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Are record gold and foreign exchange reserves useful for the country?

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The network is discussing the buildup of gold and foreign exchange reserves of Russia to a record level since 2014. According to the report of the Central Bank, the volume of gold reserves of the Russian Federation reached 527 billion in dollar terms. According to this indicator, Russia may soon enter the 4 line in the world.




Official sources report this situation in the gold and foreign currency reserves as an absolutely positive phenomenon in the Russian economy. However, some experts find the negative here. One of those who did not see anything positive in the growth of Russian reserves is Oleg Komolov, who expressed his opinion in the program "Prime Numbers".

The expert notes that both the Central Bank and the government manage the international reserves of Russia. Komolov at the same time asks the question of what should be the volume of gold reserves for a macroeconomic stable country?

The minimum amount of reserves should cover a three-month import of goods and services. For Russia - about 87 billion dollars. The maximum figure is 204 billion dollars for servicing external debt for a certain time (most often it is a year) and importing. Russian reserves significantly exceed these values.

According to the graphs, it is proposed to evaluate which countries Russia neighbors in terms of the ratio of gold reserves to GDP. Those countries that do not fit the author’s logic (for example, Korea, Japan, Switzerland, and Israel) are written as exceptions. As a result, an attempt to explain that large reserves for Russia is bad seems a bit confusing and does not explain why large gold reserves (as a percentage of GDP) are beneficial for Switzerland, and vice versa for the Russian Federation.

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  1. Svarog
    Svarog 1 September 2019 14: 34
    +11
    It would be useful to invest in the development of science, production, electronics, stimulate consumer demand, cheap loans for businesses and free mortgages .. That's what would be useful, in my opinion. And the gold that lies dead weight, and as history shows, also always disappears to the west .. I don’t know how useful it is.
    1. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 1 September 2019 14: 48
      -1
      "The stock of the pocket does not pull" popular wisdom.
      Stocks give confidence in the future.
      “It smells like gunpowder again today. The world may again find itself in the same state in which it began to plunge in the 30s of the last century. We must learn from history. Including in the part concerning the role of gold in the great confrontations of the past. We had to leave the US dollar and the euro even before the economic sanctions began against us. But, as they say, "better late than never." The gold reserve is the most important condition for ensuring the security of Russia, ”stressed Valentin Katasonov, a Russian scientist and economist, Doctor of Economics.
      http://ruskline.ru/news_rl/2014/10/20/zolotoj_rezerv_vazhnejshee_uslovie_obespecheniya_bezopasnosti_rossii/
      1. To be or not to be
        To be or not to be 1 September 2019 16: 36
        0
        And what about the wise?
        Israel began to get rid of gold in the 80s, and all gold was sold before the early 90s. And over the next 30, another metamorphosis occurred with the country: the country, chronically suffering from a shortage of currency, now has a reserve of $ 120 billion. "
        https://detaly.co.il/bank-izrailya-otkazyvaetsya-ot-zolota/

        Promised Land Promised ...
        "The current opposition parties and political blocs are gaining a total of 64 deputy mandates out of 120, which allows them to form a government without the Likud party and without Benjamin Netanyahu."
        Armageddon in Israel is coming in 16 days. "" "
        http://ru-an.info/
        ..do not hesitate ..minus .. wink
    2. Svetlana
      Svetlana 1 September 2019 14: 48
      +6
      >> And the gold that lies dead weight ****

      The ballast on the sailboat also lies dead weight, but without it it will roll over
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 1 September 2019 14: 58
        +2
        Quote: Svetlana
        >> And the gold that lies dead weight ****

        The ballast on the sailboat also lies dead weight, but without it it will roll over

        It’s difficult to correlate the physical principle with the economic ones, it’s like warm with liquid .. You look at the video clip, we are talking about surpluses that are dead weight.
      2. Fan-fan
        Fan-fan 1 September 2019 15: 28
        +15
        The ballast on the sailboat also lies dead weight, but without it it will roll over

        If this ballast is overloaded, the sailboat will simply sink.
      3. Greg Miller
        Greg Miller 1 September 2019 15: 34
        +7
        The reserves of modern Russia consist of only 15-20% of gold, and the rest is debt obligations (currency and securities) of foreign states, most of which are hostile to Russia and in a situation of acute crisis we will not be allowed to use them. There is no need to go far for examples: Iran, Libya, Venezuela ... Many scientists, Valentin Katasonov, believe that there are reserves. stored in foreign currency and securities of NATO countries, are a kind of leash with a collar, which "owners of money" run Russia.
      4. The comment was deleted.
      5. Greg Miller
        Greg Miller 1 September 2019 16: 02
        +9
        Quote: Svetlana
        >> And the gold that lies dead weight ****

        The ballast on the sailboat also lies dead weight, but without it it will roll over

        I’ll continue your allegories ... Modern Russia, with degrading education and health care, a raw material economy, a declining population and at the same time incredibly huge gold reserves, reminds me of a very rich, cancer patient, saving on food products to save more. Which, instead of spending money on surgery and treatment, and having recovered, continues to live happily on, continues to save money so that before they die they have enough for pain medication.
    3. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 1 September 2019 14: 51
      +4
      The more affordable the mortgage - the higher the demand for housing - the more expensive the housing.

      An example of the West is a mortgage of 4-6%, but all this comes from many times more expensive housing.

      Tell the USA, Germany, China that we need to get rid of gold, but we don’t need to carry this nonsense.
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 1 September 2019 14: 53
        -3
        Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
        Tell the USA, Germany, China that we need to get rid of gold, but we don’t need to carry this nonsense.

        It's not about getting rid of gold ... talk about surplus. You watch the video, otherwise you didn’t watch but condemn laughing
        1. Rwmos
          Rwmos 1 September 2019 15: 15
          -2
          The point is that without the stabilization fund, the West in 2014 would have been able to crush the Russian Federation with sanctions. But then there was a "dead weight" with which the losses were sealed. Considering the flaring war between China and the United States and the United States with the Russian Federation, those who, instead of a dead weight - a multi-trillion-dollar foreign debt - will very soon disagree with you ... Despite the fact that they have seized "dead weight" even from someone else's - from Germany and Venezuela, for example, and for some reason stubbornly do not give it away!
          1. Greg Miller
            Greg Miller 1 September 2019 15: 38
            -3
            If the West wanted to crush Russia with sanctions, they would have blocked this "stabilization fund", as they did with Iran, Libya and Venezuela ...
            1. Rwmos
              Rwmos 1 September 2019 15: 38
              -3
              That's why they could not, because he was in the Russian Federation, and not in the West.
              1. Greg Miller
                Greg Miller 1 September 2019 15: 41
                -1
                Not "could not", but DO NOT WANT !!! What stabilization fund do we have? It is all in foreign currency and their bonds!
                1. Rwmos
                  Rwmos 1 September 2019 16: 01
                  -7
                  Blocking their debt obligations, and even more so of their own currency ... The defeat of not our own, but their own economy for the USA, for example))) Bach - and lower the treasury price immediately)))
                  1. Greg Miller
                    Greg Miller 1 September 2019 16: 07
                    +1
                    Yours also shouted a few years ago that if Ukraine does not repay its Eurobonds to Russia, the IMF will not give them loans ... So what? Spit in the IMF and the United States wanted to say Russia. They will change the rules exclusively for Russia, and easily and absolutely without consequences for themselves ...
                    1. Rwmos
                      Rwmos 1 September 2019 16: 14
                      -5
                      And nothing - Ukraine - a financial bankrupt, with which even Germany so badly needed for example gas - no one concludes agreements. Just Ukraine is an example of what the failure to fulfill its debt obligations leads to. Nobody has anything to do with her. They can pat on the shoulder and give a cookie. That's all. And the same thing you suggested above to be for the United States wassat
                      Although they did this kind of thing, the Netherlands took the same gold and foreign exchange reserves from them. And France and Germany began to be friends against the United States. Nobody likes if a partner does not hold a commitment.
            2. anzar
              anzar 1 September 2019 20: 57
              -2
              ... they would have blocked this "stabilization fund" as they did with Iran, Libya and Venezuela

              However, pinning a "bear" with nuclear clicks to the wall ... is fraught! And so, they cook little by little))
      2. Svarog
        Svarog 1 September 2019 15: 15
        +8
        Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
        The more affordable the mortgage - the higher the demand for housing - the more expensive the housing.

        The cost of a 2 room apartment of 50 square meters is about 400 rubles. Here, without communications and land value, depending on these factors, + another 000. The price for these squares in the market is from 200, that is, 000 times higher. Where does this margin go? The owner of one collapsed construction company gave an understandable and clear answer to this question. I mean that prices are formed not only by demand in our state, but also by the appetites of officials who just evaluate them in dollars.
        1. savage1976
          savage1976 2 September 2019 04: 17
          -3
          They wrote a half-truth. Only for building materials for an apartment will you need an amount of about 600-800 thousand, and you forgot to calculate the salary of workers? What about taxes? If you count, then you get the desired 3 million.
      3. LON
        LON 1 September 2019 22: 03
        +1
        Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
        An example of the West is a mortgage of 4-6%, but all this comes from many times more expensive housing

        Why are you expressing yourself in incomprehensible and not informative categories, misleading people. Russia with a "housing affordability coefficient" of 11,09 is not ahead of the rest. So in the USA it is 3,54, Germany 9,42, England 9,82, Finland 7,88 ....... The less the better. Well, no matter how your theory does not work.
    4. depressant
      depressant 1 September 2019 15: 25
      +12
      The amount of gold in bullion is 18, 1% of the gold and foreign exchange reserves of the Russian Federation. Soon we will get the 4th place, pushing the UAE from there. It is difficult to imagine why such accumulations are made. Are you planning to mint a gold ruble? So that means the dollar tumble. Or use as a means of strengthening their own currency?
      It is better to strengthen a currency with its own powerful industry. Exactly the same issues cause monstrous budget expenditures on secret articles. According to my estimates, approximately $ 83 billion annually. According to other colleagues, $ 75 billion. Annually! Where are these investments made? Nowhere. After all, there is no such secret that would not become apparent. But - silence ... So, there are no expenses on secret articles. They are fiction. Money is stored somewhere. And unless proven otherwise, I am forced to believe that this is so. And this idle money means stealing the country's population.
      Of course, one could be kinder and assume that money is being saved up for Putin's 12 national projects. But, excuse me, I can't believe it, so funds from the budget are allocated for them as a separate line, but no one is seriously undertaking to implement it. As someone put it, "they are sawing slowly." Then, maybe to buy out a share from foreigners, say, Rosneft and others? And, scary to say, Rusala? But this is hardly necessary.
      Then, perhaps, to strengthen the power of the Putin clan? I think this is closer to the truth. For international bribes. Or maybe for nothing? Putin simply does not know what to do with such a huge pile of dough, and is gradually turning into a dragon Fafnir - that he owned a mountain of gold coins. And then Sigurd came and killed him.
    5. Gardamir
      Gardamir 1 September 2019 15: 35
      +3
      invest in the development of science, production, electronics,
      The State Department is not asleep, at the moment about 9 minuses. Well gentlemen do not want the minusers of the country's development.
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 1 September 2019 15: 59
        +2
        Quote: Gardamir
        invest in the development of science, production, electronics,
        The State Department is not asleep, at the moment about 9 minuses. Well gentlemen do not want the minusers of the country's development.

        Yeah, judging by the downsides, the "patriots" want us to remain a raw material appendage ..
        1. Mestny
          Mestny 1 September 2019 17: 05
          -3
          The patriots want the opposition clowns not to give anyone stupid advice "the right way."
    6. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 1 September 2019 15: 52
      +2
      Quote: Svarog
      It would be useful to invest in the development of science, production, electronics, stimulate consumer demand, cheap loans for businesses and free mortgages .. That's what would be useful, in my opinion.

      What an interesting opinion ... fellow
    7. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 1 September 2019 15: 56
      0
      And what is this free mortgage?
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 1 September 2019 16: 01
        +3
        Quote: Sergej1972
        And what is this free mortgage?

        This is when the interest paid on the loan is paid by the state .. This greatly stimulates the birth rate, and contributes to the emergence of a large number of jobs.
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 1 September 2019 16: 41
          +5
          Quote: Svarog
          This is when the interest on the loan is paid by the state.

          This is a loss. But you can do without them, corny giving people a mortgage directly. A guarantee could be the apartment itself, the rights to which until payment would remain with the state. Type of leasing. hi
          1. Svarog
            Svarog 1 September 2019 21: 04
            +2
            Quote: Ingvar 72
            Quote: Svarog
            This is when the interest on the loan is paid by the state.

            This is a loss. But you can do without them, corny giving people a mortgage directly. A guarantee could be the apartment itself, the rights to which until payment would remain with the state. Type of leasing. hi

            Quote: Ingvar 72
            This is a loss. But you can do without them, corny giving people a mortgage directly. A guarantee could be the apartment itself, the rights to which until payment would remain with the state. Type of leasing.

            Igor, it would seem so simple and how many positive consequences after such a solution .. There is an increase in the birth rate and jobs, how many new ones will appear in construction, and the authorities will add a big plus to their power .. but no, toad strangles them even because of such a trifle.
        2. atalef
          atalef 1 September 2019 16: 42
          +3
          Quote: Svarog
          Quote: Sergej1972
          And what is this free mortgage?

          This is when the interest paid on the loan is paid by the state .. This greatly stimulates the birth rate, and contributes to the emergence of a large number of jobs.

          And it happens?
        3. AU Ivanov.
          AU Ivanov. 1 September 2019 20: 57
          0
          You can’t raise the birth rate materially. Proven by European countries. Urbanization and female emancipation leads to a decrease in fertility. It is proved there. We can get some kind of small local burst, but, most quickly, no. The only sure way to straighten out demographics is to accept Islam and go to the village for everyone. (joke)
          1. Antares
            Antares 21 September 2019 21: 20
            0
            Quote: AS Ivanov.
            The only sure way to straighten out demographics is to accept Islam and go to the village for everyone.

            not really.
            Legislatively ban girls (women no longer useless) from childhood to receive education.
            All. Uneducated women from such girls will work in low-skilled jobs, they will ruin our entire economy. But they will give birth a lot. To consume a little (in the sense of goods and services of the global world, and not just food.)
            As for me, the road to nowhere.
            (after such hypothetical proposals, they will put me on a list of men-oppressors of women's rights and freedoms) laughing
    8. vlad106
      vlad106 1 September 2019 22: 50
      +1
      Quote: Svarog
      It would be useful to invest in the development of science, production, electronics, stimulate consumer demand, cheap loans for businesses and free mortgages .. That's what would be useful, in my opinion. And the gold that lies dead weight, and as history shows, also always disappears to the west .. I don’t know how useful it is.


      Will definitely be stolen
  2. Amateur
    Amateur 1 September 2019 14: 34
    +8
    A lot of money is bad.
    Little money is bad.
    But popular wisdom says:
    "It's better to be healthy and rich than poor and sick!" drinks
    1. nikon7717
      nikon7717 6 September 2019 23: 01
      0
      You are at least a dilettante under the nickname, and the author of the video is either a natural dilettante or a disinformer. When he talks about the shortage of US dollars and currency emissions from the Central Bank, he completely "forgets" the fact that this was a controlled process of the ruble's rate of two times lowering. In order to increase the attractiveness of goods from Russia in the foreign market during the crisis.
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 1 September 2019 14: 41
    +6
    Of course it’s useful, it’s liberal friends who will now howl about the benefits of green paper!
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 1 September 2019 16: 43
      +2
      Quote: Alien From
      about the benefits of green paper!

      Kisa (aka cat manul) a couple of years ago "ter" here that investing in Treasury is more profitable than investing in gold. laughing
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 1 September 2019 16: 50
        +3
        No wonder the mattresses also hold the German ZVZ ........
      2. AU Ivanov.
        AU Ivanov. 1 September 2019 17: 03
        0
        In Treasure, it was more profitable - interest was dropping. Now holding in debt has become dangerous. Therefore - gold.
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 1 September 2019 17: 09
          +2
          Quote: AS Ivanov.
          In Treasure, it was more profitable - interest was dropping.

          Talk nonsense Andrew. Take a certain period of time, say 10 years, and compare the growth rate of gold prices and the percentage of treasuries. After that, subtract the inflationary loss of the dollar (and rarely does anyone count) from these percentages. Or on the fingers - those who invested in gold ten years ago now have more who invested in treasury.
          1. Antares
            Antares 21 September 2019 21: 29
            0
            Quote: Ingvar 72
            After that, subtract the inflationary loss of the dollar (and rarely does anyone count) from these percentages.

            and right
            Gold is not an absolute measure of value! Like the dollar.
            Gold is the same commodity with its value, which is not only subject to inflation and physical reduction (abrasion)
            An important factor is gold mining;
            Its distribution;
            Gold sales through large financial institutions, jewelry stores, etc., which form the demand and supply indicators. (The growth in the number of middle-class consumers in Asia provoked an increase in gold consumption. As soon as the market is saturated, it will decline again)


            Currently, the rating of US bonds is rated at the highest level. This means that the profitability of the securities will be extremely small, but at the end of the agreed period, the depositor will surely receive his earnings. Such securities will be useful to everyone who focuses on risk hedging and insurance. They perfectly diversify the portfolio and help to reliably preserve capital.
            I’ll translate - Treasury gives a small but reliable income saving the investor’s money from inflation (but not bringing him a large income)
            Investing in them is an attempt to save money from inflation. And do not earn.
            Making money is investing more risky business. Type of industry, etc.
            This is a risk.
      3. Svarog
        Svarog 1 September 2019 21: 07
        +2
        Quote: Ingvar 72
        Quote: Alien From
        about the benefits of green paper!

        Kisa (aka cat manul) a couple of years ago "ter" here that investing in Treasury is more profitable than investing in gold. laughing

        Yes, he bears everything in a row, which is profitable for today, when he hears what is being broadcast in the government, he immediately defends their side, without even arguing ..
  4. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 1 September 2019 14: 42
    +7
    It’s good when there is a gun and not needed. And it’s bad when he was needed, but he is not. So with the nest egg. The main volume of this nest egg is not to be erected in a cult. Purely personal opinion
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 1 September 2019 14: 54
      0
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      It’s good when there is a gun and not needed. And it’s bad when he was needed, but he is not. So with the nest egg. The main volume of this nest egg is not to be erected in a cult. Purely personal opinion

      It says (watch the video) that you have a whole stock of weapons when a gun is enough.
    2. Fan-fan
      Fan-fan 1 September 2019 15: 33
      +2
      The main volume of this nest egg is not to be culted

      That’s right, otherwise it may turn out that there’s nothing to buy people to eat, and money is hidden in a small pill anyway.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 1 September 2019 15: 43
        -4
        Quote: Fan-Fan
        it may turn out that people do not eat to buy for h

        Let's be honest - people do not swell from hunger, and even quite the opposite. I judge by what I see. I do not live in Moscow .. at all
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 1 September 2019 17: 42
          +6
          Quote: KVU-NSVD
          Quote: Fan-Fan
          it may turn out that people do not eat to buy for h

          Let's be honest - people do not swell from hunger, and even quite the opposite. I judge by what I see. I do not live in Moscow .. at all

          want to be honest? then live in retirement at 12 thousand, a couple of months, especially in winter, when the lion's share of the utility goes, let's see what’s going to swell ..
  5. Svetlana
    Svetlana 1 September 2019 14: 46
    +7
    Christine Lagarde put it another way: Russia takes very few loans and they need to get more. (Not verbatim)

    And Mr. Kamolov clearly sings to her tune.
  6. ROBIN-SON
    ROBIN-SON 1 September 2019 14: 48
    -9
    I often read that when elderly, single women died, they found big money in their ..... mattresses. These people in life denied themselves in many ways.
    True, it seemed to be in the USSR. I don’t know if modern grannies put off mattresses? It is so inspired.
    1. Fan-fan
      Fan-fan 1 September 2019 15: 35
      +2
      They put it off, my mother-in-law recently died, and cried that there was no money, they helped her all the time. And after her death, they found a lot of money in her apartment and immediately bought a car for themselves.
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 1 September 2019 15: 58
        +3
        Quote: Fan-Fan
        The mother-in-law recently died, and cried that there was no money, they helped her all the time.

        Wow... belay They are old women:
    2. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 1 September 2019 16: 03
      0
      More grandfathers, not grannies.
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  8. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 1 September 2019 14: 48
    +6
    Gold reserves for Russia is not just a reserve, it is also the funds received from the sale of resources that will remain for the next generation, who will live in an era when Russia does not have oil for export.

    All who offer to squander and devour gold reserves are simply mediocrity or provocateurs.

    In Russia, there is an excellent rule that $ 40 per barrel of oil goes to current spending, and everything else is in reserve. So roughly should remain delshe.

    It’s not the reserves to think about how to devour, but to develop our production of everything that can be done in Russia from shaving machines and toothbrushes to airplanes and cruise liners - this is the way to the country's prosperity.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 1 September 2019 17: 10
      +4
      It is strange that you were nominated .. To develop our own production is certainly a blessing for the country.
      1. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 1 September 2019 18: 23
        0
        Quote: 210ox
        It is strange that you were nominated ..

        Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
        funds received from the sale of resources that will remain to the next generation, who will live in an era when Russia will not have oil for export.

        This part of the commentary is also strange.
  9. NF68
    NF68 1 September 2019 14: 49
    +2
    It is unlikely that anyone will indicate the exact amount of gold at the disposal of the authorities of a country.
  10. knn54
    knn54 1 September 2019 14: 50
    +2
    Is a car airbag useful?
    1. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 1 September 2019 15: 13
      +7
      Quote: knn54
      Is a car airbag useful?

      Do I need a fire extinguisher in the house ..? And in general, why three pairs of pants?
    2. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 1 September 2019 17: 23
      +2
      This is a mattress. wink Moreover, to the detriment of other systems in the car. hi
  11. Desdecado
    Desdecado 1 September 2019 14: 54
    -1
    This gold may turn out to be like Putin’s rating .. They say a lot about it, but no one has seen it.
  12. Desdecado
    Desdecado 1 September 2019 15: 06
    +3
    The country, its bowels and enterprises belong to a handful of thieves led by a guarantor, as well as zvr. This gold will disappear in the event of a mess in one night, as well as the Soviet ...
    1. Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat 1 September 2019 15: 27
      +1
      And where are all these gold reserves? Has anyone ever seen them? Where are they really located and who, in fact, can dispose of them? wink
  13. Xnumx vis
    Xnumx vis 1 September 2019 15: 17
    -11
    Quote: Desdecado
    The country, its bowels and enterprises belong to a handful of thieves led by a guarantor, as well as zvr. This gold will disappear in the event of a mess in one night, as well as the Soviet ...
    You need to answer for the words! What Putin stole from you, answer. The sons of the sissy are used to rushing words ... And as they fall, they cry and repent, crawl in the mud near their feet .. Sons .. fatty .. snotty
    1. Fan-fan
      Fan-fan 1 September 2019 15: 37
      +6
      What Putin stole from you, answer.

      Pensions stole.
      1. Monster_Fat
        Monster_Fat 1 September 2019 15: 48
        +1
        Russia is a "rich" country, the people are fattening on abundance and high salaries ... and therefore, they can accumulate "extra" money in foreign accounts as much as they like: http://www.rosbalt.ru/like/2018/11 /29/1749920.html
        https://mayday.rocks/vstali-s-kolen-vtorye-za-keniej-pervye-za-ruandoj/ winked
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 1 September 2019 16: 20
          +3
          Quote: Monster_Fat
          Russia is a "rich" country, people are fattening on abundance and high wages

          People do not "fatten" from high salaries. And Russia is a country where:
      2. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 1 September 2019 17: 24
        +3
        Quote: Fan-Fan
        Pensions stole.

        And he promised that he would not steal, and he would not allow others. laughing
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 1 September 2019 21: 11
          +1
          Quote: Ingvar 72
          Quote: Fan-Fan
          Pensions stole.

          And he promised that he would not steal, and he would not allow others. laughing

          Not only that, a thief, but also a liar ..
    2. AU Ivanov.
      AU Ivanov. 1 September 2019 15: 46
      -12
      There is such a thing: rogue
      The rogue is not the one who is poor at all, but the one who dwells daily in the "rogue" state of mind - a state of limited opportunities and destructive beliefs. This is the modern meaning of the word.

      A distinctive feature of the rogue is always and everywhere to look for problems (and the guilty ones). He lays responsibility for his problems and failures on the country, the government, the people around him, the family, the current situation, but never on himself.
      The hallmarks of the rogue
      The rogue never learns from his mistakes.
      The rogue always seeks excuses for its inaction
      Typical rogue beliefs
      If a pretty girl drives an expensive car, then this is a gift from her lover.
      If an entrepreneur makes a decent living and lives a bright and interesting life, then he simply stole.
      If someone succeeded, it was luck and a fortunate combination of circumstances - they say he was lucky, he already had money / connections / rich parents.
      In short, a rogue is one that has never been completed, it is an envious person who relies on a good uncle, but he himself does not want to change anything.
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 1 September 2019 16: 16
        +1
        Quote: AS Ivanov.
        If a pretty girl drives an expensive car, then this is a gift from her lover.

        Not ... Well, how can you? Thoughts at the sight of a woman in "LEXUS" are 99% of the thoughts:

        Quote: AS Ivanov.
        In short, a rogue is one that has never been completed, it is an envious person who relies on a good uncle, but he himself does not want to change anything.

        I understood you... laughing It is in the RF IC that "rogues" work, who envy every Khoroshavin, Belykh, Arashukov, and from surnames such as: Zakharchenko and Cherkalin they just "shake" ...
        1. AU Ivanov.
          AU Ivanov. 1 September 2019 16: 28
          +1
          And who is there to envy? Zakharchenko with Cherkalin? The dead are not envied. It’s clear that this is not their money - such amounts are not for the regiments of rank. But for the fact that they "loved" the money of serious people, they will be in demand. Serious demand. One cannot hide from him either in the zone or in Antarctica - this will not be forgiven. God forbid to envy them.
          1. Monster_Fat
            Monster_Fat 1 September 2019 16: 44
            -1
            Come on, what kind of "demand"? They will cheat, and let go. ...
            https://mayday.rocks/chej-tuflya/
            And Russia is not only a "rich" country, but also a kind-..... full of money, nowhere to go, and money, what? so nonsense, the main thing is good relations .... https: //mayday.rocks/patriot-violoncheli/ yes
            1. AU Ivanov.
              AU Ivanov. 1 September 2019 17: 08
              +2
              What are they doing with the holders of the common fund that have lost this common fund, and for whatever reason? This is the case if they were sitting on a common house. And if they were cashiers, which is the fastest, then the result, I'm afraid, will be the same. Such amounts do not forgive. So that UDO will just shorten their life
              1. sabakina
                sabakina 1 September 2019 19: 30
                -1
                Quote: AU Ivanov.
                What are they doing with the holders of the common fund that have lost this common fund, and for whatever reason?
                Get to the camp. Pioneer.
      2. depressant
        depressant 1 September 2019 17: 15
        0
        Ivanov, you, as always, are amazingly logical! And, being completely delighted with your logic, I ask, no, I beg, please, please, a definition for the person whom I will describe, and it will be placed in my dictionary.
        For example, how would you define a person who does not have enough stars from the sky - well, nature did not give him sufficient quick wits, strength of character, briskness, arrogance, self-confidence, but he is decent, honest, works every day, drinking a little only on Fridays with friends, while conscientiously fulfilling his work duties for an insignificant salary of 12 - 15 thousand rubles a month, but he is holding on to work, as he simply cannot find another in his area. And if she is, then the salary is even less than the one that he receives. And therefore, at his workplace - a kokurs, and not only from his own, but also from visitors. To go somewhere where it’s better, because there is no extra money, they do not accumulate for the trip. And you’ll have to sell your odnushka for money, which you can’t even buy a room for in a promising area and ruin. And money in unfamiliar areas tend to disappear with great speed and no one knows where. He understands all this. And yes, it happens that he looks with envy at a former school friend, like him, who does not shine with outstanding abilities, but whom his parents with connections have attached as a senior manager, and now he skates like butter and cheese. And he looks at his other classmate, but already without envy, but with understanding, since nature has generously endowed that he has not yet given himself - self-confidence, perseverance, quick mind, strength of character, ability, where necessary, to give up and principles and morality, and therefore a classmate - a successful entrepreneur, rich by local standards, lives an interesting and diverse life, happy. And our hero understands his classmate, a girl with a cute face (not Angelina Jolie!) From a poor, incomplete family, who, having become the lover of the aforementioned successful (he chose to marry a ugly girl from a good, rich family), now rolls on the car he donated to him. ..
        And so, having gathered once on Friday with friends, this guy complains about the employer - he pays a little! Well, not enough for a living, even crack! I paid the utility bill, and only to eat, but here - for beer. And after all, new clothes are needed! I would find a second job, so it is not.
        And a month later it turns out that the employer went bankrupt and faded abroad, owing the guy a salary.
        And then he began to look with longing and envy at his lucky classmates.
        Identify this person, Ivanov!
        1. AU Ivanov.
          AU Ivanov. 1 September 2019 17: 25
          0
          Who is to blame? Only myself. It’s easiest to attribute all your failures to outside and otherworldly forces. Man is a blacksmith of his own happiness. Remember the tale of two frogs in a jug of milk?
          1. depressant
            depressant 1 September 2019 18: 02
            0
            Yes, Ivanov, the impression is that life is not known to you. You have no idea that in other circumstances, for example, in the USSR, this guy would marry a modest girl, have children and retire with honor, benefiting the country with his labor. And now he is unemployed and desperate. Then the darkness of vegetation awaits him. Because the era requires smart and strong, cunning, and he is not like that - it was not for nothing that I drew your attention to the fact that he has modest abilities! But at the same time he is honest and decent. So, in your opinion, he needs to stop being one. It turns out that you are calling to learn to impersonate, to lie, to dodge, and at the same time meekly endure humiliation ... Not everyone is given. Most are not given. And these people, it turns out, are losers.
            So, keep in mind. Is it at their expense - these modest people - that the government is hiding the gold reserves, savings under secret articles and the National Welfare Fund, from which the oligarchs pay lost profits - have you heard of such a phenomenon? Due to these many millions of quiet people, without creating decent jobs for them and confidence in the future. These are such, quiet, modest, honest people who died in the Second World War on the battlefields, defending their homeland. And now these are not needed. That's what you said.
            1. AU Ivanov.
              AU Ivanov. 1 September 2019 18: 08
              0
              I just know such a life. In the 90s he spun as he could so that the family would not go hungry - three children in their arms. And all the failures are mine, my own: I could achieve more. It’s my fault that he didn’t.
              1. depressant
                depressant 1 September 2019 19: 28
                0
                So I was spinning in the 90s! To give a roof over his head to his family, deprived of the Motherland, everything. And this is being a high-class engineer, and by the mindset - a mathematician. And this twisting was so contrary to my human nature that I fell into a deep depression, from which I still cannot get out - look at my nickname! But I could only spin because my natural mind was enough for it. This is not given to everyone! This is the genotype! You can't argue against nature, but you propose to turn around for people whom nature has not adapted to this. Who can only be diligent executors of someone else's will. And it is good if this will is conscientious. And if not? What we have at the moment. From an ordinary shopkeeper to the head of state. It turns out, "quiet" - the dung of history? Sorry, I never agree. They are wealth producers who are obligated by the government to provide good jobs, providing most favored nation treatment to businesses through cheap loans and drastic containment of parasites trying to suck in. I am perfectly aware that the state has historically always been on the side of the ruling class. In our case, this is the bourgeoisie. But the power in the Russian Federation is exclusively on the side of itself through feeding the structures that support it, and not on the side of any class. And even more so - not on the side of hard workers.
                Nicholas II was the richest landowner in Russia, but what happened to him? In the context of the article, it turns out that Putin, knowing this experience, is preparing for himself some kind of ultra-reliable withdrawal, not caring for the population at all. And especially in the context of the video.
                And ordinary people worry me. I live among them.
                1. NN52
                  NN52 1 September 2019 20: 28
                  -3
                  Can you clarify how you were spinning in the 90s? And you "lost" your homeland? Somewhere in the "republics"?
                  And another question, how old are you?
                  There is a lot of text from you, but there is no sense in it ... Unlike AS Ivanov.
            2. Alien From
              Alien From 1 September 2019 20: 03
              0
              "because the era requires smart and strong, cunning, but he is not like that" you yourself answered your own question!
              1. Reptiloid
                Reptiloid 3 September 2019 05: 51
                +1
                I'm interested in the texts of Soviet songs, because the content is different, now there are no such texts. According to Soviet songs, it turns out ----- they were praised and proud of various professions. There were songs about friendship, about different groups of people "together".
                It turns out that the Soviet people saved the country, survived, won, restored the economy TOGETHER. And it worked out. !!!!!! TOGETHER ----- the strong supported those who are weaker, led along.
                In the 90s, everyone was forced to survive alone. Here is what happened.
                Quote: Alien From
                "because the era requires smart and strong, cunning, but he is not like that" you yourself answered your own question!

                But did all smart and strong survive? Reached something? Not all ...... To the mind and tricks there is still much to add ...
          2. sabakina
            sabakina 1 September 2019 19: 32
            +1
            Quote: AU Ivanov.
            Remember the tale of two frogs in a jug of milk?
            Personally, I only remember about the frog princess. Sorry, damned Soviet childhood ...
            1. AU Ivanov.
              AU Ivanov. 1 September 2019 21: 23
              -3
              And there is a fairy tale about Emelya. You don’t even have to get up from the oven there.
          3. Reptiloid
            Reptiloid 2 September 2019 10: 39
            +1
            That's right, about two frogs! Oh! Oh! Oh! Only here, for example, one frog, for example, was beaten by the legs, and the other was not fed, for about 2 weeks.
            Quote: AU Ivanov.
            Who is to blame? Only myself. It’s easiest to attribute all your failures to outside and otherworldly forces. Man is a blacksmith of his own happiness. Remember the tale of two frogs in a jug of milk?
            Of course, the person himself is to blame for everything, namely, that he lived in a village or a small city, where it is more difficult for an ordinary person to unwind than in a millionaire. Of course, it’s his own fault that his ancestors did not bear the surname Chubais or Gaidar.
            I hope sarcasm is clear? My relatives tried to adapt and spin, there are more opportunities in the big city. But there are disadvantages to this promotion.
        2. Collective farm
          Collective farm 1 September 2019 19: 09
          +1
          Let him go to agriculture with a minimum salary of 30000 rubles a month, a social package full plus bonuses in kind for his subsidiary plots for free plus the possibility of obtaining office housing, but you all want to live and whine in the cities as bad, I completely agree with Ivanov!
        3. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 2 September 2019 10: 43
          +1
          Lyudmila, love Thanks to your comments, I’ll understand something important about that and the current life. Till.
      3. naidas
        naidas 1 September 2019 19: 13
        +2
        Quote: AS Ivanov.
        "Rogue" state of mind

        So with a pension extended for 5 years and payments for these 5 years not received:
        -A distinctive feature of the rogue is always and in everything to look for problems (and the guilty ones) .- For you there are no problems and the guilty ones too.
        -Nischebrod never learns from his mistakes-tell me how to learn what they promise you not to raise the retirement period and raise. I can’t predict the taxes and requisitions of the future.
        "The rogue is always looking for excuses for its inaction — and what two jobs are inaction? I won’t pull a third.”
        Quote: AS Ivanov.
        Typical rogue beliefs

        -If a pretty girl drives an expensive car, of course she earned at 25 years old (and younger), she is smart and hard-working. Mara Baghdasaryan for example.
        -If an entrepreneur makes a decent living, well, from the amount earned, I’m guessing from 1 million a month you need the friendship of a good person. And in general, we have finished with theft (this is a trifle left), though there are inappropriate expenses.
        If someone succeeds, well, that's for Medvedev and his friends.

        Quote: AS Ivanov.
        but he doesn’t want to change anything in life

        And why should I change the way for an under-pensioner, they are not driven off work, and that’s good. And after 10 years, there’s no need to change anything, even if I sleep.
      4. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 1 September 2019 21: 19
        0
        Quote: AS Ivanov.
        In short, a rogue is one that has never been completed, it is an envious person who relies on a good uncle, but he himself does not want to change anything.

        There are such rogues .. a lot ... For example, I have a friend .. A tap has flowed. My wife sawed for two weeks .. He called me for advice .. Now, if he calls the dignity. the technique will take a lot of money. If he tries to change That himself - I list .. The crane will probably be bad, flood the neighbors, you have to go to the dignity store. equipment, and this is a problem .., you have to turn off the water, and this means that the switching tap may break down .. So you have to go down to the basement and shut off the water, you have to look for the key to the basement, the house will be left without water, and that's the problem ... And why should such a bunch of problems .. It’s better to take a bubble and think it over again, as it should .. And in general, why should he change the tap with a person with three higher educations. wassat And of course, all thieves are all around and are guilty .. And at the request of his wife I had to change his unfortunate tap .. And such "smart people" who are afraid to take out a bucket of garbage are dark !! .. Because .. And then turn on your imagination yourself hi
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 2 September 2019 10: 56
          +2
          Some kind of fantasy about this rogue, your friend. Everything changes everything, nobody wants to compensate neighbors in case of flooding
          Quote: 30 vis
          ... And such "smart guys" who are afraid to take out a bucket of garbage are dark !! .. Because .. And then turn on your imagination yourself hi
          1. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis 2 September 2019 16: 37
            0
            Funny ..? But in fact, my acquaintance, an absolutely real person .. A former naval officer .. Political worker .. He will find a thousand and one excuses for whatever to do .. Of course he’s a rogue and terribly envious ..
            1. Reptiloid
              Reptiloid 2 September 2019 17: 40
              0
              Nothing to do? Are you talking But who does not dream, just still have to either yourself or hire. And your friend, probably, has such a ritual before shifting his troubles to you, and maybe his age helps? Well, he can’t just turn, do you need a performance?
              1. Xnumx vis
                Xnumx vis 2 September 2019 20: 39
                0
                Quote: Reptiloid
                Nothing to do? Are you talking But who does not dream, just still have to either yourself or hire. And your friend, probably, has such a ritual before shifting his troubles to you, and maybe his age helps? Well, he can’t just turn, do you need a performance?

                He’s used to shifting troubles to his subordinates, and now to his wife ... The usual lazy lazy guy .. He lives by old memories, successes .. Scolds everything new and hates the current life ..
                1. Reptiloid
                  Reptiloid 3 September 2019 05: 38
                  +1
                  When the USSR collapsed --- my grandmother was 65 years old. Gradually, she began to grow constant hysteria and anger. For several years she made accusations at home .....
                  But at the same time, she worked almost until her death with entrepreneurs, in such positions that she did not previously have, although before the destruction she was a freed party worker at the enterprise.
    3. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 1 September 2019 16: 38
      +2
      Quote: 30 vis
      You need to answer for the words! What Putin stole from you, answer.

      Lies and does not blush (3:55):

      With regard to low infant mortality in Russia in 2017, then:
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 1 September 2019 21: 17
        0
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Lies and does not blush (3:55):

        So long known fact that he has no conscience .. and deceive, and all over the country, like two fingers on the asphalt ...
    4. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 2 September 2019 06: 41
      0
      Quote: 30 vis
      Sons .. fatty .. snotty

      Ek, laughing son pulled minus ... laughing Well, that fat ones, I struck, your fat, I still got you!? tongue
  14. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 1 September 2019 16: 08
    +6
    Are record gold and foreign exchange reserves useful for the country?

    You can send gold to our Central Bank by cars, and we will live in shit: with annual inflation of 4-6%, consumer loans from 10 to 24,9% and economic growth of 0,6-1,5% ...
    It seems that the Central Bank is working for enemies - not for nothing that the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation is praised abroad ...
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 1 September 2019 21: 18
      +1
      Quote: ROSS 42
      It seems that the Central Bank is working for enemies - not for nothing that the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation is praised abroad ..

      Not only praise, but also awarded medals with certificates ..
  15. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 1 September 2019 16: 48
    0
    In order to give a true assessment to the experts, you need to carefully understand the matters that the kittens give, but this is not felt when reading the article.
  16. rocket757
    rocket757 1 September 2019 16: 58
    +7
    The most reliable "gold" at all times is a strong economy, with a significant margin of self-sufficiency and the well-being of the people !!! Who knows what he needs to fight for, if that!
    The reserves that will be spent on the need / salvation of the well-fed and the rich are nothing that means little to everyone else!
    Pillow, interlayer, just for whom and for what?
    The government has already shown about whom it will take care in full, and to whom it will sweep away the crumbs from the master's table.
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 1 September 2019 17: 33
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      The most reliable "gold" of all time is a strong economy,

      It’s Victor, but we don’t even have tendencies for its improvement!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 2 September 2019 07: 31
        +1
        Quote: Ingvar 72
        we even have no tendencies for its improvement!

        Not everything is so obvious, and moreover, there are a lot of "noodles" hanging!
        After all, it’s not so .... like somewhere where it’s not as good as ours!
        "Iron logic", on that and suggest .... wipe off!
        Igor soldier
  17. DPN
    DPN 1 September 2019 17: 32
    +1
    They are still looking for ILLUSOR gold of the CPSU, so they will soon be looking for THIS gold too, it can’t lie quietly, there is a process of shaking and shrinking, and nobody has canceled it yet.
    1. depressant
      depressant 1 September 2019 18: 31
      -1
      Yeah! When they came to Colonel Zakharchenko, they found one amount of money from him, and that amount landed in the Central Bank and turned out to be less. Settled down and dried up! Long thought supposedly how is it?
  18. APASUS
    APASUS 1 September 2019 18: 07
    0
    No way these reserves do not help us! Because our currency is tied to anything, but not to these reserves, it’s enough for Trump to sneeze and we’ll immediately have a collapse in the market, and there are lobbyists, speculators, and gamblers like Soros ........ .......................
    1. DPN
      DPN 1 September 2019 19: 57
      -1
      Yes, of course, Soros is to blame for everything when his HEAD does not work.
  19. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 1 September 2019 18: 13
    +1
    One of those who did not see anything positive in the growth of Russian reserves is Oleg Komolov, who expressed his opinion in the program "Prime Numbers".

    So star-strikers do not like that Russia is increasing its gold reserves, and not their dollar reserves! No doubt they will appreciate opinion of our expert. The number of our leaders is growing, as are the star-strikers, IMFs, World Banks, that Russia is keen to follow their instructions, recommendations, etc. This is good!
    1. naidas
      naidas 1 September 2019 19: 15
      0
      Quote: Goldmitro
      This is good!

      But not for everyone.
  20. Errr
    Errr 1 September 2019 18: 59
    0
    I read, looked and wanted to smile. smile
  21. iouris
    iouris 8 September 2019 01: 47
    0
    Which country is useful?
  22. Nikolai
    Nikolai 13 October 2019 19: 07
    0
    Why Russia gold reserves?
    Answer 2.
    1st: on the eve of the next global crisis (either economic or energy) that the Bolsheviks have been talking about for so long, we need reserves of stable currencies, guaranteed debt and gold.
    2nd: to switch to international currencies in international payments and abandon the USD (the trend is evident), we need a massive gold reserves as a guarantee of the ruble.
    Something like that.