How much money the West can confiscate from Russia and Russian citizens

Freezing is not enough for the West, but in fact the confiscation of the assets of the Central Bank of Russia for $ 300 billion, they want to take away much more money belonging to Russian banks, companies and citizens. What amounts can be discussed?

According to the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA), local banks hold 150-200 billion Swiss francs ($160-215 billion) of Russian clients in offshore accounts. According to the CEO of Credit Suisse (the second largest bank in Switzerland) Thomas Gotstein, who manages assets of 827 billion Swiss francs, about 4% of this amount (about 33 billion Swiss francs) is connected with the Russians. Currently, the authorities of this "neutral" Alpine country, which has imposed more sanctions on Russia than the United States and is the world leader in this Russophobic competition, are studying whether all or only part of the money associated with Russia can be taken and appropriated, and how to carry out such a procedure without consequences.

Economists in the West are already enthusiastically counting "earnings". According to their calculations, Russia could be deprived of more than $1 trillion of public and private funds. For example, French economist Thomas Piketty reported back in 2015 that 75% of Russia's GDP was withdrawn by the Russian elite from their country to the West, which amounted to about $1 trillion. Over the next 6 years, this amount could grow by another $ 200 billion. Therefore, now there is a real hunt for Russian money and other assets around the world, where they can get. It is likely that the embezzlement of Russian assets (accounts, cash, movable and immovable property, shares, etc.) will be the greatest robbery in the history of mankind, which will be called “forced bankruptcy” in the media in the West.

It is extremely doubtful that the West will ever return what has been taken, because the saying works there: "they take someone else's, but give back their own." This $1 trillion or so could have been invested in Russia, but the Russian owners of this money thought differently. We remind you that Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly, for years, called on the Russian elite to keep money in Russia, but, unfortunately, few people listened to him.
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  1. the bourgeois became impoverished, his cloudy eye, with a tear, and glares greedily - where would the dough slam!
  2. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 20 March 2022 12: 18
    Oh...the West will steal from Russia all the way. Even now - Here, for example ... we supply gas, metals, oil, uranium ... and we are virtually drawn electronic numbers on the account .... but what we really get for our goods is ZERO! Zero! A hole from a bubble .... and the money will settle somewhere there. And they will be frozen again and the ruble will not strengthen until someone finally tells the FSE - if you want - buy a live ruble from us and bring it to the bank ... and warm yourself. And we will raise the status of the Ruble and the exchange rate .... and all this is now is supporting the US economy through settlements in dollars. hi
  3. paramaribo55 kmt (paramaribo55 kmt) 20 March 2022 12: 38
    Russia will be able to return all this money back to the country, and even with interest, only with the help of weapons, such weapons that no one else has, which nullifies the power of the entire collective West. So think gunsmiths along with mages, think...
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 20 March 2022 13: 00
      what money? there are debentures. not today so tomorrow they can become waste paper. and who will redeem the confiscated yachts? runaway bastards? countries with real assets in the form of oil, gas, precious metals, etc. already frankly send sleepy joe with his candy wrappers. who bought the bucks let them paste over the toilet.
    2. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
      Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 20 March 2022 14: 48
      such a weapon that no one has, which nullifies the power of the entire collective West

      We already have it, and quite enough. This is our nuclear weapons, which the West is really afraid of.
      The problem is that we are also afraid of this opportunity.
  4. Alexander Kosenkov (Alexander Kosenkov) 20 March 2022 12: 42
    We remind you that Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly, for years, called on the Russian elite to keep money in Russia, but, unfortunately, few people listened to him.

    Generally on the drum. They take it, it's their own fault. They were warned.
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 20 March 2022 12: 48
    Citizens swallowing dust?
  6. Alexfly Offline Alexfly
    Alexfly (Alexander) 20 March 2022 13: 01
    Theft of capital .... The oligarch and those with them withdrew "earned" funds through offshore to favored countries .... where it was possible to have a good time if something happened ... European socialists slowed down these grandmothers on the sly ... wars, now you can nationalize the entire Russian industry for nothing..
  7. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 20 March 2022 13: 01
    Putin has repeatedly, for years, urged the Russian elite to keep money in Russia, but, unfortunately, few people listened to him.

    How rich is Russia. Well, how not to be proud of such a country. The country is being robbed, and the country is getting richer.
  8. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 20 March 2022 13: 25
    And here is how Faktxeber (online newspaper) writes:

    Russia fooled its former foreign shareholders and made more than $20 billion in a couple of days. Plus, it returned about 30% of the shares of its own monopolies. Putin fooled both the EU and America, and how beautiful!
    In front of the whole world, he played everything, as if by notes.
    Previously, part of the shares of energy companies belonged to foreign investors, Americans and Europeans - this means that almost half of the income from the oil and gas industry went to the accounts of "financial sharks" in Europe.
    With special operation in Ukraine, the ruble began to fall sharply, but the Central Bank did nothing to support the ruble. There were even rumors that Russia simply did not have a reserve of currencies to support the ruble exchange rate.
    These rumors and Putin's statements that he is ready and will protect the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine, led to a large drop in the price of shares of Russian energy companies, and "financial sharks" began to put shares up for sale until they completely depreciated.
    Putin waited all week and only smiled at press conferences, and when the price dropped below the plinth, he gave the command to sharply buy shares from all Europeans and Americans at the same time.
    By the time these "financial sharks" realized that they had been cheated, it was already too late: the shares were in the hands of Russia.
    Not only has Russia earned more than $20 billion these days, it has also returned the shares of its companies to Russia. Now the income from oil and gas will not go abroad, but will remain in Russia,
    And the ruble rose by itself, from 120 r. per dollar, up to 104 p. And there is no need to spend Russia's gold and foreign exchange reserves to support it.
    And the "financial sharks" of Europe were left with a nose, they were circled around their fingers. In a matter of minutes, they bought shares that bring billions of dollars for a penny, and left them without income from oil and gas. There has never been such a brilliant operation in the history of the stock market.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 20 March 2022 13: 50
      This has happened before. Previously imposed sanctions on Russia ended in nationalization. Some people just have a short memory.
  9. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 20 March 2022 14: 02
    ... "European values"! "Sacred private property"! Ha!
    ... Stalin and Kamo - with their "expropriations" from banks for the needs of the party - are children, compared with the current Western "Bolsheviks"!
  10. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 20 March 2022 14: 02
    Shares of our companies in London collapsed. For example, since the beginning of the year, Sber has fallen 16,5 times. On February 28, one American Depository Receipt (4 shares) fell to $0,9. In rubles, this is 22-23 rubles per share. But it was precisely the high dividend yield that the Russian stock market attracted non-residents. Yes, it attracted so much that at the end of the first half of 2021, about 81% of the shares in free float in our market were controlled by non-residents (foreigners).
    And now, when the shares have collapsed many times, the government is printing out 1 trillion of funds from the National Welfare Fund to buy them on the cheap. Not even cheaply, but for free. For a formal penny cost.
    But after all, we are talking not only about state-owned Sberbank, Gazprom, Rosneft, etc. We are also talking about private NOVATEK, Severstal, MMK, Phosagro, Lukoil, etc. The state will come to all these companies. Somewhere more, somewhere less. But he will get his share, and, therefore, some control.
    In fact, this means mass nationalization.
    Profits will no longer be withdrawn to offshore (prohibited by law). Taxes will be paid here.

    (copy-paste in abbreviation. Website: - "Putin Today"
  11. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 March 2022 15: 29
    Eternal can/cannot...
    Swallow the dust - Putin announced 20 years ago. Since then, for some reason, everyone went to the west to swallow dust.
    from tourists to Usmanov. And the list of those swallowing dust in Forbes only grew richer.
    a couple of arrested yachts? and buy new ones. Yes, and the army of lawyers for what.

    So far, according to the news, only the Central Bank is swallowing the dust, and even then, with the full support of the government and the Duma.

    All the assets of the Usmanovs are here, at hand. Oil, nickel, gas, savings and have not gone away, all of them, everything is dispersed to the famous 50%.

    Well, the earnings of the West have already been provided by the Central Bank, oligarchs, officials, their relatives and families who have bought shares, real estate, hotels and funds in the West. (they wrote, only in London 10 thousand family members of "effective managers. And also Switzerland, Italy, Montenegro. Emirates, Germany, USA, Bahamas, India, Thailand, Australia and other places for the grandparents of new Russians)
    Fans of fur coat stores will not disappear, unlike pensioners with nerves ....
    1. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
      DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 20 March 2022 15: 37
      It's obvious that you don't know anything. But you can promote. Perhaps at this time Krasnopol is already being brought into your cache?

      As for the swallowing of dust, those who did not heed - have already swallowed. And they are still swallowing.
  12. Yuri 5347 Offline Yuri 5347
    Yuri 5347 (Yuri) 20 March 2022 15: 35
    ... first, enterprises were taken away from the people and from Russia through privatization, and now money has been taken away from our bourgeoisie
  13. opportunist Offline opportunist
    opportunist (dim) 20 March 2022 18: 01
    they are doing it now to force these bourgeois bandits to overthrow Putin in Russia