Moscow Demands US Return Alaska and California To Russian Control

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Moscow is calling for the return of its historic settlements in Alaska and California, demanding the US hand over the former settlements, as Russia continues displaying signs of increasing bullishness regarding the prospect of total victory in Ukraine.

A member of Putin’s parliament in Moscow outlined the plan for reclaiming the settlements in Alaska and California, claiming they will be due after the “demilitarization” of Ukraine is complete.

Alaska and Fort Ross in California were part of the Russian empire in the 18th and 19th centuries before they were sold to the United States.  

DailyMail report: Moscow’s TV pundits and show hosts have also begun endorsing the idea of publicly hanging Ukrainians who are standing against Russia — something the Kremlin has reportedly already mulled, according to Bloomberg. 

Duma member Oleg Matveychev, appeared on Russian state news on Sunday, outlining a series of demands for both Washington and Kyiv ‘after Ukraine’s demilitarization is completed.’

It comes as Russian and Ukrainian officials meet for another round of peace talks Tuesday. 

Meanwhile in the latest escalation of tension between the White House and the Kremlin, Moscow’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced new sanctions on Tuesday against 11 Americans including President Joe Biden himself, Hunter Biden, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

We should be thinking about reparations from the damage that was caused by the sanctions and the war itself, because that too costs money and we should get it back,’ Matveychev said on Sunday Evening With Vladimir Solovyov. 

He continued, ‘The return of all Russian properties, those of the Russian empire, the Soviet Union and current Russia, which has been seized in the United States, and so on.‘ 

Solovyov asked if the lawmaker specifically meant Alaska and the former Russian settlement of Fort Ross, California.

That was my next point. As well as the Antarctic,’ Matveychev said. ‘We discovered it, so it belongs to us.’

The first Russian colony on Alaska was founded in 1784, named Three Saints Bay. There began the Russian-American Company, a trading monopoly chartered by Czar Paul I in 1799 which drove the Empire’s expansion in North America.

Alaska was sold to the US in 1867 during Andrew Johnson’s presidency for $7.2 million — which would be approximately $144.4 million in 2021.

The Russian-American company built Fort Ross, less than three hours outside of modern-day San Francisco, in 1812. The settlement was sold into private hands in 1841. 

Also on Tuesday, the US sanctioned 11 more Kremlin officials as well as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and his wife.  

In addition to Biden, Russia’s sanctions list includes US officials Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mark Milley and Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo.

The president’s son Hunter Biden and former Secretary of State Antony Blinken are also included.  

On Sunday Matveychev appeared to dismiss the idea of using nuclear weapons to achieve victory, declaring: ‘What for? We can take them down without it.’ 

Host Solovyov however, whose two Italian villas were recently seized amid the flurry of sanctions, called for executions or even nuclear strikes for ‘those who took our money.‘ 

I still think that those who took our money should be told, you have 24 hours to unfreeze our funds, or else we’ll send you what you know we’ve got.‘ 

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at The People's Voice. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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  1. Yes America repaid the Romanoffs who sent the entire Russian navy to its defense against a joint British French invasion by double crossing and betraying tsar Alexander s descendants and after baiting them into entering ww1 by assuring them America as their good friends wouldn’t let them down and would be right there by their side, left them to be butchered, and so set up Communism in Russia,. And then western historians talk about the infamous “ingratitude of the Romanoffs”.
    I’ve always said Russia should NEVER have sold alaska to them.
    And quite frankly just as the old Russian nobility never forgave tsar Nicholas for dealing with the French, I personally think Putin should have pulled down the iron curtain at least 15 years ago For world peace . I would have.

    • Iron curtain got pulled down in 1990, or so we’re told. At any rate, you can now visit there without being strip-searched by KGB thugs, like I was in 1977 when I visited. I could only be allowed in because I went with a tour group.

  2. Okay, now its getting interesting. California was an island not so long ago. Named after Kali the Hindu goddess. The mountains are melted buildings and cities, this is why you could literally pick up gold nuggets there. Popcorn anyone?

  3. No listing in the book for a Fort Ross, CA postmark or stampless letter! I suspect any mail from there would be in Russian from a Russian ‘post office abroad’ located at Fort Ross and most likely quite scarce and costly.

  4. shakie town& ice station zebra OK they are yours than do we get to keep FLORIDA?&some islands and can we move back to mexicola?

  5. Why would you want all the land? the taxes alone would cost more than you could ever afford and shake and bake is falling off soon and ice station Zebra is melting fast WTF are you going to do with all that dirt sand and ice

  6. So let’s see….

    I sold my car to you and demand you return it back. I suppose next we’ll see France demand the return of the American heartland. smdh that stoopidity seems to be a worse pandemic than Chinese Death Plague!

  7. Can’t you see what Putin is really trying to communicate? He doesn’t want those places. He is purposely being ridiculous to show a point about Ukraine.

  8. Ask President Trump for a comeback and beg him to give Denmark a proposition that can´t be refused of buying Greenland where to send these disastrous “Democrats” to get a chance to cool off!

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