There are reports that the Dmitri Donskoi was carrying gold: funds that the Russian fleet needed to pay for fuel, port fees and crew. File photo: Handout

Race for Russian warship’s ‘5,500 boxes of gold’ - rumoured to be worth US$133 billion - after wreck found in waters off South Korean island

The cruiser was scuttled 113 years ago in a bid to prevent the Japanese from seizing its fabled gold cargo

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There are reports that the Dmitri Donskoi was carrying gold: funds that the Russian fleet needed to pay for fuel, port fees and crew. File photo: Handout
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