After more than three decades in Russia, McDonald's — an emblem of American culture and capitalism
— has placed its Russia company up for sale as it prepares to exit the country.
The move represents a dramatic break for a company whose global expansion
became a symbol of globalism and even the foundation of a peace philosophy.
As global hopes have shattered in recent years as a result of the coronavirus epidemic and geopolitical tensions,
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has compelled many enterprises that had intended to continue operating normally to take action.