Interesting Mary, thanks. I have often pondered that if the crap should hit the fan, and I had food, and someone else had gold, would I trade food for gold? My answer would have to be no. I could eat the food, but the gold would not do me any good as far as my immediate survival. Gold, silver, or in this case, ivory, are only as valuable as 'someone' has told us it is.
Originally Posted by maryals
Are the Russians buying raw ivory, or are they buying ivory that has already been carved? If they're buying carved ivory, perhaps they are buying it cheap, and have intentions of reselling it on the black market--or maybe they're going to sell the raw ivory on the black market too.
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