The United Russia party proposes to nationalize the production of Western companies that have announced the end of their activities in Russia, said Andrei Turchak, secretary of the party’s general council, quoted by the press service of United Russia.
Turchak called the actions of those who announced the closure of production in Russia during a special operation in Ukraine “premeditated bankruptcy, the price of which is a large number of Russian workers dismissed overnight.” According to Turchak, Western business undermines its economy in this way and operates on the principle of “bees against honey.”
“The West unleashed a sanctions war against Russia, which included not only governments, but also private companies. Our task is to save jobs and not allow our economy and our production potential to be destroyed from within. United Russia proposes to nationalize the production of those companies that announce their exit and the closure of production in Russia during a special operation in Ukraine,” said the secretary of the ER General Council, adding that such a measure is extreme.
Many Western companies, including retailers, IT giants and automakers, have begun to reduce their presence in Russia or temporarily suspend their activities against the background of the ongoing military operation in Ukraine since February 24.
In particular, the brewing concern Carlsberg, producers of Czech beer, and the Dutch brewing company Heineken announced the suspension of supplies and investments in Russia. Sportswear manufacturers Nike, Adidas and Puma also stopped working, Spanish clothing stores Inditex and Mango closed.
Netflix, the educational platform Coursera, rental services Airbnb and Booking also stopped cooperation with Russia, and Apple suspended the import of products, sales and operation of Apple Pay into the country.