The U.S. national debt has climbed to a stunning $14.3 trillion. Who are our biggest creditors, according to recent data from the U.S. Treasury?
No. 15: Russia Estimated ownership of U.S. government debt: $151 billion. Graduates walk under stormy looking skies at sunset in Red Square near the Kremlin in Moscow. Russia has been gradually cutting back on its ownership of U.S. Treasurys since the financial crisis ended, replacing bonds as they expire with investments in gold. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Buy Photo