Bloomberg: Putin's $200 billion is beyond the reach of the US authorities

Different versions are put forward in the West about the personal condition of Vladimir Putin. So, according to the site Wealthy Gorilla, the Russian president owns 70 billion US dollars. American investor Bill Browder claimed in 2017 that Putin's fortune is estimated at $200 billion. Bloomberg experts, however, believe that the "billions" of the head of the Russian state may be out of reach for Washington.

There is an opinion that all "Putin's wealth" is hidden in Western banks. At the same time, the president's Russian assets are also known. So, judging by the data for the year before last, Vladimir Putin earned $ 2020 in 131, and the Russian leader owns an apartment of 900 square meters. meters, garage area of ​​77 sq. meters, two vintage Volga, GAZ-M18, Lada Niva SUV and trailer.

According to Bloomberg, few people except Putin know the exact amount of assets and where they are stored. This makes it hard to know which financial switch to flip to keep Russia from invading Ukraine or punishing Putin personally if that happens. One of the methods of such punishment could be to disconnect Russian banks from SWIFT, and the United States is able to do this.

Meanwhile, some analysts believe Putin is hiding his wealth not abroad, but in state-owned enterprises and retail chains controlled by family members and closest friends. To make Putin suffer the same financial hardship as other Russians if the country is blocked for SWIFT, the West would have to identify his networks and freeze accounts located outside of Russia.

But even then, Putin may have a way out. According to Princeton University historian and Russia expert Stephen Kotkin, the entire country is Putin's piggy bank. The president, if necessary, can access any company or account. Apparently, he does not need to hide money outside the Russian Federation at all. Therefore, the 200 billion of the President of Russia may be beyond the reach of the American authorities.

Thus, after spending many years looking for "Putin's billions" and not finding them, Western journalists investigated, so as not to lose face, came up with a new version - the wealth of the Russian president is hidden inside the country. In some ways, they are right - the greatest wealth is indeed hidden in the depths of Russia, only now they belong to the Russian people.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 28 January 2022 09: 57
    I hesitate to ask - so who is richer, Vladimir Putin or Elon Musk?
  2. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 28 January 2022 10: 27
    What is so little? Only 200 billion and dollars. Putin's fortune was - 177,6 trillion. tenge.
    And hidden in South Kazakhstan. The recent mess there happened because part of Putin's money was stolen and they did not want to return it. We had to bring in troops. Now Putin already has 179,9 trillion. tenge.
  3. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 28 January 2022 10: 36
    When Yeltsin rushed to power, everyone was looking for the gold of the party. As soon as Yeltsin gained power, the liberals immediately stopped looking for him. Now they are looking for Putin's money! ... The manuals of the US State Department do not change, only the names and parties that refuse to obey the United States change.
    1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 28 January 2022 10: 42
      Not only gold party. For several years they were looking for billions of Ceausescu. So they didn't find it. But that's not the point, really. .
      1. faiver Offline faiver
        faiver (Andrei) 28 January 2022 16: 41
        it is quite possible that they have found both this and that for a long time, but big money does not like noise ....
        1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 29 January 2022 13: 54
          Unlikely. The question was political. It was very necessary to find at least a tenth of what was declared.
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  5. Jarilo Offline Jarilo
    Jarilo (Sergei) 28 January 2022 11: 41
    Putin's wealth is in the wealth of the people he leads.
    "The people are the new oil" (c).
  6. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 28 January 2022 12: 37
    Quote: Expert_Analyst_Forecaster
    Not only gold party. For several years they were looking for billions of Ceausescu. So they didn't find it. But that's not the point, really. .

    Apparently this is the main thing, and some comrades minus you for this innocent explanation, so I put +. Let representatives of the cybertroops and just active citizens not brothers be nervous
  7. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 28 January 2022 12: 42
    The main thing is to lie with three boxes. All of them honor the instructions of Goebbels, the more outright lies, the easier it is to believe in it. And they have not printed a word of the truth for a long time - they are strictly forbidden, only lies.
  8. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 28 January 2022 12: 44
    All these articles are from the category of a story about a missing spoon, which first disappeared, and then was found, and the person accused of the loss was left with a tarnished reputation. They hope that the Russians will read the article and millions of Putin will remain in their subconscious, which they cannot find in any way.
  9. Yuri 5347 Offline Yuri 5347
    Yuri 5347 (Yuri) 28 January 2022 13: 59
    ... that's right, they can't do anything with him by military and diplomatic means - to discredit him in the eyes of voters - this is a method, yes. Actually, the USSR was destroyed like that - from exhaustion.
  10. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 28 January 2022 14: 00
    Putin's fortune is estimated at $200 billion.

    Well, if this is not true, then why does the State Duma adopt a law on presidential immunity and exemption from criminal cases after the presidential term?
    But Putin did not mind, not at all.
  11. AND Offline AND
    AND 28 January 2022 18: 16
    Quote: steel maker
    Putin's fortune is estimated at $200 billion.

    Well, if this is not true, then why does the State Duma adopt a law on presidential immunity and exemption from criminal cases after the presidential term?
    But Putin did not mind, not at all.

    The precedent already exists Steelworker.
    And this family has much more money than Putin's fictitious $200 billion. Everything and everyone was brazenly stolen from the whole world and dragged into their castles, the sea killed people and ...... ???

    As the current monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and several other countries, Queen Elizabeth enjoys sovereign immunity. In other words, she is above the law in every sense. Does this mean that the queen can easily kill someone if she so desires? Yes, sure.

    It turns out that the queen can commit any crime practically anywhere in the world legally. And she will not get anything for this, thanks to the fact that she enjoys both sovereign and diplomatic immunity. The latter is extraordinarily broad in scope, and a person protected by it can indeed commit crimes with impunity. Law enforcement agencies of any country have no right to detain the queen, no matter what she has done.

    Now a little more about sovereign immunity. This is a very curious thing. The Queen cannot be sued, cannot be forced to testify in open court or even be questioned by the police. The queen can't even just be arrested, because technically no arrest can be made "in the presence of the monarch" without his consent. In addition, all prisoners in the United Kingdom are held "at Her Majesty's leisure". The queen can pardon any criminal if she so desires.

    Of course, we are very far from this royal family of Stalevar.
  12. nikolai.shupenin 28 January 2022 21: 06
    stop lying, he doesn't have billions
  13. AND Offline AND
    AND 28 January 2022 23: 50
    Quote: nikolai.shupenin
    stop lying, he doesn't have billions

    How can you not lie with respect? This is from the series .... The steelmaker saw personally how Putin spent this money in the store. Propaganda is such a thing...
  14. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 28 January 2022 23: 51
    Billions of Stalin were also looking for ... after the death of the Leader, there were worn out boots and an overcoat worn to holes = EVERYTHING!
  15. i232323b Offline i232323b
    i232323b (Igor) 29 January 2022 15: 59
    And yet dollars, over the hill. And not rubles at home. Yeah.
  16. tulip Offline tulip
    tulip 29 January 2022 18: 42
    everything is very simple - when a person is in power of a huge and powerful country, then the issue of money goes into the background. This is where power plays the biggest role. When Navalny cited a video of Putin's palace, I laughed - because the president of a country like Russia may not have anything - everything belongs to him anyway, as it does not sound paradoxical. He can safely come to any palace and relax there, and the owner of this palace will only be happy))) When people reach such power in the world, and Putin is really one of the three most important in the world, then all these billions are just sand for them - they they just work for history, but you can’t take the loot with you to the grave anyway
  17. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 29 January 2022 19: 22
    Well, 200 billion is not $100, you can't hide it under the carpet! If you need to find it!
  18. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 29 January 2022 19: 24
    In some ways, they are right - the greatest wealth is indeed hidden in the depths of Russia, only now they belong to the Russian people.

    Yes, yes, these riches belong to the Russian people while they are in the depths; after extracting wealth to the surface, they immediately find their real owners: the Abramovichs, the Potanins, the Prokhorovs and various other Deripaskas.
  19. Nicolas Offline Nicolas
    Nicolas (Nicolas) 29 January 2022 22: 40
    Yes, he already squandered them in boutiques on the Champs Elysees.
  20. dpu Offline dpu
    dpu (Andrei) 30 January 2022 08: 10
    And the Americans were also looking for Saddam Hussein's bacteriological weapon. But they didn't find it. But Saddam Hussein was found and exemplarily hanged... Americans are always looking for something and building democracy in states where there is a lot of oil, gas and a lot of everything else.
  21. Obama Barack Offline Obama Barack
    Obama Barack (Obama Barack) 30 January 2022 12: 00
    The international reserves of the Russian Federation as of January 30.01.2022, 639,6 amount to $XNUMX billion. This is all Putin.)))
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 31 January 2022 07: 47
      And you are not far from the truth
      All Russia's gold and foreign exchange reserves are managed by certain funds with unknown beneficiaries. That is, they are specially withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the state. wink yes