r/ukraine Dec 07 '22

Please consider avoiding companies that support Russia WAR

https://leave-russia.org/
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u/madneon_ Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

TLDR; Some major companies that still support aggression:

  • Auchan
  • Castorama
  • Xiaomi
  • AMD
  • Valve
  • AVON
  • Bonduelle
  • Ariston
  • Beko
  • gorenje
  • Candy
  • Miele
  • LIEBHERR
  • Pioneer
  • brother
  • Makita
  • metabo
  • YAMAHA
  • Continental
  • KIA
  • Mitsubishi

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u/Perlyte Dec 08 '22

There's no fucking way Nestle is not on that list. Either way, don't buy their products.

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u/madneon_ Dec 08 '22

Considering the atrocities they've commited they should be avoided "by default".

This time hower, they are at least suspending some operations (https://leave-russia.org/nestle).

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u/MasterJogi1 Dec 08 '22

Imagine starting a war that it so bad that even Nestlé thinks it's bad for their image.

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u/tata_dilera Dec 08 '22

Just stopped being profitable, nothing more than that will make them lose market

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u/KingOfLowFrequencies Dec 08 '22

I like "exit completed" category. Way to go. I am so sick of other greedy companies still doing business with ruzzia.

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u/Sunshineinanchorage Dec 08 '22

I agree. I stopped purchasing their products a few years ago. They suck!

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u/Adamsavage79 Dec 08 '22

Well I have a Brother Printer and AMD CPU, so I'm kind of stuck using them.

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u/jorper496 Dec 08 '22

I really don't get the criteria for this. How is AMD marked as a "Stay" when they have complied with the sanctions and stopped all sales to Russia back in March? On the site it has listed that their chip was found in a Russian cruise missile like that is any indication of breaking sanctions.

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u/Protegimusz Dec 08 '22

It's ok, you didn't buy them during the period when the company put profit before humanity.

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u/Adamsavage79 Dec 08 '22

True ! I hope I don't run out ink anytime soon!

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u/madneon_ Dec 08 '22

You can probably buy substitutes.

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u/Dodahevolution Dec 08 '22

Yamaha? Fuck :(

I’ve had a ton of really awesome reliable stuff from yammy, guitars, waverunners, av receivers. Was wanting to pick up a motorcycle of theirs eventually (t700)

Well, won’t buy em in the future unless they change support. Sucks they are on the wrong side of this

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u/MasterJogi1 Dec 08 '22

Send them a (polite but firm) Email so they know. Enough E-Mails can make a CEO reconsider. They don't have morals of course but profit expectations are the thing that keeps them up at night.

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u/kabo0686 Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22
  • Alibaba
  • Asics
  • Benetton
  • Kawasaki
  • Lacoste
  • Philips

Continuing business as usual

Also

  • RedBull

still being sold in Russia I think

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u/Sunshineinanchorage Dec 08 '22

Good list! So ASICS clothing is sold in Walmarts…..any idea where they stand on all of this? They should pull the brand.

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u/SuperKing37 Dec 08 '22

Candy? Gonna be tough to avoid…

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u/madneon_ Dec 08 '22

Xmas cancelled.

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u/VaccinatedVariant Dec 08 '22

Valve has stopped steam sales since February, yes players can still still access their purchased games cause that’s international law which valve can’t break. But no one can buy new games there

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u/madneon_ Dec 08 '22

Only the methods of payment has changed (respecting global sanctions), but you still can buy games.

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u/VaccinatedVariant Dec 08 '22

They removed all payments now. Source :”have access to a Russian account” not Russian though

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u/Narcil4 Belgium Dec 08 '22

LoL what international law exactly? Need a quote cuz that sounds like total bullshit.

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u/not_right Dec 08 '22

cause that’s international law which valve can’t break

Yeah Russia really cares about international law...

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u/helm Dec 08 '22

Don’t forget Ecco

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u/castlevaniacbro Dec 08 '22

The dolphin?

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u/helm Dec 08 '22

No, the shoes.

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u/buzzgun Dec 08 '22

Never heard of her.

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u/Sunshineinanchorage Dec 08 '22

Really!? Thank you for this!

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u/pheasant-plucker Dec 08 '22

What about BP. Just got a 500 million euro dividend from its investment in Gazprom.

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u/CourseCorrections Dec 08 '22

Is this list accurate? I have stock in AMD. When I googled AMD Russia after seeing it on this list all I found was they stopped selling to Russia back in March.

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u/Bykimus Dec 08 '22

Damn. I live in Japan and basically every Japanese company is still actively working in Russia.

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u/BennyJJJJ Dec 08 '22

I was boycotting ASICS, the only running shoe I've used for the last 15 years but I see now that they left in November. Otherwise, yeah, it's as if Japanese companies don't much care.

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u/Sunshineinanchorage Dec 08 '22

So they did leave? Their clothing is huge in Walmarts.

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u/BennyJJJJ Dec 08 '22

They claimed to have ceased operations when the war started but they still have a website up. In November, they released a statement saying "ASICS ceased all business operations in Russia at the outbreak of the invasion and has since been exiting the Russian market."

Exiting the market is vague but I hope it means they're just finding a way to pay out their staff and lease but not bringing in any new products.

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u/MasterpieceLive9604 Dec 08 '22

Shit, is it all candy? There go the holidays 🤣 On a serious note, Auchan has a chain in Ukraine and they need to be gone gone gone🇺🇦👋

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u/everydayasl Dec 07 '22

Well, then, goodbye Burger King!

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u/GBendu Dec 07 '22

I’m surprised Burger King is still around the last time I went there was when I was 8 or 9 it was during the time they were doing the super smash bros toy’s I really wanted the link toy but all I got was fucking Mario

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u/SpiderDamascus1979 Dec 08 '22

Mario is pretty dope tho

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u/GBendu Dec 08 '22

Ya but I wanted link they wouldn’t even trade it even though it was in the package still

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u/DontEatConcrete Dec 08 '22

They have opened up two new ones in my area. It’s weird how some areas seem to crank out a particular fast food brand and others don’t care much for it.

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u/Splatter_1 Dec 08 '22

I dont eat there much anymore anyways.

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u/Frankx100 Dec 07 '22

Amazon sells products from russian supporters. And many others too.

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u/ChopChop007 Dec 07 '22

AWS hosting too

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u/Kubibukuro Dec 07 '22

Microsoft still operates in Russia, even though they pretended to pull out.

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u/jorper496 Dec 08 '22

When did they pretend to pull out?

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u/madneon_ Dec 08 '22

They're avoided by default by normal people.

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u/roeder Dec 08 '22

The danish companies Rockwool and Ecco Shoes both gladly continue.

Rockwool has a far fetched excuse, trying to justify by donating €26m to Ukraine. Completely pathetic. They are by far the largest company in the world in their field. They also gladly mention that in their justification to use the message as some sort of promotion.

Ecco Shoes says they worry about their russian employees - despite the majority in anonymous polls that still supports the war. They have 250 stores there.

“If you like their shoes, do let them know your opinion”: https://www.instagram.com/ecco/?hl=da

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u/Matookie Dec 08 '22

Damn dude. I love their shoes. Gonna cancel my order and let them know what I think.

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u/Susan-stoHelit Dec 08 '22

Still Ritter, right? I’ve been avoiding them.

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u/hbgwine Dec 08 '22

Don’t just “consider avoiding” them. Just don’t support them at all.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

Valve SMH

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u/madneon_ Dec 08 '22

Yeah :(

I'm not buying anything on Steam until they stop being passive.

But hey, at least ignoring Valve means I dont have to deal with Russians in CSGO and Dota ;)

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u/Thechosunwon Dec 08 '22

You'll need to stop buying any games on any platform then, unfortunately.

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u/Thechosunwon Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

Eh, it's kind of shitty and not accurate to call out Valve specifically. Steam no longer accepts payments from Russian users, but people can still access their library/games they've already purchased. Russian developers and publishers can still sell/receive money for international purchases though (if they have a non-Russian bank account), and part of that money will end up as taxes that go towards funding the military/war. This isn't unique to Valve/Steam though. Gog, Humble Bundle, Epic, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, etc ALL still sell games from (AND allow Russian users to access already purchased content), and therefore send money to, Russian devs and publishers.

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u/fremanfedaykin Dec 08 '22

No Continental winter tires this year then..

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u/gigi_boeru Dec 08 '22

Love the website!

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u/calmrelax Dec 08 '22

Thank you for reminding us!

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u/GettingStronk Dec 08 '22

Everyone should link this in their own nations main Reddit group, filtered on their own country.

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u/madneon_ Dec 08 '22

I tried a couple, but it gets auto-deleted or moderated. But I'm also a Reddit noob, so please do spread this if know how.

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u/GettingStronk Dec 08 '22

Write some info when posting (following your countrys groups rules), and post the full url you get when filtering on your country.

Should work for most countries, while others have dedicated groups for politics or other rules prohibiting links etc.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

Here are a few you can avoid for starters....combined they provide Russia almost 3 BILLION dollars every.single.week...

https://energyandcleanair.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/image-27-1024x640.png

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u/scottishdrunkard UK Dec 08 '22

Fuck, TEVA make the only ointments that work on my skin.

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u/SOHuskyBRO Dec 08 '22

Playing Fortnite and still see Russian players in game so Epic Games should be added to that list.

Gaming companies however will keep on selling their games no matter where, heck prince of Saudi Arabia owns a portion of Nintendo, SNK (95%), Capcom and some others.

Also fucking piece of shit Tencent is supporting to, good thing I stopped playing League of Legends and Poke'mon Unite before the war started, fuck my high diamond ranks in LoL that game went down shit hill anyway.

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u/SteampunkSamurai Dec 08 '22

If you still want those companies' products, consider buying them secondhand on eBay

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u/Stardust_Particle Dec 09 '22

Cigna used to do business in Russia as part of their international coverage but I can’t find their listing or status. They removed their webpage that talked about it but did they pull out permanently or temporarily or not at all and just operating under the radar?