The result of Russian counter-sanctions will more than cover the value of assets frozen by the West

The United States and the European Union, as well as their satellites around the world, have imposed sanctions against Russia, Russian companies and citizens. Assets worth about $600 billion were frozen. However, the West is not going to stop there, believing that there is still potential for illegal seizures, since over the past 30 years $1,5-2 trillion has been taken out (withdrawn) from the Russian Federation. Therefore, it is interesting to find out how Moscow can respond to such sanctions aggression.

Russia can launch counter-sanctions, the results of which will more than compensate (override) the value of the frozen assets. For example, Moscow can strike sanctions against the largest investment and pension funds of unfriendly countries, as well as individual citizens (non-residents) and offshore firms that have been speculative for many years under the guise of investments and investments in the public debt of the Russian Federation.

According to available data, as of March 10, federal loan bonds (OFZ) worth 2,9 trillion rubles. belonged to non-residents. In addition, as of January 1, 2022, the foreign currency debt obligations of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation amounted to the equivalent of 3,4 trillion rubles.

At the same time, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is not going to refuse to pay coupon income and does not want to freeze the main body of OFZ debt. The department thinks that this will give the West grounds to confiscate (withdraw, expropriate) the frozen part of Russia's gold and foreign exchange reserves (GFR).

However, what the department expects is not entirely clear. Frozen assets are unlikely to be returned to Moscow even in the long run. Moreover, the European Union is seriously considering the possibility of transferring $415 billion of frozen Russian assets to Kiev in the form of compensation for Russia's launching a NVO against Ukraine.

Debt obligations of all types to non-residents in Russia for all issuers amount to about $150 billion. At the same time, non-residents also own a lot of property in the sphere of material production (from $700 billion to $1 trillion, according to various estimates). Its nationalization will more than cover the cost of all Russian assets frozen by the West.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 22 March 2022 13: 44
    You can nationalize
    1. Whose raw materials did these enterprises use?
    2. What components did you use
    3. What specialists worked there
    4. There are still a lot of questions, but it is necessary to select. And it is necessary to drive all import shareholders, taking away shares or transferring them to a frozen state.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 22 March 2022 13: 58
    Moreover, the European Union is seriously considering the possibility of transferring $415 billion of frozen Russian assets to Kiev in the form of compensation for Russia's launching a NVO against Ukraine.

    Thus, the European Union is pushing Russia to absorb Ukraine. Then $415 billion of frozen Russian assets will return back to Russia!
    1. svetlanavradiy Offline svetlanavradiy
      svetlanavradiy (Svetlana Vradiy) 24 March 2022 08: 18
      These $415 billion will be transferred to Kiev only if the Washington puppets rule there. In any case, we will not see this money.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 March 2022 15: 48
    Yes, as it will catch up, it will block it.
    In the meantime, the secretary ran around all the services - to save paper - the cost of a box reaches 6 thousand, a pack of one and a half thousand
  4. Awaz Offline Awaz
    Awaz (Walery) 22 March 2022 16: 45
    it is obvious that the authorities of the Russian Federation do not know what to do in such a situation and are waiting, in the hope of the favor of the "partners". Actually, with this money it was possible to build a one and a half millionth city where there is a thread on the Black Sea, so that it would be visible from the remnants of Ukraine and resettle all Donetsk people there and give land to this Ukraine. It would only bring profit and not squandering and squandering, which we see now
  5. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 24 March 2022 08: 40
    The author, or you have problems with mathematics, or with the name of currencies.
    3,4 trillion rubles = (approximately) 34 billion dollars. And we closed 10 times more.
    Or did Siluanov teach you economics? Probably, you and Nabiullina have one calculator for two ....