RUSSIA: Moscow Gold

Same day the Polish gold arrived, Paris experts announced they had totted up what they thought was a fair estimate of Soviet Russia's gold reserve. Before World War I Russia ranked fourth among the gold-producing countries of the world. She has vast deposits in the Ural and Caucasus and in Siberia. But according to the Paris experts, the dust has not been panning out the way it should have. As a "considerable over-estimate," the Frenchmen thought the Soviet might have in ready gold 21,000,000 ounces ($760,000,000)—only four times as much as the U. S. produces in a single year; at...

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