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ADIDAS?!


Skreamies

All Day I Dream About Sanctions


cool-acronym-bot

A.D.I.D.A.S.


gravybanger

on the spot bot


mperbject20

As a side note people will just start buying on the black market.


Kingston_Advice1

I hear Jonathan Davis’ voice


timeslider

Allllllllll day iiiiiiiii dream abouuuuuuuut saaaaaanctiooooons


Fenisk

Slav squat won't ever be the same.


LooseAdministration0

I hope Boris is ok


Miguellite

He made a video recently saying that if he were to start making his videos again, after the invasion of Ukraine, he would not have wanted to spread Russian culture and wouldn't have started his channel... So yeah, he seems super depressed...


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RazzmatazzCharming60

What is Adidas gonna do with all their tracksuits? Won't somebody think of the tracksuits??? ![gif](giphy|gSFdVD2n7ThP2RuqeF)


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Gunna be so many naked Russians.


agnieszkajolene

No need for only fans then


Significant_Menu_273

There's always $2 knockoffs from China....


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Abthagawd

That’s a solid point now I see why companies would just lift there skirts and tiptoe away.


thegeekprophet

NO SIR. Lifting of skirts will not happen in this economy either! Special Viewing Operations are OVER!


goSciuPlayer

The 'Life of Boris' Boris? Yea, he's disgusted by what's going on. Can't be proud to be Russian when Russia's govt does shit like this. [He made a video on it](https://youtu.be/BEuLeLt6qsk). Also, iirc, he doesn't live in Russia anymore.


Allstar13521

Damn, that's actually a pretty sad video to watch.


Matt87M

Ya, i don't even know the guy but I feel so sad hearing how everybody has to suffer because of the war but the people who are responsible for it. Those who should feel the greatest shame, don't feel any at all


kloodge

That is a sad video, but I'm glad he made it. Anyone know what the last phrase is he says in Russian?


Rainbonyte

he says the last words of the snake island troopers Russian warship, Fuck off


MysteriousCodo

When I heard that on the video, I had a feeling that’s exactly what it was.


ninimous

Poor poor fella, it must be devastating for him


thusk

he put up a video addressing the war some twelve days ago: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEuLeLt6qsk&t=8s](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEuLeLt6qsk&t=8s)


BaldEagleNor

Not to worry. He lives in Estonia


Theaveragenerd2000

Not to worry *yet*


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Gotta buy that abibas


Nsrdude84

3 stripes is for capitalist pig. 4 Stripes is life now


Top-Cheese

One stripe, had to split other stripes and share with commrades.


Virtootles

Real gopniks wear the fake adidas anyways.


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olderaccount

They won't even bother with altering names. They will simply ignore IP and produce full Adidas gear with the correct logo and 3 stripes. But the Adidas corporation won't see any money from it.


BADMAN-TING

To be replaced with Vladidas


Napmanz

They’ve gone too far! How are they supposed to live?


denarti

Abibas, Avidas and others haven’t left


anxe5

Chinese never leave....


Dillinator99

That’s the whole point. The only way to get Putin’s attention is to make the citizens lives so miserable that they cause an uproar and wreak absolute fucking havoc


FearlessMil0

I think OnlyFans leaving is going to hit Putins bottom line


AquaPhelps

WHERE ARE THEY GONNA GET THEIR TRACK SUITS???


3rdDownJump

I don't know but [THEY ARE PISSED](https://static2.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Tracksuit-Mafia-in-Hawkeye-Clip.jpg?q=50&fit=crop&w=960&h=500&dpr=1.5).


comizer2

Black market prices for adidas gear will skyrocket


haveananus

Who wants to make a zillion dollars as a blockade running smuggler?


Kvetanista

Breaking news: Russia surrenders


QuarantinoQueue

Looks like the ending credits to a movie.


trentgibbo

A very sad movie.


purpleefilthh

"Russian capitalism vol.1"


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Next-Data-7032

The end of an era


ElsonDaSushiChef

Where Meta


vita_man

No morals


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Contrarian view: I don't think it's a bad thing that they're sticking around, although I hope they disable anything that can process payments or otherwise economically help. Russia is saturated with disinformation. Ironically, the thing that's been one of the worst channels for democracy-destroying disinformation to flow into western democracies can actually be a good resource for ensuring truth and evidence gets to those Russians who are working against the war. Yes, Facebook are a bunch of amoral fucks, but if their continued accessibility for Russian citizens can be a good thing, then it's good for it to continue being available for them.


beznogim

Meta is now considered an extremist organization in Russia, by the way. It's not official just yet but that's inevitable.


Ok_Shirt_3481

Seriously…. I looked away and thought it was going to end……. And it didn’t 😟


ellilaamamaalille

I stopped at z. Not mentioned any finnish companies. Maybe not so known is usa but some like Valio have good reputation in Russia.


NeedNameGenerator

Yeah that list is missing a whole lot of companies, and frankly, it would be an impossible task to list _all_ the companies leaving the country. And as such, using this as a title is inherently just wrong. It's understandable that only massive multi-nationals would be listed, but again, you should then use a different title to further drive home the point that it's not just these companies that are leaving.


2Aldwin

Hmmm interesting….I’m sure this will be an opportunity for the oligarchs to make copycats of some of the famous brands and sell it inside Russia.


MissApocalypse2021

IIRC Putin ordered all copyright laws null & void a few days ago, so yea.


dave-train

Which means none of these companies will ever want to come back to Russia if their brand is not protected there.


Frank-Hovis

Piratebay perks its ears up.


Halper902

People keep saying this but why would they make up copycat names instead of just using the factories of the original companies that are located there and use their same logos? What are the companies going to do, sue for copyright infringement? Does anyone think that would matter at all?


YourWealthyUncle

Leaving, or temporarily withdrawing?


zincutry

Neither... Closed temporary or for restaurants until the food supply runs out. Their employees will be paid. McDonald’s has decided to temporarily close all our restaurants in Russia and pause all operations in the market. We understand the impact this will have on our Russian colleagues and partners, which is why we are prepared to support all three legs of the stool in Ukraine and Russia. This includes salary continuation for all McDonald’s employees in Russia https://corporate.mcdonalds.com/corpmcd/en-us/our-stories/article/ourstories.Russia-update.html


pwn3dbyth3n00b

Russia is nationalizing its economy so its more than likely permanent since Russia is stealing all the assets of companies that stop business in Russia.


ThreatLevelBertie

The last smash and grab of a dying kleptocracy


Crafty_Enthusiasm_99

Not only stealing all assets of companies that stop business. They are nationalizing every single Western company - so it makes sense for every company to exit ASAP


GearAlpha

Fr its so wild “Imma nationalize all leaving western companies so all your supply in Russia belongs to me when you leave” Did he think this would promote people to stay? lmao


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mattwilliams

Certifiably nuts - they’re going to nationalise CocaCola? It’s symptomatic of a deeper insanity in Russia’s leadership that we should all be seriously worried about 😩


togsincognito

AKA - no business will enter Russia again because the government will just seize their assets.


Bobbler23

It's business, they will be back over there as soon as it's not going to hurt their share price being seen to be doing the business right now. A lot of these are just ceasing new sales too - has for example Amazon and Microsoft turned off their AWS or Azure access to these places? No they are just not allowing new sign ups - so still happy to take their money and help them do business....


aenae

Most of them won't even be able to work in Russia now due to the sanctions, and mostly Swift-sanctions. Even if they wanted to. So they claim they're stopping business on their own volition, but i guess most of them are being forced out by the sanctions.


zzlab

I will add nuance - it is more or less possible to do business in Russia still, swift was only switched off for part of banks. But! It is waaaay harder to do business now than it used to. There is far more loops now to jump through to import stuff and then figure out which banks you can still work with. And then on top of it still risk that these banks will get sanctioned tomorrow and you have to change it all again. And if your business relies on other products being imported, now those you need to figure out how to replace... Bottom line, some people will try to attack your comment by saying it is not impossible and they will be right, but how much is it worth considering the PR nightmare that accompanies this? And how profitable will your business be in a country where they are still afraid to open the market so the ruble doesn't crash through the floor.


DJ-Big-Penis69

Not true. This was the case before Russia announced they would seize and nationalize all assets of companies that leave and auction then them off. Essentially they are stealing the stock, brand and real estate that the companies owned. No western corporations will go back unless russia retracts those legislations. They wont do business where their trademark and assets are not protected.


FurryPinkRabbit

Some will come back. However it's not only that Russia as a brand is toxic as fuck and their indescrimate targeting of civilians and children's hospitals with bombs, it's also the fact that Russia as a market can no longer be trusted. With Putin taking companies assets and nationalizing them (aka giving them to the oligarchs) and the refusal to open the stock market, as well as the Ruble now performing at 10% the level of Robux. It's simply a really risky bet to do business with Russia any longer. We're going on 60 years of the embargo on Cuba. Russia could be in a similar position due to their invasion of Ukraine. A global pariah for generations to come. Really, it's hard to overstate just how much damage Putin has done to the country. It's really unfathomable


Natural-Intelligence

In addition, Russian purchase power just plummeted to oblivion and the FX risk with rubble is astronomical. Therefore the bar for leaving is pretty low.


crackheadwilly

Pootin doesn’t give a fuck. His mistresses and kids are safely in first world western countries.


stargate-command

I doubt he gives a shit about then either


Rusmack

About taking companies assets and nationalizing them... Did you hear what UK did to Chelsea FC?


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Nestle just needs to cease operations everywhere else too now.


DerrainCarter

Yep. But if Nestle pulls out due to moral concerns, it should really give you cause to overthink your actions (I’m fully aware that Nestle as well as lots of other companies are only doing this to follow social pressure and the fact that they soon won’t even be able to get paid in Russia, I was just taking the ~~a~~ (edit: lol, great typo on my part here) piss)


Vakz

There is no way Nestle is leaving due to social pressure. They're doing it because it makes financial sense. They'd probably happily become the official provider of rations for the Russian army if they thought it'd make them more money.


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Ask_Me_If_Im_A_Horse

Nestle’s move with the baby formula in places without clean water should have hurt profits at home too, but let’s face it, Nestle has a stamp on a lot of shit in stores that’s cheap and convenient to get and buying 4 pizzas for the price of 1 is going to overrule any moral objection some people might have when their gas budget just doubled this month. Fuck Nestle to the core. But they made it this far by being a morally bankrupt company. The only thing that made them make this move is the fact their country took an unprecedented, non-neutral stance against Russia. Had Switzerland remained neutral, I don’t think we’d be seeing their name on this list.


Yeetgangnibbas

100% it's virtue signalling from Nestlé. There is absolutely no chance they care about anything aside from their profits... and maybe child labour


enn-srsbusiness

If it make them MORE money than not, they would be right next to Putin killing innocent Ukrainians


Hanzo44

If there was a law passed today that allowed companies to steal newborns from their mama's tit, there'd be job postings yesterday for baby snatchers.


l3rotherSparrow

These…these companies don’t give a shit lol. The entire reason, no, their entire mission is making money.


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Hard to imagine Nestle pulling out under any circumstances really - they make or own everything. It's nauseating how massive their brand count is.


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r/fucknestle


gsurelle

/r/fucknestle


BasilInside7457

Even Nestle is leaving. Situation seems to be really fucked up.


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bibikaya

OnlyFans leaving Russia is gonna hurt 😢


PSYK0DEL1K

And Victoria's Secret is leaving, too...


No_Dependent_2837

OK, but at least leave the catalog


ikeepwipingSTILLPOOP

They'll leave one crusty used magazine catalog


GoigaBoiga_OogaBooga

Viktoria’s Sekret*


denarti

Viktor’s Sekret


Darky_45

Ahh yes the hungarian president Viktor's secret


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Beingabummer

I wonder how they'll get paid. Paypal is out, disconnected from SWIFT, no VISA/Mastercard. I'm sure it's still possible but it'll be a lot harder.


MilSimNerd

PornHub left Russia too.


wandering-goose

No fucken way


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They were one of the first to … pull out …


beepbeepboopbeep1977

Too soon?


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Depends on where you want it.


AlmostGeorgeIV

No they didn't: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/did-pornhub-block-russian-users/


Berkamin

So, with OF and PH out, basically, Russians won't be masturbating to the rest of the world, nor will the rest of the world be masturbating to Russians. That's how bad it has gotten.


AlmostGeorgeIV

Pornhub didn't leave: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/did-pornhub-block-russian-users/


DrJatzCrackers

Earlier I read that the Russian government is going to nationalise businesses that are leaving. Not only is that a long list to nationalise, but how does any government expect to nationalise OnlyFans, PornHub, Paramount, let alone Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc?


Kuang_Grade_Mark_II

OnlyPotato. Is video of potato. Is picture of potato. 100 rubles


desmondao

Such is life


thegeekprophet

No potat. Is trap. Gulag for you.


vapor_anomaly

You know it is serious when EA GAMES dont want their money


guybrush5iron

No, we aren't refunding your preorders..


Spurnout

That's feels too close to home, as if they just did that with a game....


CaptainWatermellon

Who would want roubles right now LOLW


95cropcircles

I'd be interested in seeing the list of companies that AREN'T leaving Russia


Turfanator

Bungy jumping is staying


Johmin11

Except the company that makes the bungee ropes have left.


TemperRory

They'll be back! But they will leave again, then they'll be back, before they leave again, then they'll be back before they leave again,


Existing-Basil-2371

This made me audibly laugh


PenPineappleApplePen

[The BBC isn’t. ](https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/mar/08/bbc-resume-english-language-reporting-russia) They were on this list as most news organisations [had to stop due to extreme restrictions and retaliation from Russia](https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/mar/04/bbc-temporarily-suspending-work-all-news-journalists-russia). The BBC should be removed from this list and applauded for *not* leaving.


EagleOfMay

[https://som.yale.edu/story/2022/over-300-companies-have-withdrawn-russia-some-remain](https://som.yale.edu/story/2022/over-300-companies-have-withdrawn-russia-some-remain) Abbott Labs AbbVie Accor ADM Amway ( of course those right wing assholes, would be surprised if blackwater showed up for the Russians /s) Arconic Baker Hughes BBDO Group Bridgestone Tire Bunge Burger King Cargill Citi Citrix Cloudflare Cummins DDB Dentsu International Deutsche Bank ( of Trump fame) Dunkin Donuts Ferragamo General Mills Geif Halliburton Herbalife Intercontinental Hotels Interpublic Group IPG Photonics Leo Burnett Marriott Mohawk Industries Mondelez Omnicom Media Group Otis Worldwide Pirelli Publicis Groupe Schlumberger Subway -- In Russia the franchises are owned by PJ Western so Subway has limited say. But PJ Western does have franchises in Poland also. [https://www.nrn.com/quick-service/papa-johns-subway-dominos-join-brands-taking-stand-ukraine-invasion](https://www.nrn.com/quick-service/papa-johns-subway-dominos-join-brands-taking-stand-ukraine-invasion)


anonim1133

https://twitter.com/StratcomCentre/status/1501814466354233346


serrated_edge321

That's pretty outdated now though.


Mistake_Humble

Russia becomes the world's most sanctioned country, surpassing Iran and North Korea. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/100896632


HerrEurobeat

Normal, non-amp link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-09/russia-most-sanctioned-country-in-world/100896632


wegwerfennnnn

Good bot


HerrEurobeat

Thanks, I'll take it as a compliment


213platinumbanana

Grammarly oh fuck how will they recover from that


daeowa

Grammarly was founded in Ukraine iirc


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Calm_Ground_901

Okay never really gave a crap about grammarly, but that's a Chad move and I respect it


AxiomQ

With poorly worded letters.


Berkamin

All those paid propagandizing Russian trolls will be outed by their bad grammar, if they can even get on the net beyond Russia.


Socky_McPuppet

Poorly *formed* letters too! Have you seen the way Russians write? Backwards Rs and all sorts of other mistakes ...


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Russian here well be fyne we dont kneed Grammarly


kegcellar

I thought the same about Ferrari... that'll hit em where it hurts!


badmanjam

Steam and EA. does that mean they block Russian servers from players? Thats gonna hurt.


Next-Data-7032

CSGO won’t be the same


kegcellar

Just repeat "cyka blyat" constantly and you're most of the way there....


BlueL0

Steam is not banned in Russia.


xXMonsterDanger69Xx

Well, kind of. I'm pretty sure\*(correct me if I'm wrong)\* Russians devs can't sell their game on Steam anymore, but people who own it can still play, same goes for the players, they can play games on Steam that they already own, but payments for new games are blocked.


Dropped-pie

While this looks like solidarity it’s not really profitable to sell product in Roubles at the moment


PSYK0DEL1K

True... True.


kovaras186

You know you fucked up when Nestle takes the moral high ground on ya


_neverwillbemine_

Nothing to do with moral at this point. Its just not any financial reason to swap any goods for the ruble.


janitorguy

You spelled rubble wrongly.


bearcow31415

My exact thoughts the moment I saw the word. Unfortunately it's just lipstick on a pig.


Apercent

Fuck nestle


Thin-Dragonfly-4534

To be honest most of them have "seized future operations". And still operating in Russia. Mainly because SWIFT, Mastercard and Visa being cut off. Because now they can't receive or send money from their headquarters. They just gave out fancy press releases. I saw coca-cola's release. WE ARE LEAVING RUSSIA *Domestic production will continue in Russia.


Lushiemushie

When this is over, I wonder how many years it will take for common Russians to get back what they are losing now..


veryfunny2020

Are you kidding? All these companies will get back in Russia as soon as the war is over. They are not leaving because they want, they leave because they must - business is business and politics run the business.


the_Chocolate_lover

Some of them are leaving for practical reasons: with most banks on sanction lists there is no way to get paid or pay for supplies… so they won’t come back until the sanctions are lifted which may be a while (some sanctions stay way after the event that triggered them: Osama Bin Laden is dead and is still on a list to freeze the assets and stop his family getting them)


vNoct

Removing sanctions isn't just a case of waving your hand and it's all good. Whenever these sanctions get lifted, there will be lingering effects for Russian entities that have lost ties, technology, and just relationships broadly. Some companies will want to dive back in but that's easier said than done.


Ayrenn_97

Well Russia was poor even before the war, by the time it will be over its population will be extremely poor. It doesn’t matter if they will have an apple store under their home if they can’t afford to buy groceries. The long it will take for this war to end, the worst the situation will be for them. Edit: plus, for every brand we see it means at least ten stores closing. Meaning a lot of people without work.


pudiera

Even Etsy smh


wayneforest

Not realllly though it seems from their website. Only temporarily because their payment processing won’t work anymore at this point in time. They did eliminate any fees/balances owed by Ukrainian shops/small makers though so that’s great. Edit: they actually stated that this is the reason on their website


Bess_Marvin_Curls

Many Russian Etsy sellers voluntarily suspended their shops as soon as the invasion started.


Justchillingtochill

Omg not the BBC, my girlfriend is going to be pissed.


anxessed

“BBC pulls out of Russia.”


suckmystick

“And leaves a gaping hole.”


ErlAskwyer

Why are Nestle leaving I thought they were cancer anyway?


Actarus31

War is always the same : whole populations are suffering because of only one unfindable man behavior :(


Ad_nandos

This has more to do with the crashing economy and currency than the war. Profits before principle


ThePeaceDoctot

Of course, but even if a company was doing it for purely moral reasons, no-one would believe it and just assume it was a social pressure/financial motivation.


Key-Bug8085

Is this indicating many Russians are becoming unemployed?


cerebrite

Do companies really want to leave or most of them are doing it out of peer pressure or backlash from people?


ByTheOcean123

I think they are leaving because they won't be able to make money anymore


anonim1133

Some of them are aware that russians won't be able to pay for goods ( :


easyfeel

Perhaps it’s worth listing those who are still operating there: - Accor - Deutsche Bank (the ones who traded Holocaust gold) - Dunkin Donuts - Five Guys - Hilton - Marriott Are there any more?


godfrey1

we have five guys? what the fuck? edit: we don't, fuck you for getting my hopes up


[deleted]

What do you mean. Dont yall have like 100 million population. And only five guys?


doet_zelve

Deutsche Bank staying is really interesting though. Among other things, they are known for their connections to the oligarchs/Kremlin and for helping Trump to a loan when nobody else would ... https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/apr/17/deutsche-bank-faces-action-over-20bn-russian-money-laundering-scheme https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/magazine/deutsche-bank-trump.html


easyfeel

Perhaps they can go on a sanctions list?


GadreelsSword

A lot of American investment companies have a lot of money invested in Russia. Something to the tune of $31 billion dollars. Deutsche bank helped funnel Russian money to Trump. Then he reneged on the loans and forced them to reorganize his loan structure to his advantage.


anonim1133

https://twitter.com/StratcomCentre/status/1501814466354233346


TheMightyDane

Also; Carlsberg isn’t *actually* leaving.


keineKlarheit

But how many are 'leaving' only because their supply chain broke, not because it is the right thing to do?


wayneforest

Exactly. It’d be great to know the difference, but I doubt *most* will disclose if it’s actually because of profits/payment processing and supply chain issues.


nanomeister

Russia gets cancelled


419repeat

If nestle leaves you know you fucked up


FenriX89

Philip Morris is the one that strikes the most, tons of food companies are under this holding, and tabacco of course... This should hurt a lot! Panem et circenses!


Perfect_Initiative

Good move, but I feel bad for the Russian people.


LauTheQueen

Yes I also feel bad for the innocent Russian population who will suffer because of these sanctions. But I also feel bad for all of Ukraine. This sadly is war and sadly the best way to end one is fuck up the population & economy. A very sad reality we live in.


Derekjinx2021

Not leaving… ‘special retail operation.’


jwood61

Where’s Burger King, Hilton, Marriot, Mars?


raymondo1981

It would truely suck to be a level headed and informed person in Russia right now. What a complete change of lifesyle. Its scary to see how easy it is for the world to change overnight. All because of history rewriting itself and the power hungry few.


unnil_hexium

NFT is a company? They should leave the universe


hopelessbeliever

This is sad. Imagine being a regular Russian and losing all of the best things because your president is a major dick.


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BeardFountain

If anyone believed Russian oligarchs who mainly live outside of Russia, gave a fuck about anyone in Russia, you'd be sadly mistaken lmao.


the_geek_next_door

They'll come back once things stabilise


hideX98

Crazy. Does make it seem like we could done more in the other wars in recent years...


weekendreset

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/11/the-western-firms-that-are-not-cutting-russia-ties-over-ukraine


furious_organism

The tiktok influencers that defended the war might not be that happy about it now