Russia Demands Return Of California’s Fort Ross And Alaska

When it comes to dealing with Russia, the White House may not be showing much strength. But Alaska appears to be exhibiting some. Russia is demanding the U.S. give back Alaska. However, Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy had the perfect reply.

Russian Duma member Oleg Matveychev, stated on Russian official media that they demand restitution for the sanctions imposed by the U.S.

Oleg Matveychev, who frequently speaks on behalf of high government officials, made the request on Russian state television on Sunday. He stated that Russia should consider compensation for the harm caused by the sanctions and the conflict itself. This covers Alaska as well as Fort Ross, California, a little portion in Sonoma County that was formerly the Russian Empire’s southernmost stronghold in North America until being sold off in 1841.

In response to Matveychev, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy replied “Good luck with that.” “Hundreds of thousands of armed Alaskans and military personnel will view things differently,” he continued.

According to the Daily Beast, Russian Senator Alexander Matveychev wants the United States to restore “all medals that have been unjustly seized from their sportsmen during all Olympic games.” He also wants Russia to extradite Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia’s anti-doping laboratory who admitted to doping Olympic athletes.

The Duma member further stated that his demand covers the Antarctic, claiming that “we found it, thus it is ours.”

Russia’s demands will likely be ignored by the U.S. It’s unlikely that California and Alaska will be up for negotiation. But with Biden as captain, we’ll be lucky to have any ship at all by 2024.