Starbucks is the Latest Company to Exit Russia

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    The Facts

    • On Mon., Starbucks announced that they would be ending operations in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine.

    • Like other companies, Starbucks closed its 130 locations back in Mar. However, the closure has now become permanent.

    The Spin

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Starbucks is opting to do the noble thing by abandoning the Russian market. The company has determined that it's more important to uphold democratic values over profit.

    Establishment-critical narrative

    While the mass exodus of businesses from Russia may serve as an important condemnation of Putin, ultimately it's the average Russian people - many of whom do not support the war - that will suffer.

    Establishment split



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