Russian tourists descend on Belarus to shop at Zara, H&M, and open bank accounts

In the past six months, Western brands from Nike to IKEA have ditched the Russian market to protest Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine. The global corporate exodus from Russia has led to shortages and surging prices for consumer goods, like iPhones, other electronics, and home appliances. It has also created a thriving ‘parallel import’ …

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