"legalized the import of products without the authorization of the trademark holder"
How does that work exactly ? You still have to buy the product, right ? Or is this an open invitation to steal stuff and bring it to Moscow ?
So, Putin is trying to get around all the bans. Twitter is fined ? Great, but Twitter can't pay the fine because Russia is cut off of SWIFT. Besides, Twitter couldn't care less.
Zuckerberg is banned from entering Russia indefinitely ? Pah, he can barely get to Washington D.C. for a congressional hearing.
Of course Putin is going to encourage piracy, he supports hackers.