One can probably assume that Russian contingency planning is pretty darn good, fueled by a mixture of experience, institutional memory, paranoia, and a fair amount of wisdom. From Mac Slavo at shtfplan.com:
The grand order of things could be undergoing some major overhauls.
To put it more bluntly, a war to reset the global financial order is about to be unleashed.
Preparations inside Russia are being made in case the ultimate banking sanctions are placed on them, cutting off commerce inside the all-encompassing Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecomm SWIFT system – which runs credit, debt, and banking card transactions across a real time global network.
As it would be doled out by the banking elites, the price for misbehavior at the Kremlin could be ostracization from this global commerce vehicle.
But that isn’t the end of the story… Putin is readying his people to divorce from the international banking system altogether, and start over with a nationalistic platform, backed by thousands of tons of gold, and growing alliances with Europe, China and the BRICS nations, the Middle East and several emerging powers.
A major attempt to bring Russia under heel could result in the greatest schism the global system of finance has ever seen. Then what?
via Russia Insider:
Russia has successfully developed and implemented an alternative should it be excluded from international banking systems, according to a recent report.
As far as western sanctions go, by far Russia’s largest vulnerability is in its banking sector, which for better or for worse is tied to the hip with international banking.
If Russia wishes to maintain the status quo, there’s not much that can be done about this dependency. But shortly after sanctions were announced in 2014, Moscow set out to prepare for the worst-case scenario: being cut off from the Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system.