240 Tons of Cash Sent by Moscow to Embattled Syrian GovernmentSubmitted by go213mph on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 11:37
With its money supply running low during the rebel uprising, the Syrian government received a huge infusion of currency from Russia, according to ProPublica.
The investigative website obtained records showing Russia sent more than 200 tons of “bank notes” to Syria over a 10-week period from early July to mid September.
According to the flight manifests, a Syrian transport plane made eight round-trip flights between Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport and Damascus International Airport, with each trip involving 30 tons of bank notes. The logs do not specify the type of currency that was shipped.