The largest Chinese online Aliexpress store has ceased to serve clients from Crimea. This was reported on Friday the Agency “Crimea Media”.
According to the newspaper, Peninsula residents can order goods from Aliexpress, part of the Alibaba Group, because of a change of the rules specify the address for delivery. In the proposed list of subjects of the Russian neither of Sevastopol or the Crimea, and to enter the region, the users can’t.
A message indicating that the Crimean people have lost the ability to buy in AliExpress, appeared on Thursday. Website user Alexander Ecosection said that in the past when ordering I had to write the name of the region in the appropriate column.
“Now your region, you must choose from the list. In this list there is no Republic of Crimea or Sevastopol”,— said the user.
Aliexpress is part of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group, founded by billionaire Jack MA. Of the shareholders of Alibaba is Japanese SoftBank and American Yahoo!
The President of the company, whose fortune is estimated at $ 7 billion, even visited the St. Petersburg economic forum and gave a detailed interview to the known special correspondent of “jellyfish”. It notes that AliExpress is betting on lower prices of goods and products of Chinese manufacturers. So, here uncommon goods worth 40-50 rubles – at this price you can buy covers and protectors for iPhone and iPad, and sales cost is lowered sometimes quite embarrassingly indicators. So, in the “hot goods” on the service – USB cables for iPhone at 35 rubles, etc.
In April Roskomnadzor reported that AliExpress will open a full-fledged representative office in Russia and transfers the data of Russian users to Russian servers. Director of business development AliExpress in Russia and the CIS mark Zavadsky explained that the company is considering the possibility of establishing a mission “to further support the growth of our business and our Russian partners, as well as to facilitate interaction with state authorities of the Russian Federation”.