News Despite Sanctions, Russians Still Obtaining Latest PCs From Major Brands

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The sanctions are absolutely useless. What they do is they get people in other countries to buy stuff for them. Usually friends and family. They don’t work and are utterly useless.

I agree with what has been said. Useless virtue signaling. Don’t be the person who gets triggered and says nasty stuff.
 
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Hard to stop when you can drive a truck full of them down the room. Customs checks are done on stuff coming into a country and I assume no one (or very few are) checking the contents of trucks going out.
 

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The sanctions are absolutely useless.
They increase prices and make it hard to get some of the more exotic components. But, you're right that commodities are difficult to sanction.

It works a lot better, when it's a more specialized product - especially one with far fewer producers & distributors. And here's where sanctions have actually had a real impact, by restricting key electronics & other components needed for various military equipment and smart munitions.