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Is Russia Being Driven Into the Arms of China?

Is Russia Being Driven Into the Arms of China?

The “isolation of Russia” idea is one which has been receiving a lot of traction of late. Russia’s recent economic woes have sometimes been covered with barely contained glee despite the hardships that average Russians may have to endure if the rouble continues to collapse … not to mention the inevitable geo-political backlash.



Reuters image of the over 50% drop in the Rouble against the U.S. dollar

Russia has become isolated from its western neighbours on account of the putsch in Ukraine which led to the predominantly ethnically Russian Crimea seceding from Kiev through a democratic process.

European governments slavishly adhere to U.S. imposed sanctions. So from a western elite point of view, Russia is indeed isolated.

Whether antagonising Russia is damaging to Russia is a moot point. Certainly in Russia’s current straits the bankrupt west is in no position to help. European farmers are suffering from loss of export markets while Europe is still dependent on Russian natural gas.

So how “isolated” is Russia in reality?

 

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New York Times on Benefits of Gold in Currency Wars

New York Times on Benefits of Gold in Currency Wars

The New York Times published an important article this week in which the benefits of gold to nation states during a period of currency wars was highlighted. The article was noteworthy as the New York Times has rarely covered gold in a positive manner.

The article, entitled ‘The Golden Age’ is about the growing use of gold in geopolitical affairs. They drew attention to the gold repatriation movements in Europe and to the accumulation of the precious metals in vast quantities by the central banks of the East – particularly Russia and China.

The Times attempts to get into the mind-set of the central banks who are buying gold or attempting to repatriate their current stocks of the metal. It presents two major rationales for the current trend.

“Some that’ve interpreted the metal’s mini-comeback as an indication that financial Armageddon, in the guise of runaway inflation, is approaching. Others have read the recent move as a symbolic way for central banks and governments to make a show of strength in nervously uncertain economic times.”

The first point is one which we have covered here consistently. The article quotes Jim Rickards who interprets the policies of China and Russia as “they understand who fragile things are and they are getting ready for the demise of the dollar.”

 

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Russia’s Gokhran Buying Gold Bullion In 2014 and Will Buy Palladium In 2015

Gokhran, the Russian precious metals and gems repository, said it has been buying gold bullion in 2014 and will likely to start buying palladium bullion in 2015, Interfax news agency reported this morning, citing the head of Gokhran, Andrey Yurin. Receive Award Winning Updates Here

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Currency Wars Deepen – Russia, Kazakhstan Buy Very Large 30 Tons Of Gold In August

Kazakhstan now has the world’s 23rd largest holdings, just behind the Philippines which has 194.4 tonnes of gold reserves.

Currency Wars: Bye, Bye Petrodollar – Buy, Buy Gold

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Jim Willie: The Crash Heard Round the World- Saudis to Reject USD for Oil Payments

Putin kicked out the Rothschild bankers from his country.  Putin interrupted the USGovt heroin trade supply routes out of Afghanistan. Like Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, the elite banker chambers wish to remove Putin and to suppress Russia, but the sprawling nation has joined at the hip with China.  Thus Russia cannot be isolated any more than a bear can be bear hugged.  The nation spans 12 time zones and is a top supplier of numerous important commodities. The Russia & China bond is growing and will result in a marriage, the consummation being a baby called the Gold Trade Standard.
The King Dollar is being displaced, kicked off its throne.  Its squire the Petro-Dollar is undergoing demise.  The Ukraine War is the USDollar Waterloo event.
The Saudi rejection of the USD in exclusive oil payments will be the crash heard around the world.
The marriage between the Saudis and Chinese is a process well along, with each month featuring yet another high level conference. The Saudis will make the announcement in the coming weeks or months, as a genuflection before the Chinese, with a hat tip to the Russians. Soon the crude oil price will be set by the Russia-China tag team, priced in YuanWhen the Gold Trade Standard is entrenched, the diversification away from USTreasurys in the global banking system will become a torrent. Bank system practices will follow trade payment practices. When installed, it will cause prosperity in the East and havoc in the West.
The Crash Heard Round the World is coming.  The USDollar will be rejected, and replaced by the Gold Trade Standard.

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Russian people have more economic liberty than those living in USA

  • You can criticise Vladimir Putin all you want but at least he understands economics, which is more than can be said for the senior government officials in the USA and Europe today.

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Jim Willie Hyperinflation Bombshell: NATO is Dead, King Dollar Wrecked!

The Paradigm Shift has reached a higher gear.  The danger and risk levels have gone to critical levels.  The risk of economic destruction has gone into recognizable critical levels.
The Emperor’s court is showing critical internal defections.  The biggest ray of light comes from Germany, which shows important signs of refusal to permit its economic destruction in order to suit the elite plans of a grander fascist state.  The Germans have suffered hyper inflation before, and will not again.  The Germans have suffered a national calamity from an integrated fascist state, and will not again.  It is becoming excruciatingly clear that the Global Axis of Fascism is the US, UK, and its leash holder in the SouthEast Mediterranean.  The entire global system has reached the critical phase. The breakdown phase is accelerating.
 The Russian sanctions have an obvious whiplash of severe impact to the US and Europe.  The whiplash impact to the US is to expose the USDollar as a corrupted cancerous currency, for which coerced war and economic suicide are the high cost of continued support.
The USGovt is left with no more options than war, since the financial front has been lost to insolvency, market interference, bond fraud, and leveraged corruption.
A climax is fast approaching.  The USDollar is stuck in the implosion stage.  The USDollar will be rejected, the climax a Weimar implosion of the currency. 
The King Dollar has been wrecked, knocked off its throne, never to return to prestige.

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Palladium Breaks Multi-Year High Over $900; Russian SWIFT Payment Ban Proposed By UK

Russia is the world’s largest palladium producer accounting for over 40% of global production. This is mainly through Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest mining company which mines nickel, copper and palladium in the area of Norilsk in Siberia, the world’s most northerly city. Palladium is mined as a by-product of nickel and copper mining.

Diplomatic fallout from the conflict in Ukraine continues to intensify. Amid claims and counter-claims by the Russian and Ukrainian sides concerning the fighting and incursions in Eastern Ukraine, the war of words has stepped up. Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying last Friday that “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations. This is a reality, not just words.” While visiting EU leaders in Brussels at the weekend, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said “we are very close to the point of no return, which is full scale war.”

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Jim Willie: US Plans to Blame Russia for Coming Dollar Collapse!

Jim Willie joined TFMetalsReport this weekend for a special holiday podcast.   In this excellent report from the Hat Trick Letter editor, Willie discusses:

  • This week’s announcement by Gazprom that they will begin accepting payment in rubles and yuan
  • The escalation of US and EU sanctions against Russia and how they are failing/backfiring
  • Willie explains the US’ motives for provoking Russia via Ukraine: To entice Russia to prematurely move to place the Ruble into a reserve currency status, and ultimately, to blame Putin/Russia for the coming US dollar collapse!
  • The growing isolation of the US as a economic superpower
  • The eventual emergence of a new global currency regime & collapse of the dollar

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What is “Supreme Excellence”?

There was quite an interesting headline in the news, which, to my great surprise, went almost completely under the radar, at the close of 2013.  It was only picked up by a few small media outlets, and then was quickly dropped.
Nothing further was said, and no additional commentary was even given.  I hope to remedy that today.
The headline was this: Russian banks buy up 181.4 tons of gold, in 2013.
Read that againcarefully.
Does it say, “Central Bank of Russia buys 181.4 tons of gold”?
No, it says that commercial Russian banks bought almost 90% of Russia’s gold production in 2013.

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Russia Coordinating Gold Reserve Accumulation With Ex Soviet States?

Gold bars in a vault in West Point, N.Y. (Associated Press)
Or are they?

The IMF’s latest international gold reserves data, updated yesterday, shows that in July, Russia raised its official gold reserves to 35.5 million ounces (1,104 tonnes). (more…)

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Peak Gold? Russia To Surpass Australia As World No 2 Gold Producer

 

Russian central bank acquired another 390,000,000 ounces worth $3.9 billion in July
Gold and silver have fallen below the $1,300/oz and $20/oz levels respectively. Gold traded marginally lower in trade in London after gold in Singapore also ticked marginally lower. (more…)

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