KIEV. June 16. UNN. Russian Federation in April 2018 sold Treasury securities U.S. at 47.5 billion dollars. This is evidenced by data published by the U.S. Treasury, reports UNN.

In March 2018 Russia owned securities of the U.S. Treasury for a total amount of at 96.1 billion. However, as follows from the data of the U.S. Treasury, in April, the volume has halved, reaching 48.7 billion dollars.

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The amount of ownership of American government securities in April was the lowest for Russia since March 2008, when the U.S. with the collapse of investment Bank Bear Stearns, the financial crisis began. High investments of Russia in the US national debt was reached in October 2010 — 176,3 billion.

Thus, in the list of foreign States-investors in us Treasury bonds Russia dropped to 22nd place and first place in the list holds the China owns US government bonds worth about $ 1.2 trillion. Behind him in the ranking of holders of U.S. government bonds are Japan (1,031 trillion dollars.) Ireland (300 billion dollars), Brazil (294 billion USD) and the UK (262 billion dollars).

Recall, the U.S. Treasury in early April of this year joined the list of Russian businessmen and top managers, against which the sanctions. In the new sanctions list of 38 Russian individuals and legal entities, including Rosoboronexport, “Russian financial Corporation” and the largest aluminum producer in Russia, UC Rusal.