It appears the former President Trump was correct and Vladimir Putin is “savvy” and a “genius” after all. . .

The Financial Time reports that “it might already be too late for sanctions to restrain Vladimir Putin”:

This “insulation” is “huge reserves” of gold, not U.S. dollars:

Welp:

“Looks as if Kremlin is well prepared for sanctions”:

Over the years, Putin has reduced his holdings of U.S. government bonds and moved into gold:

And this means as the price of gold goes up, so do his reserves.

“Russia feels no pain, just profit”:

“Can anyone in the White House do fourth-grade math?”:

Do we *really* want to know the answer to that?

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