Following economic sanctions from the West, the Russian government has drawn up a list of goods and equipment previously imported into Russia from abroad and from which it is forbidden to leave the country until the end of the year, a announced the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers. Thursday.
According to the official statement published on the government’s website, the list includes more than 200 items, including “technological, telecommunications, medical equipment, vehicles, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment” as well as “wagons and locomotives, containers, turbines, metal and stone processing machinery, monitors, projectors, consoles and panels.
“The export of these goods is temporarily limited to all foreign countries, except for the states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Abkhazia and South Ossetia,” the statement said.
The move comes after a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
It follows a mass exodus from Russia of Western companies.
In addition, the Russian government has temporarily restricted the export of certain types of wood from Russia to states that have committed hostile actions, according to the published list.
The restrictions will remain in place until the end of 2022. “This measure is necessary to ensure the stability of the Russian market,” the message reads.