A complete list of goods approved for parallel imports has been published by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. This is the act of bringing goods into the country without the permission of the trademark owner, which is illegal in many countries.
The list is divided into categories and includes all well-known and popular brands. Smartphones, laptops, and consoles are all included, so retailers will be able to purchase Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch in some form. Time will tell how this affects the final consumer price.
Following the start of the “special operation” in Ukraine, many of the companies on the list ceased operations in Russia and restricted imports and the work of their representative offices. Under the circumstances, the Russian Federation’s government most likely decided that there was nothing to lose.