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Ban on Russian gold exports could lead to disclosure of the absence of US gold reserves

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Western countries continue to think about what other sanctions against Russia to impose in order to "deal a crushing blow to Putin's economy." Thought and thought, and finally came up with - to ban Russia from supplying gold to world markets. Again, traditionally, with numerous reservations, exceptions and other things. Sanctions are in place.


However, now the same West is once again facing a problem. After all, taking into account the fact that Russia was one of the leaders in the supply of this precious metal to the world market, a situation may arise in the near future in which there will be a shortage of gold on the market. Accordingly, the prices for this metal will begin to grow rapidly, as has already happened with oil, gas, and a number of non-precious metals.

Today, according to IMF statistics, Russia has the 5th largest gold reserve in the world. This is about 2,3 thousand tons or 22,5% of the world reserve. The largest reserves are in the USA and Germany: 8,1 thousand tons and 3,3 thousand tons, respectively. But the whole problem for the world market is that the US gold reserves have been confirmed for decades only by “paper” statistics, and Berlin does not have a significant percentage of Germany’s gold reserves, since this significant percentage is in the United States. Washington, in turn, “for a good reason” does not fully return its gold reserves to Berlin and does not even let them make sure that it really remains in storage.

As a result, a ban on the sale of Russian gold on the world market may lead to the fact that the truth about the physical absence of US gold reserves will surface - at least in the volumes indicated by the US itself.

The reasoning of Mikhail Leontiev in the program "However" on Channel One on the topic of Russian gold:

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  1. BedMax
    BedMax 24 July 2022 15: 51
    +1
    Paying for the collapse of the euro?
  2. Mitia68
    Mitia68 24 July 2022 16: 01
    -28
    But the whole problem for the world market is that the US gold reserves have been confirmed for decades only by “paper” statistics.


    That's right!
    The author, and also please tell me, what confirms the presence of a gold reserve in Russia?
    Honestly Nabiullina?
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 24 July 2022 16: 08
      +5
      So she is not a gentleman and not a lady, whatever ... you can trust her word!
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 24 July 2022 16: 34
      +2
      Quote from Mitia68
      The author, and also please tell me, what confirms the presence of a gold reserve in Russia?
      Honestly Nabiullina?

      Exactly!
      And let them prove that genuine jewels are exhibited in the Diamond Fund!
    3. Petr7
      Petr7 24 July 2022 19: 57
      +3
      no, gold quarries or whatever it is called .. In the USA it was during the Gold Rush and dried up, but not in Russia
      1. Mitia68
        Mitia68 25 July 2022 02: 20
        -7
        no, gold quarries or whatever it is called ..


        Are you talking about gold mines?
        So I asked not about gold mining, but about the gold reserves stored in the Central Bank.
        And production and stock are not necessarily related.
        Over there, Australia produces even more gold per year than we do (330 tons against 300 tons in 2021), but at the same time it sells almost everything at once, their gold reserve is only 79 tons!
      2. Mwg
        Mwg 25 July 2022 05: 31
        0
        Burned out. What's sunk? Issyak))))))))))))
    4. Ponchik78
      Ponchik78 25 July 2022 17: 57
      +1
      Suddenly, photo / video shooting. Americans except for the honest-honest ;-"We have it!" no more information is provided at all.
    5. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 25 July 2022 21: 28
      +2
      what confirms the presence of gold reserves in Russia?
      The fact that the dollar is 60 rubles, not 600.
      1. sat2004
        sat2004 26 July 2022 09: 06
        -3
        It is necessary to confirm with facts, information, calculations, but anything can be asserted, and why not 600 kopecks?
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 24 July 2022 16: 06
    +1
    Ban on Russian gold exports could lead to disclosure of the absence of US gold reserves
    . Come on, the Saxons rule there brazenly, and they are well-known, experienced schemers. They will stir up, again, whatever filth or entertainment, and all interest will again go to the side.
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 24 July 2022 16: 14
      +1
      And where did the American and "significant percentage" of German gold go?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 24 July 2022 16: 23
        0
        Who said that it went somewhere?
        I'm not in the subject, and therefore do not claim whether it is or not.
        Regarding the fact that some kind of storm will begin, checks, revelations, and so on ... all this is a dubious statement. Like this.
        The main thing ... is this something we should be worried about ???
        1. your1970
          your1970 24 July 2022 23: 17
          +3
          Quote: rocket757
          Who said that it went somewhere?
          I'm not in the subject, and therefore do not claim whether it is or not.

          The Germans are very worried about their own - the United States has repeatedly denied them the opportunity to at least look at it. About the inventory - the FRG does not even stutter.
          In the world, several bars of German gold surfaced in third countries - which is nonsense without the will of Germany
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 25 July 2022 08: 00
            0
            Rumors were, are and will always be .... and on more trifling topics I came up with a lot, but about gold, that's normal, it's supposed to be!
            1. your1970
              your1970 25 July 2022 08: 56
              +3
              Quote: rocket757
              Rumors were, are and will always be

              Well, actually, refusals to admit auditors are NOT rumors...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 25 July 2022 09: 46
                0
                Come on, there are "working moments" that can be arranged in different ways, from any side!
                Suddenly, the documents of those auditors are not in order, there are some other inconsistencies, and simply, the style is not the same ... they told / explained to us, is it really, for what reasons they are not allowed?
                And the rumors .... when they say that there, in Fort Knox, there are lead ingots covered with gold leaf ... it's cool !!! BUT, it's impossible to check that. wink
                I clarify ... I'm not for, I'm not against, I DON'T KNOW!
                1. your1970
                  your1970 25 July 2022 12: 30
                  +1
                  Quote: rocket757
                  Suddenly, the documents of those auditors are not in order, there are some other inconsistencies, and simply, the style is not the same ... they told / explained to us, is it really, for what reasons they are not allowed?

                  Any document/style can be corrected/brought in line with US requirements.
                  However, the US refused to audit German gold, regardless of the circumstances - "I don't want to!!" and all...
  4. Sasha1979
    Sasha1979 24 July 2022 16: 16
    +4
    If gold prices rise, then Russia will only benefit. The United States will again (flog) themselves.
  5. Dilettante grandfather
    Dilettante grandfather 24 July 2022 17: 40
    +3
    The Americans still refused de Gaulle to return the gold reserves of France after the 2nd World War. And really no one is allowed to inspect. I think they really don't have enough gold in Fort Knox.
  6. Sergey Konovalov_2
    Sergey Konovalov_2 24 July 2022 19: 13
    +3
    Leontiev is a talking bird. About six years ago, telling how not today, tomorrow the dollar will collapse, as soon as the rate reaches 1,6 dollars per euro - the end of the dollar! Forecasts in our life is the last thing.
    1. Ponchik78
      Ponchik78 25 July 2022 18: 01
      +1
      Well, it wasn’t Leontiev who came up with it))) Talking that not everything is in order with the US gold reserves has been going on for a long time.
      1. olimpiada15
        olimpiada15 25 July 2022 20: 18
        +1
        About the safety of gold in the US. The United States has pulled the whole world on the dollar, how many countries have been robbed, and does anyone have an idea that gold is safe? It's just out of the question.
        1. sat2004
          sat2004 26 July 2022 09: 09
          0
          Hide less $ and € under your pillow, the economy of America and Europe will fall apart faster.
  7. Sedoy
    Sedoy 24 July 2022 19: 13
    +6
    to the disclosure of the fact of the absence of US gold reserves

    and that, someone still doubts ... :)
    it seems there was already a "disclosure" when the Chinese bought gold from them, and there the ingots turned out to be a "doll" ...
    “In October 2009, the US Treasury sent a shipment of gold to China, 5600 bars of 400 ounces each. Whether the Chinese government suspected something bad, or found out for sure, but for the first time in history, experts were instructed to check the purity and weight of gold bars. And immediately a scandal erupted - the bars turned out to be counterfeit. They were made of tungsten coated with the thinnest amalgam of real gold. The registration numbers of the batch of bars indicated that the counterfeits came from the banks of the Federal Reserve System during the days when Bill Clinton was US President. then, for some reason, by order of the Fed bankers, about one and a half million tungsten tiles weighing 400 ounces were made. Later, 640 thousand "bars" from this batch went to Fort Knox. And the rest, as the Chinese found out, the Yankees sold on the international gold market. The damage from the so-called Clinton scam was estimated by experts at $600 billion.
    1. Mwg
      Mwg 25 July 2022 05: 29
      +1
      +++. Practically, word for word I support
  8. Romario_Argo
    Romario_Argo 24 July 2022 19: 40
    +3
    Russia has the 5th largest gold reserve in the world. This is about 2,3 thousand.

    not quite so, in 2021 the Central Bank of the Russian Federation did not buy gold, but production was in the amount of 230 tons
    23 tons sold to England
    but 210 tons went to the National Wealth Fund - replacing dollars
    in 2022, the Central Bank also does not announce an increase in the gold reserve
    I think RBC will announce an increase in gold in the NWF by at least 160 tons in September
    need to replace 40% euro
    well, by the end of the year another 60 tons
    2300 + 210 + 160 + 80 = 2750 tons January 2023
    production is on and growing already up to 250 tons per year - they simply do not regulate what and where
    https://www.rbc.ru/economics/03/06/2021/60b901f79a79473cf543a1cd
  9. iouris
    iouris 24 July 2022 21: 16
    +1
    There is no grain in Ukraine and no gold reserves in the USA. Tilk dollars.
  10. andrey kuznetsov_3
    andrey kuznetsov_3 24 July 2022 22: 49
    +5
    The states have long squandered gold to their worldowner corporations and the incident with the Chinese during the transfer of gold, when three ingots from 92x turned out to be colored lead, proves this.
    1. Mwg
      Mwg 25 July 2022 05: 26
      +4
      Only not lead, but tungsten. And so + comment)))
      1. YarSer88
        YarSer88 27 July 2022 09: 27
        +1
        But how many light bulbs can you put on wassat
  11. Mikhail Drabkin
    Mikhail Drabkin 24 July 2022 23: 02
    +3
    —- Let me remind you that “June 22, 2022: The State Duma in the first reading approved the law on classifying information about the size of the gold reserve and state foreign exchange reserves of Russia as state secrets ...”
    —-“…In early February, the volume of monetary gold reserves of countries was 73,9 million ounces (about 2,3 thousand tons), but since then the Central Bank has not published updated data…”
  12. Mwg
    Mwg 25 July 2022 05: 25
    +2
    The Fed is a private shop. Accordingly, it is painful for the owners of the shop to see how something ownerless is gathering dust there. And the managers are their own ... Accordingly, everything has already been written off and unsubscribed, the gold is in personal vaults, the managers (well, who signed the papers) changed their identities and ran away, there is zilch in the vaults (well, at best, gold-plated tungsten)
  13. olimpiada15
    olimpiada15 25 July 2022 13: 53
    0
    The actions of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation cause negative emotions. Starting with the fact that the Central Bank does not fulfill its main function under the Constitution: it does not ensure the stability of the ruble. And gold could solve the longstanding problem of returning Soviet deposits. In the USSR, the rubles had an inscription on the provision of gold in grams. It would be fair to convert Soviet deposits into gold, and the owners of Soviet deposits will receive in rubles at the price at the time of withdrawal. All you need to do is buy the required amount of gold. Now is the time, as $ and € are now toxic currencies.
  14. EXPrompt
    EXPrompt 25 July 2022 15: 28
    0
    Something difficult .. What is the hypothetical relationship between the lack of gold in Fort Knox and trade in the Russian Federation?
    The connection is not clear to me.
    Whether there is gold in FN or not, they don’t trade real gold, they only trade paper.
    1. Ponchik78
      Ponchik78 25 July 2022 18: 06
      0
      From the fact that Russian gold will be banned for sale, the need for it will not decrease. And it will need to be taken somewhere. In volumes commensurate with the prohibited Russian ones. Not tomorrow, when they get it, but here and now.
    2. YarSer88
      YarSer88 27 July 2022 09: 29
      0
      The ruble is backed by the dollar and the euro, the euro is backed by gold and the dollar, the dollar is backed by the word of honor from the United States. If the word of honor of the United States depreciates, everything else will depreciate further down the chain hi
      1. EXPrompt
        EXPrompt 27 July 2022 13: 37
        0
        A very long time ago, in the XNUMXs .... One of the bankers I knew behind a decanter said that there was an opinion that the ruble was an oil ruble ... For which I laughed at him and said that the Central Bank had the dollar and the Euro in its reserves, and the ruble was secured by this, and printed for this, and not for some kind of oil ...
        And now, in 2022, when oil and gas will sell grain only for rubles... Now the ruble will become an oil ruble.
        1. YarSer88
          YarSer88 27 July 2022 13: 48
          0
          hi Yes, times are changing, maybe there will be an oil ruble.
  15. isv000
    isv000 25 July 2022 17: 42
    0
    Does Pan Ataman have a lot of gold reserves?! And the king is naked!
  16. Plate
    Plate 25 July 2022 18: 56
    0
    And how can you be so sure that this gold is not there? I agree: given the reluctance of the States to demonstrate it to someone, the probability is high, but it doesn’t prove or disprove anything ironically.
  17. AdAstra
    AdAstra 26 July 2022 10: 21
    -1
    You might think the United States is very concerned about this issue.
  18. APASUS
    APASUS 29 July 2022 15: 08
    0
    But the whole problem for the world market is that the US gold reserves have been confirmed for decades only by “paper” statistics.

    There are no statistics. There are just statements from the authorities and exchange statements, but no one has seen real gold............. The last official revision of the gold reserve lasted 18 years, in my opinion, and the results were not published.
  19. Dactorcat
    Dactorcat 5 August 2022 21: 27
    0
    You need to have at least some respect for mathematics:
    > Russia has the 5th largest gold reserves in the world. This is about 2,3 thousand tons or 22,5% of the world reserve
    It turns out that 1% of world reserves = 102,2 tons. And Russia, the US and Germany together own 134% of the world's gold reserves. And taking into account France, Italy, Switzerland, China and others, the world's gold reserves are more than 200% of the world's gold reserves.
    1. iouris
      iouris 6 August 2022 18: 48
      0
      Well, you do! Mathematics is not respected today - iPhones are respected.
      Who knows today what percentages and decimal fractions are. And you can’t even remember about simple fractions - this is some kind of p ....... c!
      The announcers of all channels without exception (educating our youth) read the numerals like this:
      9,5 - "nine and five" (i.e. fourteen)
      9 hours 05 minutes - "nine zero five" (i.e. 905).
      And they work! And even in good standing. And in Soviet times, their resumes would not even be considered.
  20. Michael
    Michael 7 August 2022 01: 50
    0
    Rubles, dollars, yuan and lira with tugriks, as well as gold with diamonds, are an ephemeral fiction. Only human mind and labor have value, and a little bit more irreplaceable resources. Although with labor and reason any resource can be replenished or replaced. And they stopped even drawing money on paper, zeros in computers))). And for zero, people give their work and life.