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Secret stash of tsar's gold worth billions found in old rail tunnel near Lake Baikal

By The Siberian Times reporter
01 April 2017

Royal discovery made after 99-year-old code is broken by Siberian mathematics genius.

A formal statement is due around noon in Moscow on Saturday when the first pictures of the gold will be revealed to the world's media. Picture: The Siberian Times 

The former tunnel and at undisclosed location in Irkustk region is today under the protection of the Russian national guard after the sensational discovery exactly century after Tsar Nicholas II was deposed. 

Rail carriages packed with gold bullion bearing the Romanov insignia along with 'other treasures' - in the possession of anti-Bolshevik forces as they retreated from the Red Army after the Russian Revolution - was hidden in 1918, according to sources quoted by multiple Russian news agencies. 

At least one 'crown once worn by the last Russian emperor' is in the collection, it was reported early today. 

Unlike last year's claim of Nazi gold hidden in Poland, today's report is 'genuine and verified by competent state organs' under direct Kremlin orders, said a source close to the discovery.

A formal statement is due around noon in Moscow on Saturday when the first pictures of the gold will be revealed to the world's media.

Secret stash of tsar's gold worth billions found in old rail tunnel near Lake Baikal
The former tunnel and at undisclosed location in Irkustk region is under the protection of the Russian national guard. Picture: The Siberian Times 


The first consignments will be moved to the Russian Central Bank within hours. The treasure has been claimed already by the Russian state in a closed-doors court case beginning at 00.01 on Saturday in Irkutsk under tight security.

The stash 'more than compensates for the cost of sanctions imposed by Western governments', said an informed insider early today.

The location of the gold was discovered after a secret code giving the coordinates of the location in Irkutsk region - originally found deep in the Stalin era - was cracked by a 21 year old mathematics protege who studies in Tomsk.

The document was seized from a Kolchak aide in 1919 and has lain for years in a Russian national archive in Moscow. 

Secret stash of tsar's gold worth billions found in old rail tunnel near Lake Baikal


Secret stash of tsar's gold worth billions found in old rail tunnel near Lake Baikal


Secret stash of tsar's gold worth billions found in old rail tunnel near Lake Baikal
Russia's gold pictured in vaults of Kazan State Bank in 1918. Pictures: The Siberian Times 


Over the decades, experts have failed to understand the bizarre instructions written  in Russian, French and English. 

'It was simple once I understood the importance of the numbers 1 and 4 and their complex interrelationship,' said the student in an interview with TASS news agency.  

The mathematics genius, who has not been named because his is also a 'hacking maestro' suspected by the FBI of involvement in penetrating Hillary Clinton's emails, took less than one hour to crack the decades-old formula designed to inform royalists the location of the treasure.

Since the defeat of Admiral Alexander Kolchak, leader of the White Russian forces, there has been speculation about the tsar's gold, and where it was stashed. 

In the months leading up to July 1918, when abdicated ruler Nicholas II and his family were shot on Lenin's orders, it is estimated that 73% of the world's largest gold reserves were held in Kazan, a city on the Volga River, before most was shifted further east into Siberia.

It had been moved here for security reasons during the First World War.

Secret stash of tsar's gold worth billions found in old rail tunnel near Lake Baikal
Alexander Kolchak. Picture: The Siberian Times 


Grainy pictures from the vaults of a Kazan bank highlight that gold and other other precious metals of untold value were held here. It is known that huge stocks of gold were removed to Omsk in Siberia by train on 13 October 1918.

One month later Kolchak was proclaimed Supreme Ruler of the country and Omsk was briefly the capital city of anti-Bolshevik Russia. 

One theory is that as the gold was transported east from Omsk and some of a suspected 1,600 tons of royal bullion sank into Lake Baikal near Cape Polovinny after a train accident. 

Mini-submarines scored Lake Baikal in 2010 for a cargo of gold that was reported to have fallen from a derailed train into the lake. 

Separate claims suggested gold was carried towards Imperial China by troops loyal to Kolchak across frozen Baikal in the winter of 1919-20. 

Other claims suggested gold was buried in Krasnoyarsk region. 

Secret stash of tsar's gold worth billions found in old rail tunnel near Lake Baikal


Secret stash of tsar's gold worth billions found in old rail tunnel near Lake Baikal


Secret stash of tsar's gold worth billions found in old rail tunnel near Lake Baikal
Mini-submarines scored Lake Baikal in 2010 for a cargo of gold that was reported to have fallen from a derailed train into the lake. Pictures: Channel 1 TV, The Siberian Times 


In 1928, a New York court was told that the gold was elsewhere - buried in woods near Kazan.

There have been claims the value of tsarist gold could be as much as $80 billion.

Provisional estimates from the site in Irkutsk region suggest the stash is worth 'a little less than $30 billion'.

Comments (18)

probably a huge show to unload gold collected for selling off nukes without the world being wiser
,
25/08/2017 12:40
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if it was an April Fool/s joke, why is there no statement form the SibTimes?
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
09/04/2017 16:12
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That would increase 40% Russian gold reserves, now at 1,600 tonnes, to over 2,000 tonnes of gold. Great for the economy.
Enrique, Spain
05/04/2017 20:23
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Martin in the Netherlands: The honorable thing, if the country was not being run by thieves, would be to use the money to build completely thousands of new hospitals and schools, all across the country, and especially pediatric facilities, for Russian children, ALL of whom (not just the children of the wealthy leadership) deserve a much better life than they are currently getting. Will they do it? Highly doubtful. Medvedev's shameful words about "hanging in there because we lack money" are the motto these people live by.
Maria Ashot, San Francisco, California, USA
03/04/2017 22:39
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The obvious question is: Were the Romanovs ransomed? And why not? They had money enough. This train proves it. It is entirely plausible to suggest it was left where it was specifically as ransom for their extraction from captivity. Many years have gone by. The historical evidence is there -- traces of it, known to specialists. They had enough family and friends to be able to pull this off, leading quiet lives until their eventual deaths of natural causes in various places. I do not in the least think less of them, or believe them to be less saintly or worthy of being admired, if they successfully escaped from the clutches of their Bolshevik tormentors.
Maria Ashot, San Francisco, California, USA
03/04/2017 22:35
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Russia deserve all the good in the world directed by the super intelligent Mr. Putin.



Viva Russia Viva Putin

Love you
Wael Shawareb, Amman - Jordan
03/04/2017 16:37
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Still no other news coverage - FakeNews - April Fools!!
jando, Memphis TN
02/04/2017 22:29
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It would be nice if they found Anastasia alive and well.....too.
Doc, U.S.
02/04/2017 18:27
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was it an April fool-s joke? could have been. it for sure was on no other news media. though it would have been nice indeed if it would have been true...
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
02/04/2017 10:26
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Real 'fake news'!
jeannius-82, Melbourne
02/04/2017 06:17
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Remember the Golden Rule. Those who have the Gold, Make the Rules.
Darwin, USA
01/04/2017 20:08
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Good one!!!
john, Burdett/USA
01/04/2017 18:51
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April 1 also in Siberia. Hahaha1
Simeon, Skultuna, Sweden
01/04/2017 18:09
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Happy April 1st!
Ian Sayer, Ascot UK
01/04/2017 15:47
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lets just hope it will find the right places and not the wrong pockets.
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
01/04/2017 13:40
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