Media: US is considering a ban on the use of the dollar in Russia

The West's sanctions flywheel seems to have begun to unwind with renewed vigor. Having invented a quick "aggression" of Russia against Ukraine, the American authorities declared the need to obstruct the "plans of the Kremlin." To prevent the invasion of Russian troops, Washington intends to introduce new economic sanctions.

According to Bloomberg sources, American and European countries are weighing sanctions against Russia's largest banks and the country's ability to convert rubles into dollars, euros and British pounds, which effectively means a ban on the use of foreign currencies both domestically and for international settlements.

Restrictions may also affect the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the state debt of the Russian Federation, the securities of which will be prohibited from buying by investors in the secondary market.

However, the most radical version of the sanctions is the prohibition of Russia's access to the SWIFT international financial payment system. At the same time, such a step will harm ordinary Russian citizens, so the option of limiting the conversion of the ruble looks more preferable, according to Bloomberg sources.

Overall, the measures Joe Biden is considering are part of US efforts to eliminate Russia's leverage over Ukraine and US European allies. Vladimir Putin has made it clear that he is ready to invade Ukraine to protect the national security of the Russian Federation. He also showed a willingness to intervene in energy markets, threatening to cut off gas supplies to Europe, the American edition emphasizes.
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  1. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
    smart fellow (smart fellow) 7 December 2021 12: 08
    And dollars to rubles?

    which actually means a ban on the use of foreign currencies within the country.

    Is it bad? The United States is fighting for the statehood of Russia.

    SWIFT system of interbank payments, why will ordinary Russian citizens get hurt?
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 7 December 2021 12: 12
      why will ordinary Russian citizens get hurt?

      and how would you like?) that the state would enter into a confrontation, but you would not feel anything?)
      There is a competition between states and nations. Moreover, a serious batch

      There are also clowns who say that the Kremlin is dancing to the tune of amers and Europeans. Russia is a sovereign country, in contrast to 90% of non-states.

      Let them prepare cash wagons for gas, aluminum, oil, food and tractors with harvesters - and if the clowns decide not to buy this from us - let them prepare for a new round of prices and inflation - we will somehow push it with Iran, China and India with the Middle East and Turkey

      But it will get worse, of course. goreNina with a steel worker and all sorts of gozmans with kats, shats, albats will rejoice, defecating in the comments) The fan is already gaining momentum
      1. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
        smart fellow (smart fellow) 7 December 2021 12: 16
        Did you say something like that? I did not understand.
        What does cash wagons have to do with it?
        1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
          Alexndr p (Alexander) 7 December 2021 12: 17
          and how will you pay for the goods without bank payments?
          Promises to pay after the sanctions are lifted?

          Can you imagine $ 168 billion in cash? Only by carriages.
          1. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
            smart fellow (smart fellow) 7 December 2021 12: 19
            I don't care about the problems of the traders. I'm talking about ordinary citizens.
            1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
              Alexndr p (Alexander) 7 December 2021 12: 21
              how does the state make money? On the trade in resources and not only, count up?
              It is better not to write to you about taxes - otherwise it will start now

              Or are you light-faced, about everything good against everything bad and only with slogans?)

              PS Trade is jobs where millions of ordinary people work - processing metals and other minerals. Turn on your head already.
              1. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
                smart fellow (smart fellow) 7 December 2021 12: 23
                I earn money myself.
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          2. FrankyStein Offline FrankyStein
            FrankyStein (FrankyStein) 8 December 2021 06: 25
            Swift provides instant payments, not the possibility itself. Will be as before with a delay of several days.
    2. FrankyStein Offline FrankyStein
      FrankyStein (FrankyStein) 8 December 2021 06: 32
      Nothing good. It's just hard to imagine how they want to do it.
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 7 December 2021 12: 23
    The dollar, SWIFT, gold and foreign exchange reserves, sovereign debt, Nord Streams have been tough, these are not personal sanctions
    1. S WITH Offline S WITH
      S WITH (N S) 7 December 2021 13: 11
      sawing the branch on which they sit))
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 7 December 2021 12: 53
    Of course, it will shake the economy and will not do without negative consequences. But in my opinion, they choose the time to impose the sanctions for a reason. They are not in a hurry with the introduction, they minimize the damage to themselves. And if they are introduced, then they will lose their meaning further. Apparently everything goes to this. This means that the ruble currency zone will appear soon. Well, they will attract, as usual, the British, Australians, Europe, and they will probably try to involve Japan.
    They want stability and predictability, that is, obedience and humility, and since it does not work out according to the old Protestant tradition they will try to force them to "pay the price", in general they will shit like an Englishwoman only in large volumes.

    So they wrote about the sanctions before. Nothing new, everything is predictable. And a year old by 2024, they will probably still be banging on the Internet. Goodbye Windows and so on and so forth.

    The Biden administration has made it clear that the United States wants a stable and predictable relationship with Russia. We don't think we need to continue on a negative trajectory. However, we have also made it clear - publicly and privately - that we will defend our national interests and bear the cost of the actions of the Russian government to harm us.

    Today, the Biden administration is taking steps to impose on Russia the costs of the actions of its government and intelligence agencies against US sovereignty and interests.

    The Treasury, in partnership with the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, has imposed sanctions on eight individuals and entities associated with the ongoing Russian occupation and repression in Crimea.
  4. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 7 December 2021 13: 10
    well, what the Russian Federation itself should have done (to prohibit the circulation of euro pounds of dollars) will be done by the Americans, which will only stabilize the ruble exchange rate, and settlements can be made through the yuan, ruble and Indian rupees, because the Russian Federation will stop supplying resources and other goods to the West)) let the West drowns and produces paper goods (bucks and euros)
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 7 December 2021 13: 18
    Media: US is considering a ban on the use of the dollar in Russia

    - Yes, it seems that my predictions (to my great regret) are beginning to come true ...
    - It seems that China has surrendered Russia; and now the United States is pretending that it is also trying to surrender Russia (in turn, for its part, they are fulfilling, or pretending to have begun to fulfill their "promises" by the tacit "separate US-China conspiracy") ...
    - And tonight sleepy Biden will try to run into our guarantor, offering him - "new conditions" ...
    - Damn - everything is as written (what I personally tried to bring) ... - This does not bode well for Russia ... - And most likely Ukraine will start an armed mess ...
    - True, there is another very "cunning move" ... - here ... here ... here a pseudo patriot started up on the site - some failed warrant officer (well, the little man dreamed of "becoming" - but it didn't work out - well, it happens). .. - So he has whole trains with cash somewhere ... - So let this "failed ensign" rather roll them out - and bring down the entire financial world ... - they say - know our ensigns - we still can't do that ...
    - Well, at least we laugh - so ... sad ...
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 7 December 2021 15: 09
      comrade warrant officer grief Nina - you again did not feel the meaning and moment with your wisdom
      it is not for us that we need to prepare cash, but for those who buy the resource from us for euros and dollars.
      Better get busy stacking the tarpaulin
      And then suddenly a war with China - and the boots are not sorted - the warehouse economy rests only on you soldier

      ..... ......... need more points, I almost forgot ......... ....... ... .......... ........ ............... so it will be more weighty
      1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
        goncharov.62 (Andrei) 7 December 2021 16: 57
        Comrade Gorenin is distinguished by a sharp mind and quick wit. As for Pashinyan, she hit 100%. So tidier ...
    2. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 7 December 2021 16: 41
      Based on what data did you decide that China passed? D article about this is nothing, in the info-space too. And in general - it does not look like it. Tomorrow, following the results of the session, we'll see.
  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 7 December 2021 13: 20
    When Allah wants to punish someone, He deprives him of his reason.
    When the United States prohibits the dollar in Russia, the Russian Federation will automatically switch to the Chinese yuan and Chairman Mao's dream of uniting Russia and China, at least financially, will come true. From that day on, the global decline of the dollar will begin, followed by the reduction of all American military bases around the world. Because for the dollar they will not give 75 rubles - but in the face.
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 7 December 2021 16: 59
      That's when Our Economy will be stronger than the Chinese one, then ... And now, we modestly pretend that it (the economy) is working. I, being in the Tver province, do not see this!
  7. Siluch Offline Siluch
    Siluch (nik) 7 December 2021 13: 48
    Well, thank God ! The ban on the circulation of the dollar and the euro in Russia will only be a plus for the strengthening of the ruble - currency speculators, both individuals and banks, will disappear. And the calculations can be carried out in yuan. China will never refuse such a gift. The Chinese are praying that the US will not change its mind. And excommunication from SWIFT now, when its own program of interbank payments MIR has been worked out and introduced, is not the end of the world. And given the fact that there are already developments in interaction with the Chinese payment system CIPS, the meaning of "punishment" by SWIFT is generally lost. And the Chinese are not fools, they will help us, because they understand that if the West strangles Russia, they are next.
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 7 December 2021 15: 37
      And the Chinese are not fools, they will help us, because they understand that if the West strangles Russia, they are next.

      - Yes, "the Chinese are not fools" - take everything from Russia and give nothing in return ... - But today China simply has no other choice - and they still have to "slaughter the chicken." which lays golden eggs for them (this is Russia) ...
      - China has a very serious economic crisis today ... - And if the United States still disrupts the Olympics in China, then China will not see Taiwan either; China will not see cheap oil and foreign industrial orders (already now China is forced to curtail production). - And moreover, some states may demand to revise the agreements that they concluded with China on unfavorable terms for themselves ... - And these are the neighboring states of Wed Asia ...
      - And also China has a huge army that needs to be maintained and fed (and this army is idle); and China also has about a billion Chinese people who live "below the poverty line" ...
      - Yes, and such "preferential relations for China" - China received with our guarantor ... - And where is the guarantee that our guarantor will be "in office" for another 10 years ??? - What if Russia chooses a president who will raise the issue of "relations with China" ... - after all, such a "Russian-chocolate period" cannot always continue for China ...
      - So - even today, the PRC will be quite satisfied with the "partition of Russia" that the United States can offer it ... - This section will provide China with another 20-25 favorable period ... - And there already ... - China goes to " continuous operational space "...
      1. Siluch Offline Siluch
        Siluch (nik) 8 December 2021 22: 02
        Wow, how many "expert" conclusions ... This is the scope, this is the depth of Onalez! All that remains is to smoke nervously on the sidelines. How many new things have I learned: both impoverished China, no money at all, and hunger in China, and all because the United States will not allow China to hold the Olympics and because of this, all the states of the world will curtail production in China, as a result, China will be forced to slaughter a chicken, laying the golden eggs, and give this chicken to the world hegemon, because the hegemon has so intimidated China that China has nothing to eat. However, it will still be bad for China, and there will be nothing to feed its huge army, but in the end, all the same, the Chinese are great, because the world hegemon will pity them and give them "continuous operational space" ...
        Take care of the farm, or find some hobby for yourself what you will get there, but do not try to engage in expert predictions, do not make people laugh ...
  8. Oleg Ermakov Offline Oleg Ermakov
    Oleg Ermakov (Oleg Ermakov) 7 December 2021 14: 04
    Disconnecting from swift is not very scary, there is "Mir", we quickly adapt, especially 50% and even more up to 60, we already manage in national currencies with countries with which we trade. It is much worse with investors and buyers of public debt. But as they say, the United States calculated and realized that the Russian Federation was too tough for them, until the age of 24, they believe, they will not stop the completely independent development of Russia, because now many new projects have been launched, in machine tool construction, heavy, medium , and small, and several clusters in Siberia, and these are the very bonds against which the sanctions. But the sanctions are bypassed by the Europeans, and the same Americans, and to this day, at least a little more it costs them, but the benefits are still much higher. Well, since 22, the digital ruble has been launched, which will help a real escape from sanctions, only at first it will be difficult, the test mode has been going on in China for almost a year. But for fans of Turkey, Egypt, Vietnam, and even Thailand, the sanctions on Swift will not affect, and the pandemic, as they say, will help us.
  9. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 7 December 2021 14: 59
    Tryndyat the media. Shit and forget. As a rule, it turns out almost exactly the opposite. In general, it is interesting to see how the EU will abandon SWIFT with Russia and what it will lead to. In general, this situation was foreseen back in 2005 and trade with the main partners in national currencies through state interbank systems bypassing SWIFT. Roughly speaking, all this chatter is not more than an attempt to squash a good face in a bad game. Recognition of the fact that SWIFT is not the only one.
  10. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 7 December 2021 15: 13
    The question is - how will they pay for the goods?
    To be honest, I don't see anything alarming. This is what I have been calling for a long time - the rejection of the dollar. I rejection of the conversion of the ruble. The export of capital will stop. The withdrawal of money to offshore companies will stop. Trade with Europe will cease. How will the United States pay for fuel oil? Only in rubles. Whoever does not agree to trade for rubles will not receive gas, oil, coal, aluminum, titanium, timber and much more.
    Yes, another bonus is Ukraine. No transit fees - no transit. And there are no longer any constraints to solve the problem of Ukraine.

    Of course, there will be problems. It is quite possible that Visa and Master cards will not work. But the bulk of Russians do not have foreign currency accounts.
    1. Siluch Offline Siluch
      Siluch (nik) 8 December 2021 22: 15
      Holders of Visas and Masters will go to the bank and re-register everything to MIR, what's the problem ...
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 8 December 2021 22: 25
        I'm just assuming that the dollar accounts are held by the Visa and Master holders. They may have problems. I don't know if MIR opens dollar accounts?

        In any case, the ban on the use of the dollar looks stupid. To exclude 15% from the world economy (Russia is in 6th place in the world) sounds rather wild. This will bring down the global economy quickly enough. No money, no honey!
  11. Denis radish Offline Denis radish
    Denis radish (Denis Moroz) 7 December 2021 17: 08
    yes they are just benefactors!)))
  12. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 7 December 2021 17: 45
    Media: US is considering a ban on the use of the dollar in Russia

    - Damn ... - what the local people are talking about - who about what ... - about the dollar; about fuel oil, about swift ... - it still remains to discuss Gulliver's travels (this is Jonathan Swift - he wrote about Gulliver - otherwise the local "who did not reach the ensign" - will break their brains ... and even all the others will be introduced into "amazement ") ...
    - You see, they didn’t like the dollar ... - well, Hahah., And only ...
    - And you asked our oligarchs; which in Western banks they keep countless funds and in offshores are "stocked up" and with what money they prefer to deal ??? - Personally, I can easily answer for all of them ... - They prefer to deal - obviously not with tugriks ... - but with ... with ... with ......... - Well, this is you yourself guess further ... - Yes, yes - somehow "catch up" yourself ... - and the ensign is in your hands ...
    - How wonderful and how “patriotic” it is to get rid of the dollar !!!
    - Only now will the Russian oligarchs be allowed to get rid of dollars - from those dollars in which all their contributions are "marked" and all their "movable" and "immovable" property is evaluated ...
    - No - well, it's just "laughing at the chickens" - the "site carbonaries" suddenly decided to let our oligarchs around the world ... - Give up the dollar ...
    - Well, you can laugh ...
    1. Siluch Offline Siluch
      Siluch (nik) 8 December 2021 22: 31
      whatever the local people talk about ...

      God, how much snobbery and megalomania ... The question is, what are you doing here, among the little people? Do you exalt your own conceit? Vaughn even flashed knowledge in literature, it is not clear why the truth. This is from an irrepressible desire to pass for a clever one.
  13. Ay lyushenki lyuli
    Dollar banned!
    Ay lyushenki lyulI
    We will eat for rubles!
  14. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 7 December 2021 19: 21
    It's just that "geniuses" are sitting in the State Department (or where does this come from. Well, they will ban it. And how will they buy the same gas, oil, engines from us ... and much more? Well, well. Let them try. And if Russia decides that will sell only for rubles. Well, maybe also for yuan and euro ...
  15. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 7 December 2021 22: 41
    Shadow turnovers will go, you can't get away from this. And for the development of the country it is even better…. They will not withdraw money offshore in large quantities. In the USSR, after all, they lived without currency and developed nothing. Another thing is that in the USSR there were many republics of freeloaders who practically did not produce anything, but consumed. And the practice for Eastern Europe - the resources for kissing was ruinous. Russia is likely to be reoriented towards China. This is not the best option, but you can live. Europe may be deprived of cheap resources in general, from fertilizers, metals and ending with energy resources. After all, all the miracle of European industry consists solely of the cheapness of Russian resources. It's no secret that prices for European goods are greatly overstated.
  16. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 8 December 2021 19: 38
    A very strange decision that can outlaw IT giants and other Internet zuckerbrins from the United States. The government's decision locked them in the conversion of rubles into dollars. Google, Apple, Facebook - goodbye?
  17. Semyon Sukhov Offline Semyon Sukhov
    Semyon Sukhov (Semyon Sukhov) 9 December 2021 00: 26
    They are great fellows ... They will help both the agriculture of Russia ...
    It is high time to exclude the circulation of foreign currencies in Russia.
  18. Meruznai Offline Meruznai
    Meruznai (Ilgiz) 9 December 2021 15: 13
    Swift, Mir, Visa, Master ... They would have figured out that ist hu). See SPFS)).