Russia adds another 9 tons of gold to its reserves in the last month.
Russia's move to do so has been accelerated by the situation in Ukraine. The United States has imposed financial sanctions against Russia to retaliate against what they see as Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Russia has responded with three initiatives designed to avoid the impact of the U.S. sanctions by reducing its reliance on the U.S. dollar.
The chart below shows the progress Russia is making in its third initiative to increase their gold reserves: