These Companies Have Left Russia: The List Across Tech, Entertainment, Finance

Tech companies across the globe are pulling out of Russia.


Jakub Porzycki/Getty Images

This story is part of War in Ukraine, CNET’s coverage of events there and of the wider effects on the world.

As the Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, a growing number of companies have said they are stopping sales of products and services in Russia. This will make items, including video games, iPhones and the PS5, harder to get in Russia. 

Apple and Microsoft both said they’ll stop selling products in Russia. Game maker EA said it will stop the sale of games and other digital items while the conflict continues. Online services, such as Airbnb, are suspending operations in Russia.

Companies have also responded in other ways, including cracking down on misinformation and reducing the online presence of Russian state-owned media outlets like RT News and Sputnik News. Google and Twitter have suspended advertising in Russia. 

Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 after months of growing tension, marked by a buildup of Russian forces along Ukraine’s borders. The US, the EU and the UK have all imposed economic sanctions on Russia, including ones aimed directly at Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ukraine, which was part of the Soviet Union for much of the 20th century, declared its independence in 1991. Since then, the country has been establishing closer ties with Western Europe and the US.

Here’s a look at tech, entertainment and finance companies that have stopped sales or other services in Russia:

Adobe: The maker of Photoshop and other software stopped all new sales and services in Russia, including its software for creative pros and its website analytics tools, citing “our civic and moral responsibility to support democracy and humanity” and government sanctions. In addition, the company cut off access to its cloud

Read More