back to article Sanctions-busting exporters sent $2 billion of tech to Russia through China, Hong Kong, and the UK in 2022

Russia has managed to import over $1 billion of technology despite international sanctions, according to customs data. And some of the contraband was allegedly shipped by a UK-based company. Reports in the Financial Times and Nikkei detail the shipments. The FT’s account of the exports uses analysis by Maxim Mironov , a …

  1. jmch Silver badge

    "Or perhaps smugglers are Putin up prices and forcing Russian buyers to pay a premium for illicit goods"

    And now for the news.... Smugglers and black-market dealers are selling hard-to-get goods at extortionate prices!!!! The pope has been spotted celebrating mass at the Vatican, thus seeming to confirm rumours that he might be, indeed, Catholic. In other news a bear was seen exiting a clump of trees in the woods with a slightly sheepish look on its face.

  2. FlamingDeath Silver badge

    Wow people are motivated by money and nothing else, shocked I am /s

    “I Like Money” - Frito Pendejo

    There is nothing new under the sun, the world is full of wank stains

  3. BOFH in Training

    Not surprised at China, HK, even Turjey (not mentioned in the article)

    But interesting to note that UK is also in the list.

    Wonder if UK government would like to crackdown and make an example of some of them, considering that they are in Ukraine's corner when it comes to Russia.

    1. lglethal Silver badge

      Re: Not surprised at China, HK, even Turjey (not mentioned in the article)

      It depends. Are they donors to the Tories?

  4. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge


    Since we are assured that Huawei are all Chinese spy devices and so banned in all civilized countries and the USA.

    Is it a problem that Russia is using them ?

    Who exactly is sanctioning them, the Chinese ?

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