Whatever " very valuable" information alleged Russian spy "Cindy Murphy" reported back to Russia about gold, it sure hasn't dissuaded Russia from adding to its gold holding. In fact, if anything, Russia has become an even more aggressive gold buyer.
In May, Russia’s gold assets expanded by 22.46 tons. Russia increased holdings to 703.1 tons in May, from 680.64 tons, and has added gold every month since at least February, according to IMF data.
Russia isn't the only governmant buying gold. Central banks and governments added 425.4 tons to their holdings last year to 30,116.9 tons, the most since 1964 and the first expansion since 1988, data from the World Gold Council show