People in Russia or who use the Russian eShop on their Nintendo Switch or other systems won’t be able to access it to buy games. The official site for the region noted that it is inaccessible. The support page cited a payment processing issue and said that the storefront is in a maintenance mode. [Thanks, Nintendo Life!]
People who attempt to access the Russian Nintendo eShop will get the error code 2813-0999. This is related to the 2813 family of outage codes for the console. These all tend to note that the shop is either unavailable, doesn’t exist, or is down due to maintenance.
Nintendo hasn’t issued any statements on the availability of the eShop in Russia or made a statement to offer an explanation. However, the official support page did promise eventual updates on the situation.
This marks a second game retailer to become inaccessible in the country at the beginning of March 2022. CD Projekt Red announced it would pull access to its GOG storefront in Russia and Belarus. It noted the action was a measure caused by the war in Ukraine.
Microsoft also announced it would stop selling its products in Russia. It also cited the conflict in Ukraine and governmental sanctions compliance as the reasons for the action. It also pledged assistance to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).