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(9,073 posts)
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 12:45 PM Mar 2022

Found on Facebook...

I have not been able to attribute this to any person or origin, but it was passed around on social media. I think it was interesting:

It's been a week since Putin started the illegal war against Ukraine and the following has happened:
Ukraine is still free and the Ukrainians' fighting rate is high.
Georgia and Moldova have applied for members of the European Union.
Germany has reversed 180 degrees from foreign policy that continued after World War II and launched a 100 billion euro equipment program.
Europe's most non-allied countries Switzerland, Sweden and Finland have given up on non-alliance with a bang.
Finnish membership in the North Atlantic Defense Union seems to be a matter of months.
At the United Nations General Assembly, 141 countries voted in favor of the resolution condemning the Russian attack and only 5 opposed. Russia's allies are only Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea and Syria.
The International War Criminal Court has launched investigations into Russia's war crimes in Ukraine.
The Russian stock market has collapsed. The Russian drum has collapsed.
Russia's economy is about to collapse.
And the following companies have imposed sanctions and action against Russia:
Apple Pay - Completely Blocked
Apple - completely off the market
Adidas - refuses to cooperate with national football team
Audi - is going off the market
AMD has banned the delivery of microchip and will soon ban the delivery of display controllers.
Amazon - a complete ban on all retail trade
Adobe - complete trade ban
British Petroleum exit Rosneft with 20% shares currently owned
BBC - revocation of permit to broadcast
BMW - closed all factories and blocked deliveries.
Bolt - Exiting from the market
Boeing - Exiting from the market
Chevrolet coming off the market.
Cannes Festival - Russian Council blocked
Cadillac - coming off the market
Carlsberg - Import Limit
Cex Io - crypto platform bans Russian users
Cinema 4D app not working
Coca Cola is off the market
Danone - left the market together with his subsidiary "Prostokvashino".
Disney - stop releasing all movies
Dell - is going off the market
Dropbox - will be closed on the ground in a few days
DHL is leaving the market
Eurovision - Russia is not allowed to participate
Ericsson - leaving the market
Exxon Mobil - is calling back all the experts of Russian oil companies.
Etsy - all Russian accounts balances have been blocked.
Facebook - Prohibition of use of Russian group communication accounts
FedEx - suspended all broadcasts
FIVB - Prevents all participation in international volleyball
Formula 1 - has established the Grand Prix competition held in Sotshi.
Ford - stopped the sale
FIFA has closed the Russian national team out of the World Cup and has banned all international events in Russia.
Google pay - partially blocked
Google Maps data banned in Russia
General motors - suspended export
HP - suspended delivery of products to Russia
Harley Davidson - has suspended deliveries to Russia.
Hennes & Mauritz - suspends operations in Russia.
Ikea - closing the shops
Instagram - blocking Russian propaganda
Intel has denied delivery of microchips.
Jaguar - left the market
Jooble - turned off the service and gave a statement
Machine - suspends everything export to Russia
KUNA - released from the market
Lenovo - left the Russian market
LinkedIn - getting ready to leave the country
International Olympic Committee - canceled all sporting events in Russia
Mastercard - issuance of new cards has been suspended, bank cards that were subject to several sanctions have been blocked.
Maersk - suspends deliveries to Russia and Russia
You cannot order goods from Ali Express and ASOS.
Mercedes - has left the country
Megogo - removes all Russian movies
Metro - Signing off 10,000 workers
Mitsubishi - 141 service center employees' dismissal.
Microsoft Office - a wide range of measures will be discussed.
Mobile World Congress - The accreditation of the Russian Council was denied.
NFL - Blocking accounts of Russian and Belarus users, transfer of funds to Ukraine.
NHL - A complete ban on players coming from Russia
Netflix - Preventing orders from Russia, suspending the production of Russian TV shows.
Nike - closing all stores
Nintendo - Russia's payments are blocked.
Nestle - closing all six Russian factories.
Norwegian Oil Fund - giving up Russian ownership 2.7 million. €
OnlyFans - turned off their service.
Paysera - closes the accounts of its Russian customers.
PayPal - has banned starting payments
Paramount - has blocked the release and distribution of movies.
Parimatch - has canceled its franchise
It's impossible to pay for Play Station services.
Ponsse - ends its operations in Russia
Pornhub - all content prohibited.
Porsche - taken off the market
Renault - taken off the market
Samsung pay - service blocked
Snapchat - removed from the app in Russia and Belarus
Scania - is off the market
SpaceX - Starlink deliveries to Ukraine.
Shell - has terminated the contract with Gazprom.
Spotify - option to pay for subscription has been blocked
Sony - blocked the distribution of movies
S-Group - Giving up Russian business
Twitter - Russian citizens cannot register their accounts
TikTok ban on aggressive Russians and Russian mass messages
Toyota - suspends the operation of a Finnish factory and resigns 2,600 employees
UEFA - Champions League final match was postponed from Russia; Russian clubs were closed from Champions League and Europa League matches; the contract with the main sponsor Gazprom was broken.
UPS - has interrupted transportation
Universal pictures - has prevented the release and distribution of movies
Visa - Banks of Russia have been blocked due to sanctions
Volvo - leaving the market
Yandex - NYSE has temporarily suspended trading on Yandex stocks that were noted on its stock market.
YouTube has blocked hundreds of Russian channels and removed their money-selling opportunities.
Warner Bros - blocked the release and distribution of movies.
Webmoney - business blocked
Volkswagen - taken off the market
Zoom - restricts the use of its software in Russian companies that have government funds.
What has Russia benefited from this war?
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Found on Facebook... (Original Post) Sancho Mar 2022 OP
If all of that is true... Omnipresent Mar 2022 #1
I'd prefer... 2naSalit Mar 2022 #2
I love your Zelenskyy Traildogbob Mar 2022 #5
Who keeps saying Sanctions are not enough????????? nt Tommymac Mar 2022 #3
reQublicOns KS Toronado Mar 2022 #6
The Ukrainians who are being murdered every day while the sanctions eventually have an impact. Lonestarblue Mar 2022 #7
How long will it be until the first money-grubbing company..... SergeStorms Mar 2022 #12
Which brings me to something no one seems to be addressing. XacerbatedDem Mar 2022 #19
Considering the state of the Ruble, there is hardly any money to grub Obvious85 Mar 2022 #22
People who don't understand what's going to happen by the end of the month uponit7771 Mar 2022 #17
The Russian people must be getting the idea that something has gone horribly wrong world wide wally Mar 2022 #4
While I have no use for Facebook, this found there is most impressive. NNadir Mar 2022 #8
I bet they could all register and participate in Trump's new platform, "Truth Social". SergeStorms Mar 2022 #9
Thanks for posting. n/t TeamProg Mar 2022 #10
Most of these corporations didn't wait to be told to do this, they just did it Warpy Mar 2022 #11
They chose to disengage from Russia before the rest of us started boycotting them. nt woodsprite Mar 2022 #15
Exactly! XacerbatedDem Mar 2022 #20
And I can absolutely guarantee that Mr.Bill Mar 2022 #16
With the ruble cratering Warpy Mar 2022 #18
It's heartbreaking that the Russian people will bear the brunt. It's going to be ugly for them, but OMGWTF Mar 2022 #13
Good start. We need the courageous people of Russia to rise up. On the other hand, I'm guilty Pepsidog Mar 2022 #14
"How long will we be controlled by the extremist, religious right." XacerbatedDem Mar 2022 #21
IOW Putin: "Kill Yo' Self" live love laugh Mar 2022 #23


(9,152 posts)
5. I love your Zelenskyy
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 02:53 PM
Mar 2022

In Superman shirt. Who will be first at next Comicon dressed as that superhero of the world? Who will dress as Putin the evil hideous villain wanting to destroy the world, but be the dictator of what’s left?


(10,714 posts)
7. The Ukrainians who are being murdered every day while the sanctions eventually have an impact.
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:04 PM
Mar 2022

That list is awesome, and I’m glad to see it, but the only change Putin has made is to escalate the severity of the attacks, including one civilian targets and dangerous targets like a nuclear power plant. Sanctions have not made one bit of difference to Putin so far. Eventually they may, but that will be because they’re hurting the oligarchs who may refuse to continue supporting him and. Russian businesses, whose leaders may eventually get fed up with Putin.

The sanction that would truly hurt would be to cut off all purchases of Russian gas and oil by the US, the EU, and other countries wanting to participate. Fareed Zakaria argued just that in a piece in the Washington Post. He also suggested removing the Trump sanctions on Iran and Venezuela to help bolster the world oil and gas supplies and keep prices down. Tough choices, but not making them means Ukrainians will keep seeing their cities reduced to rubble and citizens dying by the thousands. Are we willing to stand by and watch as Putin does to Ukrainian cities what he did to Grozny, Chechnya—one of the most brutal attacks imaginable.




(19,222 posts)
12. How long will it be until the first money-grubbing company.....
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:18 PM
Mar 2022

starts economic relations with Russia again. A month? 3 months? 6 months? One year? When it comes to greed and "adding shareholder value" there is no crime so egregious that they'll ignore Russia forever.

Don't get me wrong. I want the sanctions to work and last until Russia clears out of Ukraine and pays to fix everything they've destroyed, but I also know how multi-national companies work. Greed always wins, or it always has won, anyway.


(511 posts)
19. Which brings me to something no one seems to be addressing.
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 04:28 PM
Mar 2022

The list above shows how many companies have been dealing with Russia for quite some time. I think it's great that they are pulling support, but why were they there in the first place? They knew what Russia was like. They've been taking their money for years. They didn't care. Money is money, right, no matter what blood thirsty dictator you get it from. And I wonder, if no sanctions were enacted, how many of those companies would still be there while Russia runs right over Ukraine.

As usual, it's all about the benjamins. Sick.


(19,222 posts)
9. I bet they could all register and participate in Trump's new platform, "Truth Social".
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:09 PM
Mar 2022

If the damned thing worked, that is. Republicans could converse with their like-minded brethren in Russia, and plot out other invasions, coups, genocide etc. to their heart's content. IF the damned thing worked properly, anyway.


(112,118 posts)
11. Most of these corporations didn't wait to be told to do this, they just did it
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:16 PM
Mar 2022

and that's the part I find deeply shocking. It looks like even soulless, bloodless corporate fast buck artists have their limits. Who knew?


(24,454 posts)
16. And I can absolutely guarantee that
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:41 PM
Mar 2022

every one of them did it because in the long run it will be profitable to them.


(112,118 posts)
18. With the ruble cratering
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 04:27 PM
Mar 2022

they knew they wouldn't get paid, anyway.

Still, they didn't wait for the bills to pile up or the government to issue an order. They just did it. This is unusual behavior.


(4,157 posts)
13. It's heartbreaking that the Russian people will bear the brunt. It's going to be ugly for them, but
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:21 PM
Mar 2022

Putler will continue to enjoy the finer things, just in his bunker. OTOH, it's very heartening to see the world coming together to fight evil. I am very excited to see the Russian/GQP connections that will be exposed in the upcoming J6 prime time televised hearings.


(6,283 posts)
14. Good start. We need the courageous people of Russia to rise up. On the other hand, I'm guilty
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:27 PM
Mar 2022

of sitting home for four years while the Slobfather trashed everything that makes America good. We, the majority of Americans, sit idly by watching republicans systematically destroy voting rights and attack court precedent that may restrict healthcare choices by women. Worse yet, it will all be approved by a SCOTUS that will set women back 50 years. How long will we be controlled by the extremist, religious right. The 2016 election was all about SCOTUS now 2022 and 2024 Dems must win larger majorities in the House and Senate otherwise history will show us what will happen if a guy like DeSantis wins in 2024. And the truly terrifying reality is as a 60 year old white male professional in a solid blue state, I consistently encounter more people who support republicans than democrats and it’s all because the right dominates the media. MSNBC is a blip on the map compared to Fox and rw radio. We need to go after Fox!


(511 posts)
21. "How long will we be controlled by the extremist, religious right."
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 04:37 PM
Mar 2022

As long as it pays. Preferably in cash.

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