Russia Adds 500,000 Ounces of Gold To Its Reserves In June

Russia adds 500,000 Ounces of Gold to its Reserves in June 2014

As Tensions in Ukraine Increase, So Do Russia’s Gold Reserves.

With Tensions Rising in Ukraine, Russia Continues to Add to its Gold Reserves

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Russia adds another 500,000 oz. of gold to its reserves in June after adding 300,000 ounces in May.

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We have been following the flow of gold from west to east since last year and noted the trend continues into this year. Russia, along with China has been part of this trend.

Earlier this week, the United States placed a fresh round of sanctions on Russia. Last month we noted that Russia was responding to sanctions with three initiatives designed to minimize their impact by:

1. reducing its U.S. Treasury Reserve holdings;

2. conducting more non dollar trade. To that effect Russia is working on a non dollar oil deal with Iran and has signed a long term gas deal with China; and

3. boosting its gold reserves.

Russia is at the center of an accelerating “de-dollarization” campaign as part of the BRICS alliance.

Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that United States sanctions would backfire.

It seem as the tensions rise in Ukraine, so do Russia’s gold purchases.

Russian Gold Reserves 2014 (through June 2014)

Russia boosts its gold reserves another 500,000 ounces in June

Russia Continues To Add To Its Gold Reserves

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Further Reading:

Russian Gold Reserves (monthly archive)

The Smaulgld Gold Buying Guide

The West Sells Paper Gold While the East Buys Physical Gold

Gold Continues to Move From West to East

Gold Reserves By Country – Top 20

Top Foreign Holders of U.S. Treasuries

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Gold and Silver Price Manipulation – Suspected

China Hoardes its Gold Production and Ramps up its Imports

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