Russia initiated aggression against Ukraine in 2014. On February 24, 2022, it started a full-scale military invasion to the Ukrainian territory. This brutal war and military crimes of Russian troops caused a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine with thousands civilians killed and millions becoming refuges. As a reaction to this act of aggression, many international companies decided to leave the Russian market, while some others continue doing business there as usual. We track such decisions of companies and urge them to stop funding the war.
Hold off investments: company postponing future planned investment/development/marketing while continuing substantive businessPausing Investments
Reducing Activities: company scaling back some business operations while continuing othersScaling Back
Pause operations: company temporarily curtailing operations while keeping return options openSuspension
Clean Break: the company completely halting Russian engagements or exiting RussiaWithdrawal
Exit Completed: company sold its business/assets or its part of the business to a local partner and leaved the marketExit Completed
Suspended Alrosa membership (April 1st) after pressure from jewelry retailers who had left the organization due to RJC inaction. Prior to that it had just advised its members to comply with sanctions. Has not urged its members to stop doing business with Russia.
Banned Russian judges at AKC sanctioned events. No new requests for AKC Foreign Registration from the Russian Kennel Federation. AKC with AKC Reunite donated $25K to Equiwent for assistance to refugees and their pets. Over $15K raised through AKC Store for Peace for Ukraine apparel to benefit Casa lui Patrocle animal rescue.