Ministry of Industry and Trade published a complete list of goods that have been approved for parallel import. This is the importation of goods into the country without the consent of the trademark owner – many countries condemn such actions.
The list includes all well-known and popular brands, divided into categories. Naturally, smartphones, laptops and consoles are in them, so retailers will be able to somehow buy Xbox, PlayStation and Switch. How this will affect the price to the end consumer – time will tell.
Many companies from the list stopped working in Russia after the start of the “special operation” in Ukraine and restricted imports and the work of their representative offices. Probably, under the conditions of the sanctions, the Government of the Russian Federation decided that there was nothing to lose.