In addition to the harshest economic sanctions imposed by Russia in history, an anti-Russian social movement marked by “de-Russification” is in full swing.
- Facebook’s parent company Meta, Google and YouTube have announced a ban on Russian state media from advertising on their platforms.
- In addition to deactivating Apple Pay in Russia, Apple has also suspended all product sales in Russia.
- Allies of the United States, such as Japan and South Korea, have also expressed their positions in recent days to join the sanctions.
- Wafer foundries such as Samsung and TSMC have announced that they will “comply with U.S. export control measures”, stop cooperation with Russian customers, and suspend supply to Russia.
- Europe’s annual music event “Eurovision Song Contest” announced on its official website: This competition will not accept Russian entries.
- Netflix rejects Russian offer to “broadcast Russian news and entertainment channels for free”.
- In addition, Disney and Warner Bros. also announced that they would suspend the release of new films and dramas in Russia.
- FIFA and UEFA have jointly announced a ban on Russian national and club teams from participating in all competitions under the two leagues.
- The International Ice Hockey Federation also disqualified Russia from participating in all levels of ice hockey.
- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recommended that athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus be banned from the competition.
- Nike, a major sports brand, has suspended shipments on its official website in Russia on the grounds that it “cannot guarantee the delivery of goods to customers”.
- Adidas also announced the suspension of cooperation with the Russian Football Association.
- Some regions and stores in the United States, Canada, Australia and Finland have stopped selling Russian-made vodka.
- Denmark’s largest retailer, Salling Group, also pulled all Russian merchandise, including vodka and chocolate.
- Visa and Mastercard have blocked several Russian financial institutions from their networks.
- In addition, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) expelled seven Russian banks from the system, a move that will limit Russia’s international business to the greatest extent possible.
- European countries have closed their airspace to Russian aircraft, and Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, has suspended container shipments to and from Russia (except for food, medical and humanitarian supplies).
- UPS suspends shipments to Russia.
- Ford, Volvo, General Motors, Volkswagen and other car brands have announced the suspension of sales in Russia.
- BMW said it was halting local production and car exports in Russia.
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- Energy giant Shell announced it was withdrawing from all operations in Russia;
- British Petroleum (BP) announced that it will sell nearly 20% of Rosneft’s stake.
- French oil and gas group Total said it would no longer fund new projects in Russia.
- In addition to the United States restricting the export of many Russian technological hardware to Russia, including computers, telecommunications, aviation and navigation equipment.
- In addition, the United States, Britain and the European Union have included Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov on the sanctions list, freezing their assets.
- Even Switzerland, which has maintained its status as a neutral country for a long time, has announced that it will fully adopt the means of EU sanctions against Russia.
- The International Federation of Felines (FIFe) issued a statement on its official website, announcing that from March 1, its affiliated national chapters should stop importing cats raised in Russia, and prohibit Russian-related institutions from participating in the organization’s conferences. Fairs and competitions.
- On February 28, local time, the official website of “European Tree of the Year” issued an announcement to join the “International Action to Isolate Russia” and prohibit Russia from participating in the annual European tree selection. The group also claimed that the ban was not aimed at Russians, but out of “the shock of Russia’s military action against Ukraine.”
So far, sanctions against Russia have become increasingly broad and specific, such as:
1. Germany confiscated the Russian billionaire’s superyacht worth nearly 600 million US dollars;
2. The confiscation of villas, yachts and other properties of American and Russian rich people in the United States;
3. Switzerland considers freezing Russian assets in Switzerland;
4. TikTok blocked articles from two major Russian official media in the EU;
5. Orion only raises prices in Russia and China, and does not raise prices in other countries;
6. The University of Milan-Bicocca postponed its course on Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky;
7. Valery Gergiev, the Russian chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic in Germany, was fired by the orchestra for refusing to condemn the Russian president’s attack on Ukraine.
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In addition, because Belarus is a good relationship with Russia, this wave of sanctions also affected Belarus by the way.
EU President Ursula von der Leye said on Sunday: “We will introduce restrictive measures in Belarus’ most important sectors. This means that the country’s exports of fossil fuels, tobacco, wood, cement, steel and other products will be restricted. We will also extend the export restrictions on dual-use goods imposed by Russia to Belarus. This will also avoid any violation of EU sanctions against Russia. In addition, we will sanction Belarusians who assist in the Russian war. ”
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