Some Russians rethink Alaska sale

Some Russians rethink Alaska sale

There are 88 comments on the www.juneauempire.com story from Oct 18, 2009, titled Some Russians rethink Alaska sale. In it, www.juneauempire.com reports that:

Is Russia having a case of seller's remorse for letting Alaska go for a pittance? And if so, why did it take so long? It was today in 1867 that Russia formally let Alaska go, peddling its Russian America territory to the underdeveloped United States for $7.2 million to ensure that its rival European power, Great Britain, didn't get it.

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Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#82 Nov 4, 2009
Deng wrote:
In a few yars the United States will be weak and all a brave Russian has to do is to land a few rowboats and when the fatassed USAers see this they'll hightail it back over the hills to San Francisco and Washington D.C. to be with their Man.
Maybe they can launch those boats from what was China's coast.........as they will have mowed thru those android chinese by then..........BTW, did you say, in a few yars? That does not compute,compute,compute,.....
Jacko

Lake Forest, IL

#83 Nov 5, 2009
uther pendragon wrote:
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I do not see illegal immigration as a positive either but immigration itself is. The two do tend to get thrown together as one around here.
Amen
blue_zinc

Montpelier, VT

#84 Nov 7, 2009
Robespierre wrote:
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Take it easy. I was only joking about Alaska, OK?
Alaska rightly belongs to the States.
You are right about the neglect when it was owned by Russia. In fact, Tasrist governments didn't care much about Alaska; it was mostly managed by a Russian private company and used as a coastal trading post. And you are also right in saying that Russia didn't try to colonise it by sending large population, as they could have done, like in Siberia. In these days, the Tsars decided where you lived, and Siberia became populated by Tsarist policy. That wasn't the case with Alaska.
Alaska (US) paid Russia 7.2 million for Alaska in 1867?
The loser?: Russia

gains from Alaska boosted the growth of Alaska through depression, the Alaska Native People? were detached from producing and yielding resources, while the privileged and the ennobled dilapidated the land and the Alaskan people took a back seat.
blue_zinc

Montpelier, VT

#85 Nov 8, 2009
Stephany McDowell wrote:
Russians, Hear ye, hear ye. Take Alaska back by force. Alaska never should have become part of the U.S.
Alaska is already spoken for.
sglbgmallinone

Turmero, Venezuela

#86 Nov 8, 2009
Lol!
PROUD TO BE SERB

Port Pirie, Australia

#88 Mar 18, 2014
Stephany McDowell wrote:
Russians, Hear ye, hear ye. Take Alaska back by force. Alaska never should have become part of the U.S.
Alaska is Russia . Dot Stop.
We have to heve are reforendom in Alaska .
Mr ommama it is USA democracy. Thanks.
PROUD TO BE SERB

Port Pirie, Australia

#89 Mar 18, 2014
Mr omamma ALASKA IS RUSSIA . Dot. Stop.
We have to settle the Alaska dispute.
Or tomorrow . You will see . Alaska is gone .
Mr PUTIN is comming to town . Lol
150th in line 2 th THRONE

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#90 Mar 18, 2014
Giving it back would be a nice gesture.

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