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Give Alaska back to Russia

27 March 2014, 07:11

According to The Washington Times a petition doing the rounds seeks to return Alaska back to the Russian Stable. 

It's been reported that the petition has garnered 18 000 signatures,( or 22 000 according to another article by Rianovosti, a Russian news site,) about a fifth of that required for a formal White House review.

The petition was initiated by a resident of Anchorage who declined to named, but only provided the initials of S.V.

The petition was circulated  a week ago, and providing 100 000 sign by April 20th The Obama administration will issue a formal response.

The petition, written in faulty grammar reads "Groups Siberian Russians crossed the Isthmus ( now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago.

Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts, inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago.

 First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat St Gabriel under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant Navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and Di Pavlutski 1729 -1735 years....Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia"

Russian explorer Mikhail Gvozdez first sited Alaska in 1732, and Russians settled there, eventually colonizing the region. 

Alaska was a Russian colony until 1867 when Russian Emperor Alexander the 11 sold it to the United States for $ 7.2 million.

The petition is available on the White House website.  

Other American states have requested their independence in the past, Texas, Tennessee,  Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, et al, the last of these being Texas in 2012 for economic considerations.


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