Slack says no to Russian invasion
One of the largest messaging platforms widely used by businesses, Slack, has announced that it will limit its operations in Russia. In a statement, Slack indicated that “steps must be taken to comply with sanctions laws in the United States and other countries where we operate, including in some cases suspending accounts without prior notice, as required by law.”
As US-based axios points out – Slack will not, however, delete data belonging to Russian customers, but will only suspend services to sanctioned companies. This restriction will last as long as Western sanctions continue.
Are “sanctions” from Slack a big blow?
Nevertheless, the mere restriction of Slack’s operations in Russia is more of a symbolic gesture than an actual blow to Russian business. Why? The company itself indicates that it has no employees in Russia. And what’s more – it has a really small number of customers there.
Russian companies will still be able to use Discord, Mattermost or other instant messengers which can be successfully used in the organization of work. Nevertheless – the number of Western and Far Eastern companies that join the sanctions is growing. Just as the support for Ukraine from the startup side is growing.