Back in 2022, Maersk said bye-bye to Russia. They stopped shipping stuff in and out of Russian ports, sold off their shares in port facilities, and even sold some of their special refrigerated containers to another company.

But now, they've changed their minds. They stopped plans to close down their Russian branches and even put more money into one of them in February.

Even though things have been quiet in terms of business and money-making for Maersk's Russian branches lately, there are signs that things might pick up again. However, it's not going to be a cakewalk because Russian companies might prefer to work with suppliers from countries that are on better terms with Russia right now.

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Maersk is a big deal in the shipping world, controlling about 15% of it. So, their return to Russia is making waves, showing how complicated it can get when business meets politics.