It is as good as stolen.
There are plenty of US assets in Russia that Russia can seize in response... Boeing has plenty of buildings etc in Russia, Mcdonalds, KFC, all sorts of banks and other institutions, car production factories etc etc, they can be repurposed to Russian needs and used.
Then you had the US confiscating the gold reserves the Venezuelan Central Bank stored in London some years back. And the confiscation of the oil refineries and gas stations owned by Venezuelan state oil company Citgo in the US.
That wasn't frozen, that was seized.
You will soon see the West do some BS lawsuit where the assets confiscated from Russian businessmen will be sold for pennies on the dollar
All the more reason to respond in kind before they can prevent it by selling to others first.
What I think was a mistake was the law passed on ignoring patents and copyright. That will make a lot of companies not want to trade with Russia at all.
It will effect western companies, but they brutally overcharge for their products anyway.
The US actually used a similar law to break away from the UK colonialism...
Just these two laws alone would soften the blow that Western sanctions have made to a substantial degree.
Softening what blow.... reduce the damage western sanctions are having on Russia....No... make their own sanctions that damage the west, and one area is copyright and IP laws...
The US has been kidnapping Russians from around the world and putting them on trial.... perhaps Russia needs to do that too...
The widespread cloning that the Soviets made without paying patent licenses for anything was part of the reason why after a point no one ever wanted to sell them stuff. In the long term it will be self-destructive.
The Soviets were sanctioned to limit their growth and development.... they are doing the same to Russia and likely soon China... not playing by their rules is the secret to success.
BTW it is not like they don't already do it... a US company makes a direct copy of the RPG-7 rocket launcher they give to friends and allies but pay no property rights on the design, despite making it compatible with existing RPG-7 rockets...
Now they want Russian 50 cal and PKM and assault rifles to be produced in the US for special forces use and giving to terrorists, but no royalties there buddy.
They want everyone else to follow the rules then they need to follow them first.
A blanket erasure of patents will hurt not just those companies who want to leave but even those which want to stay. And they won't even bother to try to reproduce their production chain in Russia if the state can just confiscate the know-how of the patent of their production process. Those companies will leave too.
If they wont stand up to their own governments why should Russia care?
You can't preach morals and ethics if you don't have any of your own.
We have seen that western morals and ethics are so flexible they really don't actually exist.
this clearly shows how russia made a major mistake in not developing and modernizing better
the economy and depending so much in western business.
If it is on Youtube and has not been banned and is about Russia it is clearly wrong.
From what I understand the main reasons for bearing imports from countries like Sweden is that they use 5 axis machines to make the bearings and you need extensive qualification periods to ensure quality. Well, China has 5 axis machines with 0.02 micron precision, even if Russian industry does not yet.
In the innovations thread didn't they mention 6 axis machines being made in Russia and being sold to Germany because the quality was good enough (not better than the German model) but less than a quarter the price....