Cisco crossed the Rubicon, in terms of its relationship with Russia, destroying its own equipment when it left Russia.
Like many companies, Cisco decided to cease operations in Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Unlike some companies, whose equipment was seized and repurposed when they left, Cisco took drastic action to ensure that wouldn’t happen.
According to Gagadget.com, the company destroyed its own equipment, spare parts, office furniture, and more, worth some $23.42 million. Cisco also disposed of fixed assets worth $12,600.
The company took such drastic measures after deciding it has no plans to return to the Russian market.