Tag: Fort Ross

Russian Duma Deputy Wants California and Alaska Back

September 29, 2014

Staunton, September 26 – Mikhail Degtyarev, a LDPR Duma deputy, has asked the Russian foreign ministry to clarify the status of land that had belonged to Russia in what is now the US state of California because he believes that Washington did not pay for it as required by a nineteenth century bilateral agreement. As […]

Now Some Russians Want Moscow to Demand Northern California Back

March 26, 2014

Staunton, March 26 – The view of some Russians that Moscow should get Alaska back from the United States has attracted a certain amount of bemused attention both in the Russian Federation and abroad. But the idea has been around so long that most people do not pay it much attention. But it is indicative […]