Category Archives: putin

Greece May Sign Russia Gas Deal As Soon As Today

It appears that Herr Schaeuble will be left in the cold as following comments from the Greek energy minister that a deal is coming “soon,”  it is being reported that: *RUSSIA MAY SIGN GAS LINK ACCORD W/ GREECE TODAY: ROSSIYA 24 According to Gazprom’s CEO comments on Greek TV, following his meeting with Greek PM Read More

Putin: More Members To Join BRICS Bank

BRICS are coordinating their policies on key international issues ever more closely, and are playing an active part in shaping a multi-polar world order and developing modern models for the world’s financial and trading systems.  –  Putin,The BRICS Post Vladimir Putin assumed the annual Presidency of the BRICS last Wednesday and Shanghai will be the Read More

Russia joins China-led Asian Bank

Beijing’s staunch ally, Russia, on Saturday announced its decision to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the latest in the growing list of countries applying for membership, including US allies in the European Union. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, at the 2015 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia in the coastal Read More

De-Dollarization Accelerates: Russia Launches SWIFT-Alternative Linking 91 Entities

Back in 2013, The NSA was first exposed for secretly ‘monitoring’ the SWIFT payments flows. This appears to have been among the last straws for Russia (and others) as far as both NSA spying and dollar domination. Last year, following threats to remove Russia from SWIFT by the UK, (which SWIFT rapidly distanced its ‘independent-self’ Read More

Ukraine “Truce” Fails: Withdrawal Deadline Passes, Debaltseve Situation Deteriorating

UPDATE: *POROSHENKO SAYS UN MUST NOT ALLOW FULL-SCALE WAR IN EUROPE As the game of chicken between Greece and the Eurogroup hots up, it appears another – potentially far more deadly – is escalating in Ukraine as neither side is willing to follow through on the terms of the Minsk Summit peace deal – removing Read More

Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency?

February 6, 2015 Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna The “perfect-storm” of geopolitical instability, diplomatic isolation, severe currency depreciation, and economic decline now confronting Russia has profoundly damaged Moscow’s international standing, and possibly for the long-term. Yet, it is precisely such conditions that may push the country’s leadership into taking the radical step that will secure its world-player status Read More

The Market Gage December 17, 2014 – Russian Headlines Impact Precious Metals

“The Market Gage” features insights into the precious metals market from Roy Friedman. Roy has over 30 years of in-depth experience in all facets of precious metals.   Precious metals have had a volatile trading week on good volume with most of the moves prompted by headlines that have to do with Russia. As sanctions Read More

With Its Gold “Vaporized”, A Furious Ukraine Turns On Its Central Bankers

As reported two weeks ago, following a stunning announcement by the head of Ukraine’s central bank, Valeriya Gontareva, on primetime TV we learned that (virtually) all of Ukraine’s gold was gone, or – in the parlance of Jon Corzine – had “vaporized.” And as we also predicted two weeks ago, it was only a matter Read More

Grandmaster Putin’s Golden Trap – Forget Misplaced Sentiment, Position to Profit From the Financial War

By Dmitry Kalinichenko Very few people understand what Putin is doing at the moment. And almost no one understands what he will do in the future.No matter how strange it may seem, but right now, Putin is selling Russian oil and gas only for physical gold. Putin is not shouting about it all over the Read More

Putin Stockpiles Gold as Russia Prepares for Economic War – London Telegraph & World Gold Council

Russia’s central bank added to its reserves of bullion in the third quarter, according to the latest report from the World Gold Council Russia has taken advantage of lower gold prices to pack the vaults of its central bank with bullion as it prepares for the possibility of a long, drawn-out economic war with the Read More