On the trail of Tsar’s lost gold

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2018-6-142-86-89

V.B. Kuznetsov

The article traces back the loss of Russia’s gold reserve in the years of the First World War in conditions of the Civil War. The author attempted the assessment of the White movement documents and the Soviet historical records. The author describes the attitude of allies (Entente) to Russia in the revolutionary years, as well as the policy of the Russian Government in 1990s aimed at the returning of the lost gold to Russia. Quantitative indices are provided on a consistent calculation basis.

Key words: gold reserve, revolution, gold mining, Gold Train, White Forces, Red Forces, Kolchak, Entente, Lenin

Mining Industry Journal №6 (142) 2018, p. 86