What should these businesses do?

Make sure you to go this week's Learning Zone before you take this activity.


Below, find four different pretend businesses who must decide whether to continue to operate in Russia.

Business 1
Business 2
Business 5
Business 4

Your task:

Pick ONE business and answer this question: should this business continue to operate in Russia?

Make sure you give your reasons to support your view.

Try to summarise your view in no more than FIVE sentences.

Comments (74)

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_history | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    27 Apr 2022

    The business I have chosen to write about is the Technology business I think this business should pull out of Russia and support he imposed economic sanctions.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      openminded_history's comment 27 Apr 2022

      Can you say why?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    27 Apr 2022

    While situation 2 is correct, their raising in profits will happen if they operate there they should stop providing technology to Russia. They are behaving selfishly and completely ignoring Russia's actions. The other companies are pulling out for a reason and by providing to Russia they are justifying Putin's actions and using them to their advantage even though they have had horrific effects. By operating in Russia the company is turning a blind eye to Russia's actions, completely ignoring the various crimes they've committed and providing to them.

    1. avatar.jpg Caro @ KPMG
      imaginative_panther's comment 28 Apr 2022

      Thank you for your contribution, imaginative_panther! You said that business 2 staying in Russia would have the selfish motive of increasing profits. Can you think there could be benefits to the Russian people to still have access to technology items during this time?

      1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
        Caro @ KPMG's comment 04 May 2022

        Access to technology for Russian people can be positive as it can draw true attention to what the war truly is through social media. In Russia there is lots of propaganda downplaying the issue of the war in Ukraine and spreading misinformation making Putin appear in the right. However this is not the truth but because of the large amount of this propaganda many will believe it. By use of technology the Russian people can go onto social media and be shown the truth of the war and protest against Putin's actions. Or at least know he is are wrong

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg digital_wildcat | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    27 Apr 2022

    Help the Russian people but somehow not help Putin.

    1. avatar.jpg Caro @ KPMG
      digital_wildcat's comment 28 Apr 2022

      Interesting contribution digital_wildcat. Can you say a little more about this please, is there a way we can support Russian citizens without assisting Putin?

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg digital_wildcat | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    27 Apr 2022

    It will be hard to get past Putin.

    1. avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
      digital_wildcat's comment 29 Apr 2022

      Can you elaborate on what you mean by this? When you say Putin do you mean all of the Russian government?

      1. Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg digital_wildcat | Graveney School | United Kingdom
        Megan @ Arup's comment 04 May 2022

        Putin controls the government.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg funny_currant | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    27 Apr 2022

    The business that I have sells essentials and luxury goods. I believe that this business should carry on in Russia as the innocent people of this country at war all have the right to essentials such as medicine and baby food. Without these crucial products these poor souls will lose their lives all because of the tyrants that rule their country who want war and destruction will lose their lives as of little or no medicine and baby products. This should definitely not happen!

    1. avatar.jpg Olivia @ KPMG
      funny_currant's comment 28 Apr 2022

      Great point @funny_currant. Do you think the store should limit what it sells to essentials only and refrain from selling luxury items at this time?

      1. British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ KPMG's comment 29 Apr 2022

        I think that in the time of war and emergency, people focus on the necessary basics that preserve their survival and living, and away from all unimportant luxuries, in addition to saving money because circumstances do not allow them to work and earn money, so it is necessary to be economic in expenses to ensure living in this difficult time..

        1. avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
          aware_painting's comment 29 Apr 2022

          That's an interesting point! Can you elaborate on what you would consider to be luxuries and essential products?

          1. British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Megan @ Arup's comment 03 May 2022

            One of the basics that cannot be dispensed with is the home, electricity, water, food, food for children, milk and diapers, but the luxuries that a person can dispense with or find an alternative such as games and clothes that can be abandoned at the time of emergency and we can save money for more and important matters and requirements ..

      2. Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg funny_currant | Graveney School | United Kingdom
        Olivia @ KPMG's comment 04 May 2022

        I think there should be a limit on what luxury items should be sold as this will decrease the money in which Russia gains, therefore Russia will be weaker in the war and couldn't afford weapons that would destroy Ukraine

  • British Council.jpg super_writer | Beitsurik Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2022

    The business I chose to write about is technology
    I think this business should stop doing business with Russia because: This is a relatively straightforward decision and companies don't want to be associated with the Russian system and what's happening in Ukraine.” Their business in Russia may be profitable, but “the rest of the world is more important” when it comes to risk of distortion. The reputation is like that. Moreover, some technology companies, awash with misinformation, are restricting Kremlin-linked media on their platforms. For example, Facebook was restricted in Russia after the company said it refused to stop rating content from owned news organizations. for the state.

    1. avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
      super_writer's comment 29 Apr 2022

      That is an interesting point about the reputation of the company continuing to work in Russia! Do you think all companies will face the same damage to their reputation if the remain in Russia regardless of what goods and services they provide (e.g. luxury goods or essentials)?

      1. British Council.jpg super_writer | Beitsurik Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Megan @ Arup's comment 03 May 2022

        Yes, my friend, I think that all companies will face the same damage to their reputation if they remain in Russia, regardless of the goods and services they provide. Such as companies: clothes, shoes and any other commodity

        1. avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
          super_writer's comment 13 May 2022

          That is an interesting opinion. You mention that regardless of the service a company provides they will face a reputational risk - do you think a company supplying an essential service (such as medicines and food) will have the same criticism as a one providing non essential goods (make up, handbags, games and so on)?

          1. British Council.jpg super_writer | Beitsurik Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Megan @ Arup's comment 14 May 2022

            I tell you that companies that provide medicine and food are very important to all people in the world and cannot be dispensed with, even if they are still working with Russia, because they provide it with basic supplies. Cosmetics and toys are not necessary that you still work with Russia in the war and I think that they will be affected a lot because people like cosmetics and toys

  • British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    27 Apr 2022

    I pick business number one, I think this business has to continue to operate with Russia, because it sells babies needs which is food and also medicine which is from the most needs of a person, so if this company stops to operate in Russia it will cause an enormous and harmful danger for babies and for people like elders and old people, then they'll exposure to death.
    In contrast some people who disagree might say that to take revenge from Russia to what it has done in Ukraine and to let Russia get back from Ukraine, we have to do something that threatens the citizens what forces Russia to get back. But we have to know that it's not the citizens' fault behind the invasion of Russia, if we want to punish Russia we can't kill its citizens or we are oppressing them.

    1. avatar.jpg Jane @ KPMG
      amazing_reflection's comment 28 Apr 2022

      Hi amazing-reflection, thank you for sharing your thought. It's vital to maintain basic needs for a person, especially babies as you said in your comment. Could you please consider further why business number one stops operating in Russia will cause harmful danger for babies? Is there any alternative business who sells baby food and medicine?

      1. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
        Jane @ KPMG's comment 28 Apr 2022

        Yes, so we all know that babies are weakest humans in such age, all their needs are some milk with powder, diapers and so on. Imagine such company that sells baby needs closes, where do these babies get their milk from? They're not like adults or grown ups who can replace not found food by another, milk is a must for them that they can't give up for it. So that's why is such companies close, babies will be in a harsh danger.

        1. avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
          amazing_reflection's comment 13 May 2022

          An interesting point! Can you think of any other goods or services in which there would be an risk to vulnerable people?

          1. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
            Megan @ Arup's comment 15 May 2022

            Of course! There are a lot, one of them is companies that are responsible for gas in the markets. Such companies if closed it can cause devastating outcomes to people, especially in countries which have very cold weather like Europe. Gas is the main source of heating in several countries, especially European Countries which if the support of gas was stopped, people would freeze to death.

  • British Council.jpg happy_statement | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    27 Apr 2022

    I chose the fourth option due to its importance in providing job opportunities for people, especially in the current war environment. If this business stops, many people will lose their jobs and people will suffer poverty which in itself will lead to many crises for workers and their families from hunger, homelessness and disease. Also, in the urbanization of the world a lot of people depend on restaurants for their food needs, so closing this business will lead to problems for these people.

    1. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
      happy_statement's comment 28 Apr 2022

      Hey happy_statement, I have a question for you. Do you support this company in taking such decision to stop operating in Russia, so that they punish Russia and stress it to get back from Ukraine?

      1. British Council.jpg happy_statement | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
        amazing_reflection's comment 28 Apr 2022

        In fact, it's a very good question. I strongly oppose this idea. In my view, such things should not be included in politics. If Russia is at fault, the people should not be punished. If this company is closed, only people will be harmed, many will lose their jobs and the future of the families of these workers may be destroyed to take revenge from the state. This movement may help the Ukrainians, but it will harm innocent people in Russia.

  • British Council.jpg open_construction | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    27 Apr 2022

    Because technology plays an important role, if it stops working, it will affect the Russian economy and lead to disconnection from the outside world. Even in the event of any failure of any person from Russia in any technology it will lead to the loss of technology companies.
    Another way to look at this question is that Russia's enemies can stop technology, shut down half of Russia's economy, and make it a backward country.

    1. avatar.jpg Caro @ KPMG
      open_construction's comment 28 Apr 2022

      Thank you for your contribution, open_construction! Could you elaborate on some of the ways technology is important particularly during this time? You have also looked at the question from another perspective. If Russia's enemies stop technology and make it a "backwards country", what would this mean? For its citizen and the wider global community.

    2. British Council.jpg trusting_pear | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
      open_construction's comment 28 Apr 2022

      I agree with you open_construction, you've a point but I want to stretch you more by that Russia is able to cut off the internet of the whole world by a modern intiative (wifi wires underground). So, by that only Russia could have Wifi, then even if the technology business stopped a bit it can't disconnect Russia from outside.

  • British Council.jpg contemplative_drum | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    27 Apr 2022

    I choose business number 3. From my point of view, this business should continue to operate in Russia. Restaurants make up the largest and most part of providing food and giving it to factories, prisons, schools, universities and hospitals in particular. They are full of innocent souls that must be fed, except for the innocent who will lose their jobs.  Which causes high unemployment. The war is not their fault .
    On the other hand, there are those who differ in my point of view. Some may say that restaurants should close, as McDonald's, Starbucks and Coca-Cola companies did, and represent by their behavior, which is to continue paying salaries to employees whose number exceeded 62,000 despite their closure.

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Apr 2022

    I chose working number 2. It is important to work in Russia because of its importance and strong influence through that it suppresses and exposes misleading and dangerous information, which explains the crimes committed by the Russian government in Ukraine, and it is necessary to present its viewpoint opposing the Russian war on Ukraine, so that technology and techniques are a way to reveal the truth away About counterfeiting...

  • British Council.jpg trusting_pear | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    28 Apr 2022

    I choose business 3 and I strongly recommend that it should continue to operate in Russia. Since, with all the fear of war, people are waking up on bombs' alarms, and suffocated with the gas of nuclear weapons, they stay home terrified, with higher anxiety levels and just laying on food. So, if the stop this business a miserable famine, hunger and unemployment will be Top 1 New in Russia's reality.
    However, some might say that if Russia was able to destroy Ukraine, leaving all survivals living in extreme famine, then this business should stop in order for Russia to sip from the same cup and may be feel mercy to stop the war it's doing.

    1. avatar.jpg Olga @ KPMG
      trusting_pear's comment 03 May 2022

      Thank you, trusting_pear. What makes you think that Russian people are experiencing the consequences of war at the level you mention?

      1. British Council.jpg trusting_pear | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
        Olga @ KPMG's comment 04 May 2022

        Because lots of Businesses such as restaurants, and factories providing food which put them into the reality of not finding food easily resulting in hunger.
        One who disagrees wih me might say that Russia is a strong and rich country so it can import food from other countries.
        However, most of the countries are practicing a boycott on Russia so this also worsen the situation more and more.

  • British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2022

    The work that I chose to write about is the international chain of restaurants. I think that this work should not stop and continue in its work because most of the people who work in restaurants have families who spend on them and bring their needs to them, whether they have elderly parents or if he has a family consisting of Sons and wife, they need a lot to earn money by doing their work in these restaurants, because the parents may be sick and need money to buy medicine, or sons who need money for their education in schools, and a wife to buy home necessities, but if these restaurants stop working, this will be a reason for Increasing the phenomenon of hunger in the world, but if these restaurants remain open, they will help reduce the phenomenon of hunger.

  • British Council.jpg fiery_moon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2022

    I chose work number 3, I think it is important that it continues because the opening of a large number of these restaurants is a great success and if it stops now after the war, it must continue until it maintains its success first, secondly the employees currently need money, especially in the time of war and in addition to that the people in During the war, they depend on ready-made foods, either they cannot provide the materials, or they are afraid and anxious, and they cannot prepare food. Restaurants provide them with food, and sitting in restaurants relieves tension.

  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2022

    I pick business number three, I think this business has to continue to operate with Russia, because it gives jobs to many people to support their families and give them their basic needs which is food and a safe place medicine. Other wise, the lose of those jobs will increase the number of employees which will increase the crime and financial problems if it stops to operate in Russia. it will cause an enormous and harmful danger for economic of the country which will affect other parts of the country such as education, health and politics.

  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2022

    I pick business number three, I think this business has to continue to operate with Russia, because it gives jobs to many people to support their families and give them their basic needs which is food and a safe place medicine. Other wise, the lose of those jobs will increase the number of unemployees which will increase the crime and financial problems if it stops to operate in Russia. it will cause an enormous and harmful danger for economic of the country which will affect other parts of the country such as education, health and politics.

  • Cheam Fields logo excellent_solution | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    28 Apr 2022

    The business I have chosen to write about is the Business who make essentials and luxury goods
    I think this business should...
    continue to operate in Russia because it sells essential items that are the key things that we need in our life to survive and if you don't have any food or water which are extremely important then it will be tough for you to survive.They also sell baby needs which are just as important because when baby's are just a few days old if they don't have any milk it could get very tough for them considering they are only newborns and they do sell medicine as well and anyone can fall ill at any time so you always need some medicine at the ready to try and help you get healthier as soon as possible.

    1. avatar.jpg Rachel @ KPMG
      excellent_solution's comment 28 Apr 2022

      Thanks for your insights excellent_solution - do you think the same is true for the luxury items? Or should luxury and essential items be treated separately?

      1. Cheam Fields logo excellent_solution | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
        Rachel @ KPMG's comment 03 May 2022

        They probably should be treated differently because luxury items are nice to have but you don't need them whereas as baby food and water is essential for survival.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2022

    I choose business number one, and I believe that this business should continue to work with Russia; Because this business sells children's needs of food and medicine which are what we use the most, without these crucial products, so if this company stops operating in Russia it will cause a huge and harmful danger to children and to people like old people and these poor souls will lose their lives because of the tyrants who rule their country and who want War and destruction will lose their lives with little or no medicine and baby products. Also I think he buys millions of darts for free every day in Russia and around the world.
    On the other hand, I think it will be difficult to get past President Putin.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      fulfilled_peach's comment 28 Apr 2022

      With number 1, some of the items sold are essential (such as baby milk) but fizzy drinks are not essential (in fact many doctors would say that fizzy drinks are harmful!). How could the approach change because of this?

      Could you please explain the phrase "I think he buys millions of darts for free every day in Russia and around the world."?

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2022

    I chose business number 3. In my opinion, this business should continue in Russia. This company forms a global chain of restaurants and restaurants make up the largest and most part of catering and serving factories, prisons, schools, universities, hospitals, etc. Also this company has 300 restaurants in Russia, so if this business stops in Russia thousands of people will lose their jobs which will lead to high unemployment rates. As people with all this fear of war wake up to bomb alarms, suffocate with gas, they stay home terrified, with higher anxiety levels and throw out food. So, if this work is stopped, miserable starvation, hunger and unemployment will be the new first in the reality of Russia.

    1. avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
      fulfilled_peach's comment 29 Apr 2022

      That is an interesting point! If any company left Russia, would the impacts not be the same?

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    28 Apr 2022

    I choose picture two, from my point of view, we should be thinking of what might happen in the future if the job is closed. Russia is also being attacked by Ukraine, making the jobs to be shut done and there is a day when the war can be destructive to school pupils making the government close the schools and the children start online classes. But, when the technology business is closed, children won't have access to digital devices or sometimes they need to fix their devices but have no technology store to purchase the goods. Another reason is that people spend most of their time using technology and sometimes need to get the latest brand.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      rational_grape's comment 28 Apr 2022

      Thank you, rational_grape, for your comment. Number 2 is vague, as "technology" can mean many things. In may mean, for example, mobile phones, and the lack of these would affect the general public. It could be software which can be used for hacking into computers around the world.

      Could you please explain why people "need" the latest brand of technology?

  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2022

    I will choose number 3, which is restaurants. We know if there is a war between it and Ukraine. Certainly, some places and homes will be destroyed. Most of the things continue to be restaurants, because food is the basic unit of life, and it also serves food to the innocent and works on delivery in some remote places, but I don't know how it happened. McDonald's and some restaurants have closed The big one in which the workforce was a lot of retirement from work ... but there are other restaurants.

  • British Council.jpg friendly_currency | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    28 Apr 2022

    I chose the second one which is technology business because if it’s good for him to stay in Russia and work more than he ever did , then there is no matter whether he is with or against Russia . Someone who disagree with me might say that this isn’t fair for him to stay there it’s dangerous, well i might say that no matter what circumstances he is facing unless he is facing no harm no fear nor being threatened then he has the right to stay there . Moreover, if he has his own job and people are buying which means getting a good salary then what is the deal to leave what he has built , nothing should stop him to continue in that case (unless he is being threatened, harmed…) .

  • British Council.jpg helpful_flower | Duheusheh Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2022

    stop because it is harmful to all ages and shapes, for example:
    It is true that it is good and delicious, but it is rumored that there are a lot of harmful bacteria in it.

  • British Council.jpg helpful_flower | Duheusheh Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Apr 2022

    The damage they must stop is the first:
    For example, 1_ Indomie, it is rumored that there are a lot of bacteria in it, it is harmful even though it is delicious
    2_ Cola is a very harmful gas that harms the body with many diseases

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      helpful_flower's comment 29 Apr 2022

      Could you show some evidence for those claims, helpful_flower?

  • Cheam Fields logo content_badger | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    29 Apr 2022

    The business I have chosen to write about is shop number 1.
    I think this business should continue to operate in Russia because baby food and medicines are, like it states, essential for us. Babies need the food that is suitable for them. If they have apples when they are a few months old, it will hurt their teeth and they will have a choking hazard which could even make them die. To add on, medicines are always needed for everybody. For coughs, to cure a disease or to relieve muscle or nerve pain. It is something that we will use many times in our life. So, if this shop closes in Russia, nobody will get the medicines or food that they need. Furthermore, because of the war, many people are getting injured. For this, we can get medicines from there to heal the injured. If many of those kind of shops weren't there then they cannot export the medicines that Ukraine need for their country.
    On the other hand, it mentioned that they sell chocolates and fizzy drinks. This is is a bad thing because chocs and fizzy drinks are not very good for you because they might have a lot of preservatives in them. This might give you a real tummy ache which can hurt very much.
    Overall, I think that they should keep operating in Russia for many safety reasons and so that babies can be kept well-fed and healthy.

    1. avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
      content_badger's comment 13 May 2022

      An insightful post content_badger! You mention that the business sells some essential goods and some that are non-essentials. Do you think they should operate fully as normal in Russia?

      1. Cheam Fields logo content_badger | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
        Megan @ Arup's comment 15 May 2022

        I think that they should operate as normal in Russia because they will be able to help a lot of people and it is good to sell medicines to many people (especially old). Carrying on from what you said, we could exclude the idea of making fizzy drinks and junk food a part of the store so that you can get a more types of medicines that is compulsory for everybody at a certain point in their lives.

  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy blithesome_guava | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    29 Apr 2022

    I believe the owner of the restaurant chain should continue to work with Russia as they have workers who have a lot to loose compare to the other business, there is over 300 restaurants meaning there is a lot of workers who have their life at stake. If they were to stop working with Russia most of the workers where most likely to go broke and possibly loose there homes which is not ideal when there is a war going on and your government won't try to help you.
    So overall they should continue as there is a lot at stake for the workers if they stop.

  • British Council.jpg objective_seal | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2022

    She chose work 1, which is the trade of companies that sell harmful products. Russia must be rid of these companies because they are trying to show people that they work for the benefit of children and produce materials that make children happy. But we forget that chocolate and soft drinks are very harmful for adults and children, as they cause diabetes and osteoporosis and must be limited. The world is aware of this phenomenon that people use on a daily basis, as this increases the rate of harm to the Russian people and causes more deaths around the world

  • British Council.jpg dynamic_bilberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Apr 2022

    I chose to write about the work of a global restaurant chain because it holds the largest record that supports a high percentage of families in Russia working for earning, especially in the current situation, as we know how the war is going on in Russia, and withdrawing this business could be among the economic sanctions that may Deter Russia from discrediting and unnecessary escalation of the war.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    29 Apr 2022

    I choose to talk about business 1.
    I think it is important to keep the business going in Russia because things like baby food and medicine are essential to the survival of many people in the current times of war. Stopping the business in Russia will cause a lot of babies to go hungry and starve to death and a lot of people to lack access to drugs when they need them. As a result, many people will suffer.
    Someone who disagrees with me might say, the business should stop running in Russia so that they can suffer and a lot of people will lack food for their babies and drugs to cure their illnesses.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Apr 2022

    The business I chose to write about is one. 1, I think they should continue to work in Russia for many reasons of safety and so that children can be well nourished and healthy. Baby food and medicine are, as it states, essential to us. Children need food that is suitable for them (such as infant formula). These items sold are essential, they cannot be dispensed with. At this age, how children can get their milk, they are not adults who can replace one food with another, so if the company closes, the children will be in serious danger, and no Forget the elderly, pregnant women and a lot of innocent people, so if this company is closed in Russia, no one will get the medicines or food they need. Moreover, because of the war, many people were injured. That is why we can get medicines from there to treat the wounded. If many of this type of companies and stores did not exist, they would not be able to export the medicines that Ukraine needs to their country. But sodas aren't necessary (in fact, many doctors would say sodas are bad) that's a bad thing because sodas aren't very good for you because they may contain a lot of preservatives. This may cause you to have a real stomach ache that can be very painful.

  • British Council.jpg industrious_dinosaur | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    30 Apr 2022

    I think the first business should continue to operate in Russia. Because it provides them with baby's food and medicine and that's very essential as it stated.Others might think why I'm saying this.It's because the citizens are not the cause of the war and these are not even children but babies. Their lives should not be risked by individuals.They don't even know what the war is about. This is why I think business 1 should continue to operate in Russia to save the lives of future leaders.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      industrious_dinosaur's comment 03 May 2022

      You really made me think when you mentioned saving the lives of future leaders. I hadn't thought about it that way before! Great point.

  • British Council.jpg content_river | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 May 2022

    I chose the company number 3 because it is a complete chain of restaurants and there are 300 restaurants, which means that there are a very large number of chefs and also a large number of restaurant service. It depends on a lot of workers and cooks, and the restaurant chain will lose a lot of money, and compensation will be paid to the workers, and they have no money, and they will leave the work, so I think this work should continue in Russia because of the workers Their financial situation and the crisis that will happen

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 May 2022

    The business I choose to write about is number 1, I believe they should continue to operate in Russia for many reasons, I also believe that the store should limit what they sell to only necessities and refrain from selling luxury goods in wartime as people may focus on the essentials that keep Their survival and livelihood, such as: (water, bread, milk, diapers, powder for children, and medicines for the elderly) away from all unimportant luxuries such as (fruits, starches, citrus fruits, vegetables), these are unimportant luxuries! Also, sodas aren't necessary (in fact, many doctors would say sodas are harmful) it's a bad thing because sodas aren't very good for you because they may contain a lot of preservatives. This can cause you to have real pain in the abdomen, which can be very painful. In addition to saving money because their circumstances do not allow them to work and earn money in times of war and emergency, so it is necessary to be economical to ensure their survival.

  • Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    03 May 2022

    I have chosen business 1
    I have said this they said their shop has medicine and baby food and these thing are useful and essential to us people.Because baby food helps babies survive and if this shop closes there won't be any baby food and babies can't eat anything else like apples it might hurt or injure the teeth and another thing is that they might die from choking hazard.Also,it says they have medicine this is helpful because it will cure anyone who is sick or take away a disease and help a muscle,this is something he use all the time in our life.Also Russia is in a war so they will be injured people and if the shop closes there won't anything to help the injured people get better.

    But on the other hand,they did mention that they sell chocolates and fizzy drinks and this may be bad has they will give people tummy ache and they contain preservatives which is really bad.
    But overall,I think this shop should stay in Russia as it contains a lot of safety reasons and will help people a lot.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_elderberry | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    04 May 2022

    The business I have chosen to write about is the Technology business.
    I think this business should: Close their stations in Russia because it doesn't seem like something only Russia will be able to keep from closing like the clothing business and it isn't really essential like the medicine and food one. Also, it is very selfish to assume that you shouldn't pull out of a country you don't need to be supporting in their war just to earn a little more business.

  • British Council.jpg champion_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 May 2022

    I will choose a company that produces private medicines in Hea. It should not stop working for any reason whatsoever because the disease leads to many deaths, so this company must not stop working and bring workers on a continuous basis and expand and increase production to increase job opportunities

    1. avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
      champion_forest's comment 13 May 2022

      Good point! Can you think of any other examples of essential businesses which should continue to operate in Russia?

  • High Lawn Primary.jpg gentle_glacier | High Lawn Primary School | United Kingdom
    10 May 2022

    I am writing about the second shop. I would suggest leaving Russia and finding somewhere else to set up his business but others may disagree because if he is the only store there he will have all the other shop's customers. I think my advice is good because if he is staying in Russia people will be more worried about staying alive than buying technology therefore not many people would not decide to buy his product. Another reason is that many people in Russia will loose there jobs subsequently not having enough money to pay for the technology, therefore he would have to drop the price and might not make a profit. A third reason could be that he is hired for the army and doesn't have enough time to sell his stock. All these reasons mean it would not be the best idea to keep the business in Russia.

  • avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
    13 May 2022

    Good point! Can you think of any other examples of essential businesses which should continue to operate in Russia?

  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_hurricane | Pantang Presby Basic School | Ghana
    17 May 2022

    I chose question 4 because Russia is a very busy country so whenever something happens it might affect my business. for a example because of the fight between Russia and Ukraine so most of the countries are afraid to do business with Russia or Ukraine.

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