Russian fears of freezing their assets in the United States
Russia in March 2014 for two weeks, brought $ 115 billion from the Federal reserve Bank of new York, because they feared sanctions from the United States due to the annexation of Crimea.
About it to Agency Reuters said sources in the Federal reserve system and the U.S. Treasury.
“Despite persistent official rhetoric of the Kremlin, the fed and the Treasury came to the conclusion that Russia is afraid of freezing assets in the United States. After about a fortnight the money returned to the account, however, since watching them to see what sanctions will force Russia to withdraw reserves,” said a former official of the Federal reserve.
According to sources, over the past 15 years, the U.S. government seven times received from the fed nonpublic information about the financial actions of other governments.
While the fed acknowledged the practice of disclosure of accounting intelligence, but refused to comment on individual clients.
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