WATCH VIDEO: Wreck of Russian warship carrying ‘8 lakh crore rupees in gold’ discovered

The ship, Dimitri Donskoi, Donskoi is believed to have been carrying the gold supplies of the entire Second Pacific Squadron – used to pay crew salaries and docking fees – when it sank.

The Hush Post: A South Korean salvage team has discovered the wreck of a Russian warship that sank 113 years ago. The warship is rumoured to contain a trove of 200 tonnes of gold worth $ 133 billion or Rs. 8 lakh crore. The ship, Dimitri Donskoi, Donskoi is believed to have been carrying the gold supplies of the entire Second Pacific Squadron – used to pay crew salaries and docking fees – when it sank.

Divers from salvage firm Shinil Group had been searching for the wreck for years and finally located it  near Ulleungdo island, a mile off South Korea, at a depth of more than 1,400 feet. The Group has posted photos and footage of the discovery on the internet.

The Russian Imperial Navy cruiser was found It was scuttled by her crew in 1905 to stop it falling into Japanese hands following the battle of Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War.

According to certain media reports, the cruiser was carrying around 550 boxes of gold biscuits and coins. However, no proofexists that the ship carried gold, with academics raising doubts that a warship would carry such valuable cargo.

Sinhil Group says that the wreck will be raised from the sea bed by October or November. The Group has pledged to donate 10 per cent of their find to help develop Ulleungdo and gift another 10 per cent to Russia as the owner of the wreck.

 

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