Foreign companies will return to Russia when the political story ends with pressure from Western countries to make the desired decision by the owners of enterprises, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with RIA Novosti .
As an argument, the politician cited the judgment of the ideologist and one of the founders of the communist movement Karl Marx , who argued that the capitalist would never give up additional profit.
“So, if it were not for the colossal pressure from the governments of these countries, the countries of the Western world, not a single company would even scratch to leave,” Medvedev stressed. “Therefore, this is an absolutely political story. And political stories, as a rule, exist for a certain time. Economics in this sense is eternal.”
As the site kp.ru wrote earlier , after the start of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, more than two hundred companies turned their backs on the Russian market. True, many did not leave forever, but only temporarily closed. For example, IKEA has promised to pay salaries to employees until May 31st. With the same wording, McDonald’s and KFC were suspended. So they will not have to re-recruit staff after returning to the Russian market.