Monday, March 30, 2015

When Russia Ruled Alaska: Marking 148 Years of Historic Property Deal

While many Russians once lamented Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's decision to give the Crimean peninsula to his native Ukraine in 1954, it wasn't the first time Russia parted with prime real estate: exactly 148 years ago Alaska became a territory of the US; some myths regarding the sale still remain.

“Don’t fear for your hide, care for your honor” — “Ghost” brigade motto


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