Russian CEO Yasha Haddazhi’s Achivka shell company sells Metroid Prime Remastered shipments in the Russian market
Kodoani.com – Nintendo confirmed to Eurogamer on Thursday that it is still recruiting Russian CEO Yasha Haddazhi. Nintendo had previously stated to the news agency that it had provided its employees in Moscow with individual compensation packages and terminated their contracts by mutual agreement.
Russian news agency Kommersant reported on April 12 that a shell company founded by Haddazhi called Achivka has recently sold Metroid Prime Remastered shipments in the Russian market. Eurogamer reported on Wednesday that Haddazhi has set up a secondary company in the country to import and sell Nintendo games due to Russia’s official sales ban on Super Mario Maker. Nintendo states that it is “not affiliated with Acivka and is not involved in parallel import activities in Russia.”
Nintendo elaborated further in the statement that it will maintain a “minimum presence” in Russia and that it only plans to “meet legal, contractual and administrative requirements” with its presence in Russia. this country. The company added, “Mr. Haddaji still has temporary management capacity to perform various internal governance functions during the dissolution of the company.”
Nintendo suspended its online eShop retail service in Russia in March 2022. The company explained that it temporarily put the eShop in Russia in “maintenance mode” because the payment service it uses has been halted. handling rubles. Nintendo did not reveal the service’s return date.
Russia launched an all-out war into Ukraine in February 2022 after weeks of tense military buildup along its shared border with Belarus. Russia declared its support for the independence of the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. The fighting has recently taken a turn for the worse, as Russia ramped up its shelling of cities, and Ukrainian civilians struggled to flee the country or prepare for conflict amid rising casualties. Countries around the world have condemned the invasion and expressed support for Ukraine. Economic sanctions have been imposed on Russia and Belarus as a result of the invasion, while creative artists and studios have stopped releasing some works in Russia.
Nintendo released Metroid Prime Remastered, a Switch remake of the 2002 Metroid Prime GameCube game.