American peer-to-peer lodging service Airbnb has ceased operations in Russia, preventing ordinary Russians from renting apartments in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
The announcement was made by the company’s CEO Brian Chesky via Twitter.
“Airbnb is suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus,” he tweeted.
Airbnb is suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus
— Brian Chesky 🇺🇦 (@bchesky) March 4, 2022
And just like that, Russian tanks turned around and are heading back to Moscow. A ceasefire has been declared and Moscow is preparing to negotiate the terms of their surrender.
Preventing Russians from renting holiday accommodation is guaranteed to stop Putin’s war machine, as is ruining the businesses of rental home owners.
Chesky’s decision will of course achieve nothing other than causing inconvenience and economic hardship for ordinary Russians, the vast majority of whom have nothing to do with the actions of their government.
As we have repeatedly highlighted, companies across the west are trying to outdo each other with grand displays of moral exhibitionism, competing over who can discriminate against Russians the hardest.
This lunacy reached a temporary peak yesterday when it was announced that Siberian cats would be banned from all international cat competitions.