Statistics of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation for the year 2017-th is as follows:
The assets of the Bank of Russia at the moment amount to almost 418 billion dollars. It is about assets not only in foreign currency and in gold, but also in government securities. Over 2017, these assets grew by almost 4%.
On the placement of these assets.
To begin with, it is worthwhile to present data on what volumes of reserves the Central Bank “holds” in Russia itself. Under the conditions of political sanctions and other pressure on the Russian Federation, it would have been possible for some economic nonsense (including your humble servant) to think that it would be better to transfer the lion's share of assets away from sin to relatives of the “bins”. But that is why most Russians and economic naughties, because with our meager little minds, it is difficult to understand the logic of the smart fellows who claim from the stands about the damned foreign russophobes imperialists who pinch Russia everywhere and at the same time persistently continue to sponsor the economy namely “Russophobes imperialists”. Well, that kind of logic ...
In Russia, the Bank of Russia holds (attention!) 7,2% of assets for "money" and securities, not counting gold. 7 as much as 2 percent. The direct gold in the Central Bank’s vault is 16,1%. This is worth about 67,3 billion dollars.
And where does the Bank of Russia hold more reserves, if not in Russia? Well, it just so happened that the largest percentage of all the funds the Central Bank placed, correctly, with our beloved partners - in the United States of America. The share is more than significant - 27,2%. At the same time, the internal Russian indicator in 7,2% is only the fourth. That is, our (or) Central Bank trusts more than the banks of at least two more countries of the world. This is France, where 12,5% of Russian assets are located, as well as Germany (11,7%). On the "three" goes 51,4%, and this is under 215 billion dollars.
In general, everything is good, everything is good ... They denounced foreign adversaries, denounced them, denounced them, and now they can increase their investments in their economies. Economically - everything is honed and verified, and politically ... so who asks ... slaves, then ... We will talk in the kitchen, and that's enough.
This is a strategy, friends, but because we have the main preceptors 90-x go almost in the main heroes of Russia. Why are they going there? They carry them in their hands: grants, subsidies, all that ... This ordinary entrepreneur can easily be strangled even by fire supervision, even by a sanitary epidemiological station, and a big business is nizzia - there, again, is a strategy.
Okay. Again we pass by - we go further.
6,4% of the reserves of the Central Bank (not much less than in Russia itself) are kept by the very “Englishwoman” who, as people tell in the well-known analytical Sunday program, is constantly shitting us. Apparently, 6,4% is a shit, but smaller. Perhaps just a little shit will ... on the head ...
By the way, they just said that we are very, very economically friendly with China. They also said that it was time, they say, to give up these damned dollars and euros in favor of the same Chinese yuan - well, sort of like strategic partners - this is how Moscow and Beijing officially position themselves. So ... And how much do you think the Central Bank decided to transfer its reserves into the Chinese national “strategically partner” currency? We try to guess from three attempts. If someone guessed, then this is definitely a bonus, and at least from the HSE ... And the Central Bank of the Russian Federation is investing in the yuan as much 0,1% reserves. Here it is diversified, so to speak. Here it is reoriented! ..
Of course, one can begin to pull head-on an analysis of the situation with statements in the style of “economic feasibility and economic laws dictate the correctness of the placement options for gold and foreign exchange reserves,” but any analysis (especially far-fetched) is broken about the reinforced concrete reality: Russia with whom? Central Bank with whom? Does the Central Bank of the Russian Federation have any guarantees that, in the event of a new stage of sanctions pressure, the “good uncle” overseas does not have the desire to “slightly freeze” billions of Russian assets of 150-200 Russian assets that are not found in the garbage?
By the way, the question (albeit crazy) is: what if there really is no guarantee, and increasing the assets of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in the United States of America and Britain is a conscious strategy of “unknown persons” aimed at choosing the moment to cut off the oxygen of the Russian economy? They save, save, save, increase, increase, increase - and then - bang, and the “second shift”. Fie you, and as soon as such a head could come ...
And if we assume that the question is definitely delusional, then another question arises: the Central Bank of the Russian Federation is increasing its investments in the United States, knowing that no one will touch the assets under any circumstances? And from where only the Central Bank has such confidence ...
It was also thought: the multi-billion-dollar assets of Russia lie in the USA, Britain, France, Germany, and they lie without, thank God, frosts (I spit over my left shoulder and knock on wood), and here we are the United States, Britain, France and Germany — the very last words ... They love us, they help us, they keep our money, and we ... It remains to tear the remaining hair and repent, repent and once again repent for having doubted the depth and sincerity of the feeling of partnership.