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A look at the brands and companies that left Russia after its invasion of Ukraine

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, brands around the world have shown their support for Ukraine and stood against Russia for its aggression. The trend out of the Russian market started shortly after the large-scale attack and has now turned into a mass exodus from Western companies. Here is a sector overview of companies that have left Russia so far.


Mercedes-Benz will soon sell its 15% stake in Russian automaker Kamaz.

General Motors and Swedish automaker Volvo have suspended vehicle exports to Russia.

Volkswagen suspends exports and stops production of all vehicles in Russia with immediate effect.

Ford, the American automaker, has suspended all operations in Russia.

Mitsubishi, a Japanese automaker, has said it may suspend production and sales of its cars in Russia.

Iconic motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson has suspended operations and motorcycle shipments to Russia.

Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin, two British luxury carmakers, have suspended shipments of vehicles to Russia.

BMW said it would halt production in Russia and stop exporting cars.

Honda, another Japanese automaker, has suspended auto and motorcycle exports to Russia, as well as Mazda, which has suspended auto parts exports to its Russian plant.

Daimler Truck, the world’s largest truck manufacturer, has suspended all business activities in Russia with immediate effect.


Apple announced on Tuesday that it has stopped selling its products in Russia.

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, said it would block access to Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik across the European Union.

Twitter also announced that it would reduce the visibility and amplification of Russian state media content.

Microsoft announced on Friday that it would halt all new sales of products and services in Russia.

Dell Technologies, a leading laptop maker, has suspended product sales in Ukraine and Russia.

Enterprise software giant Oracle Corp has suspended all operations in Russia

Intel has suspended all shipments of its products to Russia and Belarus.

Airbnb has announced that it will suspend operations in Russia and Belarus.

Fashion and retail

H&M has announced that it will temporarily suspend all sales in Russia and close more than 150 stores in the country.

Hermes, a luxury fashion brand, said it would temporarily close stores and halt business operations in Russia.

Adidas has suspended its partnership with the Russian Football Union.

Nike has suspended merchandise purchases on its website and app in Russia due to the inability to deliver.

Puma has suspended deliveries to Russia but its 100 stores in the country remain open.

Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, closed all its stores in Russia and stopped buying materials from Russia and neighboring Belarus.

Professional services

Grant Thornton, a professional services firm, severed ties with its Russian audit unit.

Accenture followed suit by cutting its entire 2,300-person business in Russia.

McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group have suspended work for clients in Russia.


Total Energies, the French oil and gas company, has suspended capital for new projects in Russia.

British Petroleum has announced that it is giving up its 19.75% stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft.

Exxon Mobil, the American multinational oil and gas company, said it would exit Russian oil and gas operations.

Equinor, the Norwegian oil and gas company, will also exit joint ventures in Russia.

Shell is also ditching its joint ventures with Gazprom, including its stake in the moribund Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.


Boeing has suspended support for Russian airlines, the company announced on Tuesday.

Airbus followed with a similar decision on Wednesday by suspending all support services to Russian airlines and cutting off the country’s spare parts supply.

Shipping and logistics

Maersk, the Danish shipping giant, has suspended new non-essential orders from Russia due to the sanctions.

Express parcel delivery giants FedEx and UPS have also suspended delivery services to Russia and Ukraine.

Deutsche Post has suspended DHL deliveries to Russia.

Hapag Lloyd, a German shipping company, has suspended bookings for Russia and halted departures for Ukraine.

MSC, another shipping line, has suspended bookings to and from Russia but will still accept food and humanitarian shipments.

Media and entertainment

DirecTV cuts ties with RT (Russian state media channel).

Disney has halted the theatrical release of all its films in Russia.

Warner Media has suspended the release of its film “The Batman” in Russia.

Spotify, a music streaming service, closed its office in Russia on Wednesday.

Netflix announced on Monday that it was blocking Russian state TV channels in the country.

YouTube, owned by Google, had blocked Russian state media in Ukraine


Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund announced it would sell shares of 47 Russian companies and Russian government bonds.

Mastercard announced that it had banned financial institutions from its network after anti-Russian sanctions and would work with regulators in the coming days.

Visa also said Tuesday it was taking steps to comply with the measures.

Sports and games

FIFA and UEFA, the most powerful football bodies, have suspended Russian football teams from international competition.

Formula 1 and the FIA ​​have terminated their contract with the Russian Grand Prix promoter, meaning there will be no more races in Russia in the future.

The 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing will only allow athletes from Russia and Belarus to participate as neutrals.

The World Athletics Council has banned all athletes from Russia and Belarus from competing in the World Series of Athletics events.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced the suspension of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) and the Belarusian Tennis Federation (BTF) from ITF membership

Leading video game maker EA Sports said it will no longer offer games, content or virtual currency packages in Russia or Belarus.

PlayStation has also suspended the release of Grand Turismo 7 in Russia.

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