Despite sanctions, Russian organisations acquire Microsoft software

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  • Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

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MOSCOW: Software produced by Microsoft Corp has been acquired by state organisations and firms in Russia and Crimea despite sanctions barring US-based companies from doing business with them, official documents show. 

The acquisitions, registered on the Russian state procurement database, show the limitations in the way foreign governments and firms enforce the US sanctions, imposed on Russia over its annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.

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