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Ukraine War: Luxuries Become Thing Of Past For Russians Amid Sanctions & Boycott Calls

New Delhi: Big Western brands have stopped business with Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, from McDonald’s and Coca-Cola to Amazon and Netflix.

In fact, Russia is officially the most sanctioned country in the world, overtaking Iran, Syria and North Korea.

The country is now reeling under over 5,000 sanctions, 2,778 of them introduced after February 22.

Russia now faces more sanctions than Iran, Venezuela, Myanmar and Cuba combined.

In comparison, Iran faces 3,616 sanctions, Syria 2,608 and North Korea 2,077.

On Tuesday, the US also imposed an immediate ban on Russian oil imports.

Some big Western brands that have pulled out of Russia:

Food & beverages

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Starbucks, Nestle, Papa John’s, Unilever.

Entertainment & Tech

Netflix, Apple, Dell, Fortinet, Google, Meta, Spotify, Trimble, TikTok, Amazon.

Consumer goods

Adidas, Airbnb, Budvar, Carlsberg, Walt Disney, Estée Lauder, H&M, Ikea, Nike, Richemont, Sony, Swatch Group, TJX Cos, Levis.

Payment systems & accounting firms

Deloitte, Discover, Moody’s, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

Energy firms

BP, Equinor, Exxon, Shell.

Aviation & automobiles

Boeing and Airbus, Caterpillar, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford, Harley-Davidson, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo.

Manufacturers

Deere & Co, General Electric, HoneyWell.

Shipping firms

FedEx and UPS.