far East Russian regions.

Most leading shipping companies have halted their services to Russia except COSCO Shipping, says GlobalData

24 March 2022, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Shipping channels and flights into Russia have been blocked as multinational shippers like MSC and Maersk have joined sanctions on Russia.

LG Electronics suspends shipments to Russia

22 March 2022, UPI

Global shipping companies such as Germany's Hapag-Lloyd, Denmark's Musk and Switzerland's MSC have suspended shipping to Russia due to their participation in sanctions against Russia.

LG Electronics suspends shipments to Russia

20 March 2022, koreatimes

Transporting cars to Russia could prove difficult anyway, with the world's two largest cargo shipping companies, MSC and Maersk, suspending routes to and from Russia, except for food, medical and humanitarian supply deliveries.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

11 March 2022, BusinessGhana

New data on Thursday showed that, with multinationals pulling out and container shipping giants such as Maersk and MSC suspending cargo shipments to and from the country, trade had slumped.

Ukraine war: Putin insists Russia will overcome 'problems and difficulties' caused by sanctions

10 March 2022, Sky News

75

Oracle Corporation

American multinational computer technology corporation

Software Companies Computer Hardware Companies Cloud Computing Providers Computer Storage Companies Data Analytics Companies Data Providers Enterprise Software Companies Business Software Companies CRM Software Companies Open Source Software Organizations

Seeking to up the ante on the increasingly sanctions-hit Russian economy, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in a Twitter post, called on U.S. software firms Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp and German business software group SAP to halt support services in Russia.

Russian strike on base brings Ukraine war close to NATO’s border

14 March 2022, FijiTimes

Oracle and SAP Suspends Operations in Russia in a Heightened Wave of Business Boycott
. . .
Business tech giant Oracle, Wednesday, March 2, announced it had suspended all its business operations in Russia, with its fierce competitor SAP also saying it was pausing all its sales in the country following Russia's ongoing military assault in Ukraine.
. . .
Oracle's announcement of stopping business operation in Moscow was made on Twitter approximately three hours after the minister for digital transformation in Ukraine, Mykhhailo Fedorov, tweeted at the two companies requesting support to help pile more pressure on the Kremlins to stop the ongoing war in Ukraine.
. . .
"On behalf of Oracle's 150,000 employees around the world and in support of both the elected government of Ukraine and for the people of Ukraine, Oracle Corporation has already suspended all operations in the Russian Federation," Oracle tweeted.

Oracle and SAP Suspends Operations in Russia in a Heightened Wave of Business Boycott

10 March 2022, Which-50

76

Lufthansa

Flag-carrier and largest airline of Germany

Transport Companies Airlines Public Transport Operators

In addition, Airbus said it has also stopped sending spare parts to Russia; Lufthansa announced it was canceling all flights to and from Russia, and Lufthansa Technik said it has stopped all services for Russian customers.

Ever-growing list of companies halting Russian operations

7 March 2022, Compliance Week

In addition, Airbus said it has stopped sending spare parts to Russia, Lufthansa announced it was canceling all flights to and from Russia, and Lufthansa Technik said it has stopped all services for Russian customers.

Growing list of companies halting Russian operations

7 March 2022, Compliance Week

The airline Swiss, a subsidiary of Germany’s Lufthansa, has suspended its flights to Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Neutral Switzerland’s economy shaken by sanctions on Russia

6 March 2022, Neutral Switzerland’s economy shaken by sanctions on Russia

Swiss International Air Lines AG, a subsidiary of Germany’s Lufthansa AG, has suspended its flights to Moscow and St Petersburg.

Neutral Switzerland’s economy shaken by sanctions on Russia

6 March 2022, Taipei Times Online

Lufthansa's Technik unit, which provides maintenance, has ceased services for Russian customers.

Factbox-Companies cut Russia operations and trade as sanctions tighten

2 March 2022, Investing.com

77

Harley-Davidson, Inc.

American motorcycle manufacturer

Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Motorcycle Manufacturers

Among the companies that have stopped Russian operations are Ashton Martin, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Nissan, Porche, Stellantis, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, while equipment and manufacturing companies that have closed their Russian facilities include AGCO, Bridgestone Americas, Caterpillar, Honeywell, John Deere, Komatsu, 3M, Otis and Stanley Black & Decker.

Cummins Suspends Russia Operations

19 March 2022, post-journal.com

Harley-Davidson halted motorcycle shipments to Russia, saying its thoughts "continue for the safety of the people of Ukraine."

These are the companies that have pulled out of Russia since its invasion of Ukraine

10 March 2022, CBS News

Other automakers that have suspended activities in Russia include luxury British sports car maker Aston Martin, as well as AB Volvo, Daimler Truck, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Honda Motor, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo Cars, according to Reuters.

Ever-growing list of companies halting Russian operations

7 March 2022, Compliance Week

Adding to a growing list that includes Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen, automakers Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Honda, Bentley, Aston Martin, Harley-Davidson and Rolls-Royce all stopped sales to Russia.

Automakers close manufacturing plants in Russia, suspend sales of cars

6 March 2022, Irish Sun

Some are selling their stakes in Russian companies while others such as Harley-Davidson have halted product shipments to the country.

Mastercard and Visa suspending operations in Russia in response to Ukraine invasion

6 March 2022, ABC Online

78

ASOS

Company

Clothing Companies Retailers Clothing Retailers Online Retailers

Many UK retailers including Burberry, Next and Asos had suspended their Russian operations while a raft of chains such as Tesco, Asda and Co-op have removed products from the country from their shelves.

Russian sanctions: UK bans luxury exports and hikes import tariffs

15 March 2022, Retail Gazette

ASOS and Boohoo.com have stopped sales in Russia, and Marks & Spencer has stopped shipments to its Russian franchise stores.

Russia sanctions: Cadbury and Pizza Hut join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

12 March 2022, The Independent

Clothes shops like Next, ASOS and Boohoo have suspended trading in Russia.

All the Western companies still trading in Russia after McDonald's pulls out

10 March 2022, Manchester Evening News

Asos has stopped shipping goods to Russia, stating that “it is neither practical nor right” to trade in the country.

Tracker: Retail reacts to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – Amazon suspends shipping to Russia

10 March 2022, Retail Week

This week Fast Retailing, the clothing chain’s owner, said it intended to keep its Russian shops open because clothing was a “necessity of life”, even as a string of brands, from McDonald’s and Starbucks to Burberry and Asos, suspended operations in Russia.

UK sanctions confusion left Evraz investors not knowing where to stand

10 March 2022, ExecReview.com

79

BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG (BMW AG)

German automotive manufacturer, and conglomerate

Manufacturing Companies Engine Manufacturers Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Luxury Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Motorcycle Manufacturers Retailers Luxury Brands

BMW has also had problems, and it closed factories in Munich and Dingolfing in Germany, as well as Mini's plant in Oxford, England.

The chaos of war and COVID continues to close car factories

16 March 2022, Ars Technica

Europe’s largest auto producers, BMW and Volkswagen, have halted manufacturing at some of their plants as the supply of critical low-cost parts from Ukraine is drying up, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Ukraine parts shortage shuts down European car plants

16 March 2022, RT International

It took just one week after Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine for Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz to suspend production and sales in Russia.

One Ukraine Part Is Stopping Europe’s Car Factories

16 March 2022, Jalopnik

Mercedes, BMW and Porsche and Audi parent Volkswagen AG already announced stops on exports to Russia earlier this month.

European Union set to add luxury goods, steel, iron to Russia sanctions

14 March 2022, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

BMW Z4 Production Stopping For Two Weeks Due To Lack Of Parts

BMW Z4 Production Stopping For Two Weeks Due To Lack Of Parts

11 March 2022, Motor1.com

80

Zara

Retailer for clothing, headquartered in Spain

Clothing Companies Retailers Clothing Retailers

Closely related to this is the withdrawal of foreign investors, as Western firms -- including PepsiCo, Unilever, Zara, Ikea and Goldman Sachs -- suspend or terminate their operations in Russia.

[Jeffrey Frankel] These Russia sanctions are different

22 March 2022, The Korea Herald

Other leading Spanish retailers, such as Inditex (Zara stores among others), have also suspended their operations.

Camper suspends operations in Russia

15 March 2022, Majorca Daily Bulletin

Spanish retailer Inditex, owner of popular store Zara, is temporarily closing all its stores in Russia and stopping online sales.

Russia sanctions: Cadbury and Pizza Hut join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

12 March 2022, The Independent

Inditex, the Spanish company which owns clothing giant Zara, announced on March 5 they were temporarily closing their 502 stores in Russia.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

12 March 2022, Metro

Software companies like Microsoft, Google, Meta, Samsung, Apple, fashion designers like Zara and H&M, apart from automobile companies such as Toyota, Renault, have all ceased operations.

Russia legalises piracy, allows patent thefts to counter West sanctions: Report

12 March 2022, WION

81

International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)

International sports governing body organizing ice hockey and roller inline hockey

Entertainment Companies

Hockey world stands up to Russia as NHL, IIHF declare sanctions

Hockey world stands up to Russia as NHL, IIHF declare sanctions

2 March 2022, silive

The WHL agrees with measures taken by the Canadian Hockey League to cancel the Canada Russia Series, and supports sanctions imposed by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and Hockey Canada, suspending Russia and Belarus from international competition and national team events hosted in Canada.

The WHL issued a statement Wednesday supporting sanctions imposed on Russia by IIHF and Hockey Canada

2 March 2022, Castanet.net

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) on Monday suspended Russian and Belarusian teams from its competitions until further notice and revoked Russia's 2023 World Junior Championship hosting rights.

How the sporting world is sanctioning Russia over its invasion of Ukraine

1 March 2022, SBS News

Also on Monday, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) suspended Russian and Belarusian teams from its competitions until further notice and revoked Russia's 2023 World Junior Championship hosting rights.

NHL suspends business dealings with Russia

1 March 2022, The Recorder

And the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) suspended all Russian and Belarusian national teams and clubs from all competitions until further notice.

Russian sports organisations face heavy toll of mounting sporting sanctions

1 March 2022, Denbighshire Free Press

82

Amazon Web Services

Organization founded in 2006

Retailers Software Companies Computer Hardware Companies Cloud Computing Providers

Amazon Won't Close AWS in Russia, Jeff Bezos Silent on Ukraine
. . .
We’ve suspended shipment of retail products to customers based in Russia and Belarus, and we will no longer be accepting new Russia and Belarus-based AWS customers and Amazon third-party sellers.

Amazon Won't Close AWS in Russia, Jeff Bezos Silent on Ukraine

17 March 2022, TheStreet

Meanwhile, Amazon Web Service has stopped accepting new customers for its cloud computing services.

Sony Halts Operations in Russia, Temporarily Suspends Crunchyroll

13 March 2022, Tech Times

Amazon Web Services was no longer accepting new customers Russia and Belarus.

Polish Ambassador Says Sanctions On Russia Should "Last For A Decade, Maybe 15 Years"

10 March 2022, Zero Hedge

Amazon's cloud-computing unit AWS has also announced that it is no longer accepting new customers based in Russia or Belarus, following the invasion of Ukraine.

Amazon suspends shipments, Prime Video streaming in Russia

10 March 2022, ETTelecom.com

83

Papa John's

Pizza restaurant chain

Hospitality Companies Fast Food Restaurants Restaurants Retailers

The open letter about Burger King's Russia operations follows a New York Times report last week that Papa John's has about 190 stores still open in Russia because the local franchise owner refused to close business there.

Burger King parent says Russia franchise operator has 'refused' to close restaurants

21 March 2022, Fox Business

"We at Papa Johns took swift action to cease any and all corporate operations in Russia including withdrawing any form of corporate support for the restaurants there.

Why McDonald's, Burger King, and Papa John's can't just close all their stores in Russia

19 March 2022, Business Insider

Papa John’s International Inc. decided last week to suspend corporate operations in Russia.

Papa John’s franchisee, who is refusing to close Russian stores, owns Boulder CBD firm

18 March 2022, Boulder Daily Camera

For example, a Papa Johns franchisee in Russia refused to close about 200 locations even after the pizza chain suspended corporate support for it.

Burger King franchise 'refuses' to close 800 Russian restaurants

18 March 2022, CTVNews

One of its franchisees who runs 190 Papa Johns's locations is refusing to halt operations at his restaurants.

McDonald's is among major fast-food chains that still have doors open in Russia because franchisees refuse to close

18 March 2022, Business Insider

84

Paramount Pictures

Entertainment company founded in 1912

Entertainment Companies Media And Information Companies Motion Picture Companies Film Companies

Paramount Consumer Products will also pause new licensing deals in Russia.
. . .
Paramount will continue to “offer specialized support services to hundreds of staff, freelance and fixed term employees in Ukraine, Russia, and Poland whose lives are being impacted by this crisis,” the memo affirmed.
. . .
We have announced that Paramount Pictures will pause the theatrical release of our upcoming films in Russia, including The Lost City, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
. . .
Additionally, Paramount Consumer Products will pause all new licensing deals in Russia.

Paramount Global Joins List Of Media Companies Halting Russia Operations, Donates $1M For Humanitarian Relief

15 March 2022, Deadline

In response to the country's invasion, several entertainment companies including Amazon, Netflix and WarnerMedia, Sony Music have decided to pause or entirely withdraw business in Russia, while all of the major studios including Paramount Pictures have announced they will stop premiering their films in the country.

Disney to pause all businesses in Russia after halting theatrical releases in the country

11 March 2022, Big News Network.com

85

TV Rain

Russian television channel

Media And Information Companies Broadcasting Companies Television Channels

Several of the remaining independent media outlets in Russia have stopped broadcasting or publishing after pressure from the authorities, including the radio station Echo of Moscow, and TV Rain - an online TV channel.

Russia sanctions Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and others

16 March 2022, Graphic Online

Since February 24, Russian authorities have blocked numerous Russian and foreign media outlets, including Echo of Moscow, Dozhd, Meduza, and BBC Russian Service over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

Russia: With Tech Firms Pulling Out, Internet Spiraling into Isolation

14 March 2022, Human Rights Watch

Russia’s own best-known – and most agile – independent broadcasters, the radio station Moscow Echo and the television channel TV Rain, have closed in response to restrictions.

How close is Russia to collapse?

8 March 2022, Spectator

Two of Russia’s most important remaining independent media outlets - popular radio station Ekho Moskvy and online news channel Dozhd - closed on Thursday as a result of the crackdown.

Number of foreign media halting ops in Russia grows

7 March 2022, Qatar-Tribune

Earlier this week, Russian authorities blocked two independent news outlets, Ekho Moskvy and Dozhd TV, over the publication of "false information regarding the actions of Russian military personnel as part of a special operation."

TikTok suspends new content and livestreaming in Russia after Putin signs 'fake news' law

6 March 2022, Fox Business

86

Nasdaq, Inc.

American stock exchange

Financial Services Companies Stock Exchanges

The Nasdaq continues to outperform its counterparts after the index ended Monday's trading at its lowest closing level in over a year.

U.S. Stocks Close Sharply Higher Following Late-Day Volatility

16 March 2022, RTTNews

Nasdaq Plunges To Lowest Closing Level In Over A Year, Dow Closes Nearly Flat
. . .
The tech-heavy Nasdaq showed a particularly steep drop on the day, ending the session at its lowest closing level in over a year.

Nasdaq Plunges To Lowest Closing Level In Over A Year, Dow Closes Nearly Flat

14 March 2022, RTTNews

invasion of Ukraine, Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) previously suspended all sales transactions and business development consulting activities in Russia and Belarus.

Ansys Announces Financial Contribution in Support of Ukrainian Refugees After Previously Suspending Business Operations in Russia and Belarus

10 March 2022, EDACafe

PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) announced yesterday it suspended soda sales in Russia, amid the country's invasion of Ukraine.

PepsiCo Suspends Soda Sales in Russia

9 March 2022, Schaeffers Investment Research

87

Unilever

Consumer goods company

Food And Drink Companies Food Companies Manufacturing Companies Soap And Cosmetics Companies Medical Organizations Dental Companies Retailers

Closely related to this is the withdrawal of foreign investors, as Western firms -- including PepsiCo, Unilever, Zara, Ikea and Goldman Sachs -- suspend or terminate their operations in Russia.

[Jeffrey Frankel] These Russia sanctions are different

22 March 2022, The Korea Herald

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many of the world’s biggest brands have suspended operations there, including McDonald’s Corp., Starbucks Corp., The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and packaged-goods giant Unilever PLC.

Burger King parent company to pull out of Russia after franchisee refused request to close restaurants

17 March 2022, The Globe and Mail

Agency holding companies have joined a growing number of brands that have stopped operations in Russia, including McDonald’s, Starbucks and Unilever, which that have paused or significantly scaled back their business in the region.

Publicis pulls out of Russia and hands control of agencies to local management

15 March 2022, Campaign India

Agency holding companies have joined the chorus of brands that have ceased operations in Russia, including McDonald’s, Starbucks and Unilever that have paused or significantly scaled back their business in the region.

IPG suspends operations in Russia

14 March 2022, PR Week

While consumer goods brands Unilever and Kraft Heinz suspended all Russian imports and exports.

Russia legalises piracy, allows patent thefts to counter West sanctions: Report

12 March 2022, WION

88

Vnesheconombank

State corporation (Russia)

Financial Services Companies Banks Investment Companies

Treasury also sanctioned Vnesheconombank, another state-owned financial institution “that provide key services crucial to financing the Kremlin and the Russian military.”

Major U.S. bank confirms it's pulling out of Russia

14 March 2022, WND

All entities owned 50 percent or more, directly or indirectly, by VEB or PSB are also considered SDNs, even if not identified on OFAC's SDN List.

U.S. Imposes Sweeping Sanctions and Export Controls on Russia in Response to Crisis in Ukraine

4 March 2022, JD Supra

Shuvalov is a former aide to Putin who now chairs Russian bank VEB, itself under Western sanctions.

'We've sanctioned more banks than EU' Raab hits back at claims UK slow to act on Russia

4 March 2022, Express.co.uk

Designation: Former first deputy prime minister, a former aide to Putin and chair of the management board of VEB, one of the sanctioned Russian banks.
. . .
Shuvalov owns property in Westminster and is the chair of the management board of VEB, one of the sanctioned Russian banks.

These Are The Russian Oligarchs Sanctioned By The UK So Far

3 March 2022, HuffPost UK

89

RUSSIAN FOOTBALL UNION

Sports governing body organizing association football in Russia

Associations And Societies Entertainment Companies

Adidas has meanwhile suspended its partnership with the Russian Football Union effective immediately while Nike has halted all online sales in Russia, and Puma has closed its stores.

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

18 March 2022, The Independent

The European Union has also sanctioned multiple companies and banks.
. . .
The EU has banned overflight of EU airspace and access to EU airports by Russian airlines, brought in individual sanctions against Mr Putin, Sergey Lavrov and the members of the Russian State Duma, and curbed transactions with the Russian Central Bank.
. . .
Adidas suspended its partnership with the Russian Football Union effective immediately while Nike has halted all online sales in Russia, and Puma has closed its stores.

Russia sanctions: Cadbury and Pizza Hut join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

12 March 2022, The Independent

Sportswear giant suspended its kit deal with Russian Football Union on 1st March

Adidas closes Russia stores amid Ukraine invasion

10 March 2022, SportsPro

90

Porsche

German motor vehicle manufacturer founded in 1931

Manufacturing Companies Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Luxury Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Retailers Luxury Brands

Among the companies that have stopped Russian operations are Ashton Martin, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Nissan, Porche, Stellantis, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, while equipment and manufacturing companies that have closed their Russian facilities include AGCO, Bridgestone Americas, Caterpillar, Honeywell, John Deere, Komatsu, 3M, Otis and Stanley Black & Decker.

Cummins Suspends Russia Operations

19 March 2022, post-journal.com

Vehicles worth over €50,000 -- a range often exceeded by the most sophisticated models from brands like Mercedes, Ferrari and Porsche -- and musical instruments that exceed €1,500 fall equally under the ban.

EU expands sanctions against Russia to ban luxury goods and energy investments

15 March 2022, euronews

Mercedes, BMW and Porsche and Audi parent Volkswagen AG already announced stops on exports to Russia earlier this month.

European Union set to add luxury goods, steel, iron to Russia sanctions

14 March 2022, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Porsche Suspends Production of Its Popular Electric Sports Car
. . .
Production in the Porsche plant in Leipzig, which has been suspended until the end of this week, will start up again in reduced operation in the coming week due to an improved supply situation, the company said.

Porsche Suspends Production of Its Popular Electric Sports Car

10 March 2022, TheStreet

91

Equinor ASA

Norwegian oil and gas company

Energy Companies Natural Gas Companies Renewable Energy Companies Wind Energy Companies Mining Companies Oil Companies

Energy companies BP, Shell, Equinor, and Exxon Mobil have suspended business or announced plans to exit their Russia operations.

Halliburton, Schlumberger draw back from Russia amid US energy sanctions

19 March 2022, RAPPLER

Other Western energy companies such as BP PLC , Shell and Norway's Equinor ASA have either suspended business or announced plans to abandon their Russia operations, leaving behind their investments.

Halliburton suspends future business in Russia

19 March 2022, Azer News

Energy companies BP PLC, Shell, Equinor ASA and Exxon Mobil have suspended business or announced plans to exit their Russia operations.

Halliburton, Schlumberger draw back from Russia amid U.S. energy sanctions

18 March 2022, Zawya.com

Russia has published its official crude export program for the second quarter of this year, which shows a significant increase despite sanctions and decisions by the likes of Shell and Equinor to voluntarily stop buying Russian oil.

Russia Sees Exports Rising Despite Sanctions

16 March 2022, Energy Intelligence

On Monday, for example, Norway’s Equinor said it would stop trading Russian oil, in addition to its earlier decision to exit upstream projects in Russia.

EU Bans New Energy Investment in Russia

15 March 2022, Energy Intelligence

92

Jaguar Land Rover

British multinational automotive company

Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Luxury Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Retailers Luxury Brands Vehicle Retailers And Dealership

Following the February 24 special military operations by Russia in Ukraine, many automakers including, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Volvo have stopped shipments to Russia, "considering the potential risks associated with trading material with Russia, including the sanctions imposed by the EU and US.

French Carmaker Renault boycotts Russia, suspends production at its Moscow facility

24 March 2022, Big News Network.com

Many British firms including carmakers Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin and luxury fashion label Burberry have already said they are temporarily shutting their outlets in Russia or suspending the supply of goods.

Catching up, UK sanctions more Russians over Ukraine invasion

15 March 2022, RAPPLER

Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce are among the car-makers that have halted deliveries of vehicles to Russia due to the conflict, while construction equipment manufacturer JCB has paused all operations.

Which companies are pulling out of Russia?

11 March 2022, BusinessGhana

A host of companies have suspended their operations in Russia since it attacked its neighbour, including Apple, Jaguar Land Rover, H&M and Burberry.

TikTok limits services as Netflix pulls out of Russia

7 March 2022, BBC News

Adding to a growing list that includes Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen, automakers Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Honda, Bentley, Aston Martin, Harley-Davidson and Rolls-Royce all stopped sales to Russia.

Automakers close manufacturing plants in Russia, suspend sales of cars

6 March 2022, Irish Sun

93

Samsung Electronics

South Korean multinational electronics company

Manufacturing Companies Electronic Products Manufacturers Audio Video Equipment Manufacturers Display Technology Companies Mobile Phone Manufacturers Home Appliance Manufacturers Air Conditioning Companies Semiconductor Companies Media And Information Companies Telecommunications Companies Retailers Software Companies Computer Hardware Companies Computer Storage Companies

Earlier this month, Samsung Electronics also stopped shipping products to Russia.

LG Electronics suspends shipments to Russia

22 March 2022, UPI

Samsung Electronics has previously announced that considering the current geopolitical development situation, the company’s product shipments to Russia have been suspended.

Samsung TV factory in Russia suspends operations

22 March 2022, Gizchina.com

LG suspends shipments to Russia due to logistics plight
. . .
South Korean tech giant LG Electronics Inc. said Sunday it has suspended shipments to Russia due to difficulties in the global offshore logistics.
. . .
Earlier this month, South Korean tech behemoth Samsung Electronics Co. also suspended shipping to Russia, citing a similar reason.

LG suspends shipments to Russia due to logistics plight

20 March 2022, The Korea Herald

94

Bloomberg News

International news agency

Media And Information Companies Publishing Companies Newspaper Companies

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Zhao said financial sanctions are not a "crypto-specific issue," and that blocking all Russians from the crypto exchange would be "unethical."

Ukraine Crypto Exchange Founder Accuses Binance of 'Cooperating' With the Russian Government

18 March 2022, coindesk.com

Fridman, a cofounder of the London investment firm LetterOne and former board member of the Russian banking company Alfa-Bank, told Bloomberg that the sanctions meant that his last working UK bank card was frozen.

A billionaire Russian oligarch says he doesn't know how to live 3 weeks after being hit with sanctions

17 March 2022, Business Insider

Following the move, several news organisations working out of Russia including CNN, BBC, and Bloomberg News have begun to weigh their options, including suspending their operations in the country.

TikTok suspends live-streaming and posting new content in Russia amid Ukraine invasion

7 March 2022, The Independent

In recent days, CNN stopped broadcasting in Russia and Bloomberg News ceased reporting in Russia; The Washington Post removed reporters’ bylines on stories for fear of their safety.

TikTok suspends posting and live-streaming in Russia

6 March 2022, Quartz

Many outlets—including the BBC, CNN, and Bloomberg—suspended operations in Russia as a result.

TikTok Suspends Livestreaming, Video Publishing in Russia

6 March 2022, PCMAG

95

Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Canadian multinational fast food holding company

Food And Drink Companies Food Companies Hospitality Companies Fast Food Restaurants Restaurants Retailers

Restaurant Brands International says it has pulled corporate support from the roughly 800 Burger King locations in Russia.
. . .
That’s because they aren’t operated by the company — instead, they’re controlled by an operator who, according to RBI, has “refused” to close the restaurants.

Investors beware: The West is going to hit Russia with more sanctions

23 March 2022, CNN

Parent company RBI owns just 15% of the joint venture partnership behind its Russian restaurants.
. . .
In the meantime, RBI has removed all corporate support for its Russian restaurants, including operations, marketing, and supply-chain support, and won't approve any new investment or expansion, he said.

Burger King's attempts to shutter its Russia operations are thwarted after its joint venture partner 'refused' to close 800 restaurants

21 March 2022, Business Insider

In addition to demanding that Kolobov suspend Burger King's business in Russia, RBI said it has started the process to dispose of its ownership stake in the joint venture.

Burger King parent says Russia franchise operator has 'refused' to close restaurants

21 March 2022, Fox Business

96

Volvo Cars

Automotive brand manufacturing subsidiary of Geely

Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Car Manufacturers Electric Vehicles Luxury Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Retailers Luxury Brands

Sweden's Volvo Cars said it stopped deliveries because of "potential risks associated with trading material with Russia," including Western sanctions.

These are the companies that have pulled out of Russia since its invasion of Ukraine

10 March 2022, CBS News

Other automakers that have suspended activities in Russia include luxury British sports car maker Aston Martin, as well as AB Volvo, Daimler Truck, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Honda Motor, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo Cars, according to Reuters.

Ever-growing list of companies halting Russian operations

7 March 2022, Compliance Week

· General Motors and Sweden’s Volvo Cars have suspended vehicle exports to Russia.

Companies are pulling out of Russia following the invasion of Ukraine. Here’s a list

3 March 2022, WFTV

U.S. automaker General Motors and Swedish automaker Volvo Cars said on Monday that they would suspend all vehicle exports to Russia until further notice.

These are all the automakers that have pulled out Russian operations

3 March 2022, TechCrunch

General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Sweden's Volvo Cars have suspended vehicle exports to Russia until further notice.

Factbox-Companies cut Russia operations and trade as sanctions tighten

2 March 2022, Investing.com

97

Sovcombank

Russian universal commercial bank

Financial Services Companies Banks

The United States on Thursday also targeted 17 board members of Sovcombank, which is also under US sanctions, and Gennady Timchenko, a longtime ally of Putin, his companies, and family members.

US announces new Russia sanctions over Ukraine invasion

24 March 2022, RAPPLER

The White House in a statement said Thursday's action also targeted 17 board members of Sovcombank and Gennady Timchenko, a longtime ally of Putin, his companies and family members.

U.S., Allies Announce New Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine Invasion

24 March 2022, International Business Times

OFAC issued general licenses concurrently with the sanctions on VTB Bank, Otkritie, and Sovcombank authorizing the following transactions and dealings otherwise prohibited by sanctions, including wind down transactions.

US Actions on Russia and Russia-related Sanctions

22 March 2022, The National Law Review

In a statement, the JBIC said that even though the bank’s investments in Russia, aside from Sovcombank, aren’t subject to sanctions, “we believe that it is not possible to make new investments through this framework under the current circumstances.”

Sanctions On Russian Fund Show Dashed Hope Of Moscow’s Cooperation With Democracies

8 March 2022, Forbes

It means that clients at three of Russia's 10 largest banks - VTB, private lender Sovcombank and central-bank-owned Otkritie - can no longer pay with ApplePay and GooglePay services.

Microsoft halts sales in Russia and Airbnb suspends all bookings there and in Belarus: Economic pressure builds after Boeing, Google and GM ceased operations to punish Putin

4 March 2022, Mail Online

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Mercedes-Benz

German automobile brand owned by Mercedes-Benz AG

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Mercedes-Benz has stopped the imports of its cars to Russia and will cease manufacturing there until further notice.

Russia sanctions: Mercedes-Benz and L’Oreal join firms severing ties over Ukraine invasion - see full list

18 March 2022, The Independent

It took just one week after Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine for Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz to suspend production and sales in Russia.

One Ukraine Part Is Stopping Europe’s Car Factories

16 March 2022, Jalopnik

Mercedes-Benz suspended exports of cars and vans to Russia and ceased its manufacturing there late on March 2.

These are the companies that have pulled out of Russia since its invasion of Ukraine

10 March 2022, CBS News

Among many others, Accenture, with 2,300 employees in Russia, said it would discontinue business and Mercedes-Benz Group (MBGn.DE) said it plans to spin off its stake in Russia’s Kamaz.

Oil gains as spectre of sanctions on Russian oil spurs supply worry

8 March 2022, Cyprus Mail

Mercedes-Benz has stopped manufacturing and passenger car export in Russia.

List Of Companies Which Stopped Operations In Russia Over Ukraine Invasion

7 March 2022, NDTV.com

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Эхо Москвы (Echo of Moscow)

Russian radio station

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Several of the remaining independent media outlets in Russia have stopped broadcasting or publishing after pressure from the authorities, including the radio station Echo of Moscow, and TV Rain - an online TV channel.

Russia sanctions Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and others

16 March 2022, Graphic Online

Since February 24, Russian authorities have blocked numerous Russian and foreign media outlets, including Echo of Moscow, Dozhd, Meduza, and BBC Russian Service over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

Russia: With Tech Firms Pulling Out, Internet Spiraling into Isolation

14 March 2022, Human Rights Watch

Two of Russia’s most important remaining independent media outlets - popular radio station Ekho Moskvy and online news channel Dozhd - closed on Thursday as a result of the crackdown.

Number of foreign media halting ops in Russia grows

7 March 2022, Qatar-Tribune

Earlier this week, Russian authorities blocked two independent news outlets, Ekho Moskvy and Dozhd TV, over the publication of "false information regarding the actions of Russian military personnel as part of a special operation."

TikTok suspends new content and livestreaming in Russia after Putin signs 'fake news' law

6 March 2022, Fox Business

Roskomnadzor, the Kremlin’s media monitor, has restricted access to the independent news outlets Radio Ekho Moskvy and Dozhd TV and liberal radio station Echo of Moscow has been taken off air.

BBC suspends journalism in Russia as Kremlin cracks down on independent news

5 March 2022, The Independent

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

American multinational semiconductor company

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Besides the financial companies, many others in various tech sectors are halting their activities in Russia: Microsoft, Airbnb, Intel, AMD, Samsung, Oracle, SAP, Apple, Netflix, Spotify, TikTok … Google and YouTube are blocking RT and Sputnik contents in Europe.

Russia under sanctions after the war in Ukraine

8 March 2022, smartinsights

Two of the largest US semiconductor (microchip) manufacturers, Intel and AMD, have ceased supplies to Russia.
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Although the official US sanctions prohibit the export of “dual use” devices with both military and non-military purposes, Intel and AMD have gone a step further and halted all supplies at this stage.

Sanctions imposed by tech giants on Russia shows they have become as influential as nations

8 March 2022, Scroll.in

Nvidia suspends all sales to Russia, joining AMD and Intel
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Nvidia has joined fellow chipmakers Intel and AMD and suspended all sales to Russia in the wake of the country's invasion of Ukraine.

Nvidia suspends all sales to Russia, joining AMD and Intel

8 March 2022, Datacenter Dynamics

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Otkritie

Russian bank, formerly NOMOS-BANK

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Russian financial institutions including Bank Otkritie, Novikombank, Promsvyazbank, Sovcombank, VEB, and VTB Bank

A Summary of New Ukraine-related US Sanctions and Export Controls on Russia and Belarus

8 March 2022, LexBlog

Following the White House’s earlier commitment, on March 1 the European Union removed access to SWIFT (the international financial messaging service) for seven Russian banks, including VTB Bank, Russia’s second largest financial institution (also recently added to the SDN List) and Bank Otkritie, the largest privately owned Russian bank.

New Sanctions and Export Controls for Russia and Belarus, Phase III

7 March 2022, JD Supra

It means that clients at three of Russia's 10 largest banks - VTB, private lender Sovcombank and central-bank-owned Otkritie - can no longer pay with ApplePay and GooglePay services.

Microsoft halts sales in Russia and Airbnb suspends all bookings there and in Belarus: Economic pressure builds after Boeing, Google and GM ceased operations to punish Putin

4 March 2022, Mail Online

Imposed sanctions on Russian financial institutions such as Otkritie, Novikom, Sovocom.

Russia-Ukraine War: Here Is The List Of Sanctions Imposed On Russia So Far

3 March 2022, https://www.outlookindia.com/

VTB - Russia's second largest bank, Bank Otkritie, Novikombank, Promsvyazbank, Rossiya Bank, Sovcombank and Vnesheconombank (VEB) were listed for expulsion in the EU Official Journal on Wednesday.

EU adopts sanctions to exclude seven Russian banks from SWIFT

2 March 2022, Baltic Times

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Hyundai Motor Company

South Korean multinational automaker

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South Korea's largest automaker, Hyundai Motor, which leads the automobile market in Russia, has also suspended its operations at its St. Petersburg plant since March 1.

LG Electronics suspends shipments to Russia

22 March 2022, UPI

The club’s sleeve sponsor Hyundai also withdrew its sponsorship of the team.

Sanctions …a tool for the West’s expansionist project

18 March 2022, thepatriot.co.zw

While kit sponsors Three and Hyundai 'suspended' their deal with the Premier League side, Trivago, who are the club's training wear sponsors, agreed to keep their deal with the Champions League winners active.
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South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, whose logo featured on the sleeze of Chelsea kits, followed suit and announced it had suspended its deal with the club.
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'However, in the current circumstances, we have taken the decision to suspend our marketing and communication activities with the Club until further notice.'

Keeping each other onside! Chelsea stars Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Jorginho film advert for sponsors Trivago after travel firm REFUSED to sever ties with club despite Abramovich sanctions

15 March 2022, Mail Online

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BlackRock, Inc.

U.S.-headquartered multinational investment management corporation

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BlackRock waives fees on suspended funds with 'significant' Russian exposure

BlackRock waives fees on suspended funds with 'significant' Russian exposure

11 March 2022, //www.investmentweek.co.uk/

To its credit, BlackRock later announced it was suspending all purchases of Russian securities in active and index-linked funds.

Wall Street must stop buying Russian securities

10 March 2022, TheHill

Vanguard’s move follows that of BlackRock Inc., which suspended the purchase of all Russian securities in its active and index funds as of Feb. 28.

Vanguard suspends purchases of Russian securities

8 March 2022, Advisor's Edge

On Thursday, BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK) said it had suspended the purchase of all Russian securities in its active and index funds.

Mutual fund manager Vanguard suspends purchases of Russian securities

7 March 2022, Investing.com

“Due to ERUS’ concentrated exposure to Russian equities, the closure of the Russian stock market and MSCI’s decision to remove Russian securities from its Emerging Markets Indexes, BlackRock strongly supports NYSE Arca’s decision and is committed to protecting the best interests of ERUS shareholders,” said BlackRock in a statement.

Russian equities excluded from Nasdaq’s indexes

7 March 2022, The TRADE

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Sony Pictures Entertainment

American television and film production and distribution unit of Sony

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Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO, Tony Vinciquerra, told Sony in an email that the company stands with the businesses worldwide that have paused their business operations in Russia.

Sony Halts Operations in Russia, Temporarily Suspends Crunchyroll

13 March 2022, Tech Times

On Friday, Sony’s Entertainment unit blocked Russian users from accessing its Crunchyroll anime streaming service and said it would halt the home entertainment release of films like Spider-Man: No Way Home within Russia, according to Variety.
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“We stand with many businesses around the world who have now paused their business operations in Russia, and in support of the humanitarian efforts currently underway in Ukraine and the surrounding region,” Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra said in an email obtained by the outlet.

Sony's Crunchyroll anime streaming service suspends operations in Russia

12 March 2022, Engadget

Movie studios Disney, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, and Paramount Pictures have also halted film releases in Russia in light of the invasion.

News Nintendo Suspends Russian eShop, Sega Announces Ukraine Donations

9 March 2022, Anime News Network

The announcement is just the latest in a series of announcements from media giants like Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Sony and Universal, who all said they would not premiere their latest movie releases in Russia.

Netflix Suspends Service to Russia Over Ukraine Invasion

7 March 2022, TVTechnology

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MSCI Inc.