In order to be able to receive the Russians they fused the Spanish gold that was in its majority in coats of currencies and, by alloy of gold, the initial tonnage lowered to 460 tons. Moscow also acquired defense and deposit of the reserves by almost two years. History indicates that Stalin made disappear to all the Russian civil servants who were involved in the operation with the exception of the main coordinator who flees to the United States and counts history. In February of 1939, desperate one because this losing the Civil War, Juan Negrin Lopez already like Head of Government, asks more armament to Stalin but no longer has balance in the account and it misestimates it to Stalin. Desperate, it requests a credit by 110 million dollars of which Stalin only approves 55 million to him by arms that never arrived and that remained in the way in France to to finish the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union acquired that credit with the bottom of aid gathered for Spain in its country, peculiarly by the same amount.
It goes thieves! So that they occur an idea of the communist swindle, Moscow received to him to Spain with the Soviet reserves, advisers, aviators, tank crewmen, translators and mechanics. One invoiced to the roundtrip of Russian soldiers and its families, the diets, the pays and lodging, maintenance, hospitalization and vacations of the Russian families, funerals and subsidies for the widows of the soldiers, training of the Spanish pilots in the Soviet Union, creation and remodeling of the airports of the Republic where the training flights became. Everything. Everything in charge of Spanish gold. The important games but were those of the war material that of October of the 1936 to August of 1937 ascended to 131 million dollars, more expenses of organization more commissions; and of December of 1937 to August of 1938 to 39.8 million dollars.