Putin: Russia never received the USSR foreign assets due to it

During a meeting with a working group on the preparation of constitutional amendments, Vladimir Putin said that having paid all the debts of the former Soviet republics, Russia had not received a number of foreign assets due to it.

He recalled that “the whole world was very happy” when the Russian Federation assumed these obligations for debts in exchange for foreign assets of the former USSR:

And everyone agreed that we were the successors when it was necessary to repay loans for all the republics of the former Soviet Union. In my opinion, we paid 16 billion for Ukraine alone.

The head of state noted that, despite the fact that Russia repaid loans for the entire Soviet Union, some of the states that arose on its territory did not return a number of foreign assets to it.

Recall that after the collapse of the USSR, Russia made a commitment to pay all of its debts, which at that time amounted to 96 billion dollars.

About 40% of this amount was the debt of the republics that were part of the Soviet Union.

The decision to pay the debts of the republics was made in exchange for the refusal by the newly formed states in the post-Soviet space of claims on foreign assets of the USSR, including gold and foreign exchange reserves, movable and immovable property outside the territory of the countries of the former Socialist camp, as well as investments and debts of other countries .
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 February 2020 09: 34
    This is a good answer to counter international claims against Russia.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 February 2020 09: 38
    And what wasted air shaking ???
    Violated - must be sued. There and Naftogaz, and other Westerners, and the oligarchs are patriots, just a little - to court. Millions are not superfluous.

    But they did not sue, so now complain something .....
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 28 February 2020 09: 12
      All this is good, Serge .... But there is a problem: IN WHAT COURT ??? Not a single so-called "international court" will NEVER decide in favor of the Russian Federation. No one. If everyone who added to you here (I did not put any pros or cons) is so naive (including you) that you believe in all these tales about "international law" or), then you can only sympathize.
      All these "courts" ALWAYS make only decisions that are beneficial only to the measures or taxes. All these m / s were created by them (or their satellites) with only one purpose - as a means to siphon resources (no matter what, money or territories) from those whom they consider to be their PROOF. The fact that Russia (in whatever form it existed in history) was ALWAYS a potential prey for them is a historical FACT. Throughout history, they tried to rob us, for which they waged wars against us, imposed sanctions, CONFLICTED with our country or with our citizens - THIS HAS BEEN ALWAYS HOW MANY RUSSIA EXISTS !!!
      In vain you wrote about your delusion ... It only says that you either did not understand anything in this life, or you are one of those "liberals" who are in fact Westernizers.
      To believe in "international courts" (no matter what case) is not to respect yourself. This was shown by the example of "doping", Yukos ... enough? Or add something else?
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 28 February 2020 11: 32
        That you are not in the subject.
        And so, at least sometimes, news breaks out, it's just that they are for specialists, and not for the mass media .....
        VTB, NORNICKEL, USMANOV and friends are suing for loot where ???? In London. And nothing, they continue to sue, do not whine.

        According to Yukos, there was infa. In addition to the main court, for 50 lard, there was a bunch of small ones. By property and investors in countries. AND?
        Somewhere they won, somewhere they blew .... Silence, and no one whines ...

        So "What kind of judgment ???" - this is for urya-media. And if you delve into it, then !! Oh God!!!
        And in the Hague Tribunal, and on human rights, and in arbitration, and in international organizations, and in doping control, both our judges and representatives are sitting .... and ??? Somewhere they win, somewhere they purge.
        For some reason they don’t whine. Others are outraged ...

        And not one Abramovich sues for Nornickel in the Russian Federation ..., Rusal, as he was in the offshore, remains.
        Etc. etc.

        And about doping - and your other announcements:
        At least once we heard that someone from Mutko’s entourage of titled trainers, doctors, convened a conference, injected a serum of truth, sat down at a lie detector and, surrounded by a journalist, proudly declared: there was no doping, there was ....

        On the contrary, the Urya-Media shouted-shouted, and the officials quietly thanked and quietly recognized everything ...
        Stigma in a big fluff, in a huge ....

        So, first you need to figure out who the enemies really are and lie recklessly, and then climb into the trenches ...
        1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex (Secret information) 1 March 2020 13: 59
          One judge, whose opinion is not interesting to ANYONE? I sang along enough with the Amers, that's why all these "international" ones are a way of influencing the gentlemen "from behind a puddle" on the obstinate. But answer one question, Serge:
          When did the USA execute the instructions of the "international court" and when did the "international tribunal" try any of the Americans?
          The answer is NEVER !!! So why on earth should Russia do something? The main thing is that there is an American judge, but you cannot judge Americans! Good decision, right?
          PS ... and you still answer my question ... let's see what you say? ..
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 March 2020 17: 33
            And they have no responsibility to someone else's court. In the law, as I know.
            And we have, voluntarily, thanks to Yeltsin and GDP. But in principle, do not want to - do not execute. Spit.

            But the Kremlin wants - and fulfills. He took it - and voluntarily released Khodorkovsky, not even in court. Like wanted, that's all.
            Wanted - athletes flying a flag with rings set. He wanted to - did not file a lawsuit, the athletes were suing themselves ... And many, by the way, won, the restrictions were lifted.

            And often in general the Russian Federation. Naftogaz is suing Gazprom, not the Russian Federation. VTB - sued there with someone in London from gas workers. Roskomnadzor with Facebook. Usmanov - with Deripaska and Abramovich for Nornickel. Not with the Russian Federation.
            Rusal is generally somewhere offshore, not a Russian company.
            I took the telegram and left for the hill, he had 90% of the business there - and you went with your bans, what the hell.

            Etc. etc.

            PS. The question is what? There is a lot in your text.
            Is this one - "Good decision, right?"
            or: "So why should the Russian Federation perform SOMETHING?"

            If she herself recognized the court, then do it. If profitable. Do not want to - do not execute (preferably then officially send the court nafig). If you want, sue. If you want, don’t sue (like, you’re not afraid that the bills will be frozen over the hill, and everyone will be taken away, like at Gazprom, please).
            It all depends on the circumstances. But fools are not sitting in Gazprom, but are suing, suing, suing ..
            What they don’t say - all went nafig that we want, then we turn back?
            1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
              A.Lex (Secret information) 2 March 2020 13: 44
              When did the USA execute the instructions of the "international court" and when did the "international tribunal" try any of the Americans?
              1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 2 March 2020 17: 11
                From global - never, as I know.
                They did not have Yeltsin and Putin.

                Perhaps the arbitral tribunal is deciding something.
                And Athletic precisely from time to time catches Amerov’s athletes and removes.
                1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
                  A.Lex (Secret information) 3 March 2020 08: 34
                  Damn, well, Sergei, yokharny bogeyman! What are you talking about - "court, court" ... Yes, there was NOT ANY DECISION ANYWHERE, where the measures would have executed it, if it is against THEIR INTERESTS !!! And their interest is VICTORY AT ANY PRICE! Whether in war or in sports. Therefore, they will NEVER fight "honestly", trade, or compete (even in the economy, even in sports). You know - I do not believe that you are so naive as to believe in the honesty of the Amer! This is a nation of liars, swindlers, thieves, murderers, rapists, scoundrels and other scoundrels - their whole history shows this. Do you know what is the postulate of their success? And here's what:

                  Yes - there are honest, kind, fair people ... but they do not determine the situation in which an opinion is formed about the country!
                  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 March 2020 09: 31
                    You attribute to me some of your idealistic fantasies.
                    If there their Ford blew up their Amer rivals, then the rest ....

                    Raider captures are everywhere popular, and do not care about the court. Look, oil was found at the borders of Chechnya and right away ... it’s not Ingushetia, but Chechnya.

                    However, nothing happens in the absolute.
                    Amerov’s athletes are also suspended and selected medals for doping. (It seems, and the famous Lewis was deprived of something there)

                    And just now, Tinkov is suing Amer in London. It was broadcast today in the media.
                    Think you know better than him?

                    And our athletes are against the IOC (they themselves hired lawyers, etc.). God forbid successfully.

                    Do not raise the legs up, and do not eat tons of meldonium ....
    2. Conn Offline Conn
      Conn (Conn) 29 February 2020 01: 12
      Putin can only chat ... what did he do to get these assets back to Russia? But nothing, from the word AT ALL !!
      1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex (Secret information) 1 March 2020 13: 39
        laughing I see ... Ponies are horses too ... laughing
  3. T. Henks Offline T. Henks
    T. Henks (Igor) 27 February 2020 09: 46
    Conversation about nothing. Not returned for so much time, so not needed. How many debts written off lately. Russia is rich. Doesn't get poorer. Will give more. This is not for their citizens (not to be confused with fat).
  4. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 27 February 2020 09: 54
    Damn, but this is similar to the complaint and to whom - the working group on amending the Constitution?
    Why did he say that? What does the working group want in this regard? And what is he doing in addition to protect Russian interests in this regard? Whose debts still want to pay for just like that? The topic probably should be fully disclosed ...
  5. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 27 February 2020 10: 43
    Russia and the money stolen from the Russian Empire didn’t receive money, only you can write off debts to foreigners ... Russia has at least someone written off the ruble ?!
  6. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 27 February 2020 13: 50
    And what to remember now, it was necessary to make claims earlier, but then they wanted to be good for everyone, but

    Good deeds cannot be made famous.
  7. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 27 February 2020 23: 59
    There are many levers to return assets! Another thing, and you yourself even wanted it? Just hear about the cancellation of debts to various states! Even offices have flourished to write off debts for a good percentage!
  8. Vkd dvk Offline Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 28 February 2020 17: 06
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    And what wasted air shaking ???
    Violated - must be sued. There and Naftogaz, and other Westerners, and the oligarchs are patriots, just a little - to court. Millions are not superfluous.

    But they did not sue, so now complain something .....

    They don’t serve, because they know - they won’t give. And then Russia will stand disgraced and reflect: appeal - lose completely, not appeal - surrender right away. And so the face is saved and the decision for the future is postponed. Do you really think you're smarter than Lavrov? With your store of knowledge and the amount of information you have?