Russia just threatened to invade Alaska
Written by Brandon Gage July 06, 2022
Several top figures inside the Kremlin have threatened to attack Alaska in retaliation to sanctions imposed upon Russia over its barbaric invasion of Ukraine.
“Russia’s lower house speaker, Vyacheslav Volodin, warned the United States ought to hesitate when seizing or freezing Russian assets abroad, and instead ought to remember that Alaska previously belonged to Russia,” The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.
The Alaskan territory was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million – roughly $142 million today when adjusted for inflation – as part of a treaty that checked Russia’s trade expansion toward the American Pacific Northwest.
“Let America always remember, there is a part of [Russian] territory: Alaska,” Volodin said, per the Ukrainian broadcasting station Hromadske International. “So when they start trying to dispose of our resources abroad, before they do it, let them think: we also have something to return.”
Other lawmakers in Moscow issued various additional ultimatums.
“State Duma Vice Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy proposed holding a referendum in Alaska, Volodin said, according to RBC,” noted The Daily Beast. “Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council, took the threats even further, and hinted at nuclear escalation.” Continue reading “Russia just threatened to invade Alaska” →