America rejects Russia’s request to return Alaska

Alaska lawmakers are not happy with a Russian official who said the U.S. should return Alaska to Russia.

Oleg Matveychev, a Russian parliament, addressed the numerous sanctions against Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis. Matveychev says leaders should “think about reparations.”  

“The harm these sanctions caused us cost money. Return of possessions, including possessions of the Russian Empire, Soviet Union and even parts of Russia that are now occupied by the United States,” Matveychev said on Sunday, according to the Anchorage Daily News.  

In addition to Alaska, Matveychev discussed Fort Ross, which was built by Russians in California, according to the California Department of Parks and Recreation. We actually discovered it, so it rightfully belongs to us,” said the parliamentarian

In 1866, Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, and territory officially became a state in 1959.

In a funny twist, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski tweeting coverage of the comments and a gif of Taylor Swift with the caption “That will never, ever, ever happen!”  

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy  continued calling for a no-fly zone in Ukraine, or at least additional military hardware, sanctions and other actions targeting Russia as the country continues its invasion of Ukraine. 

With so much uncertainty, one thing is clear: The Cold War has returned.

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  1. Ah, and here we have it. Where progressives want to give reparations to blacks because one of their ancestors may have been a slave and want to give reparations to native Americans because they hunted on land that immigrants settled, will the progressive s agree and hand over Alaska and maybe California since Russians were there first. Maybe they’ll rethink the Mexican war and how we took land granted by the Spanish king or return Florida to Spain since they settled first or give back the Louisiana purchase to the French because it was as bad a deal for the French as long island was for the Indians and then again, what about the poor, poor English who spent so much time, money, and lives to find and settle and fight to keep america, only to have ungrateful subjects decide they weren’t required to serve their king.I mean fair’s fair.

  2. I am sick of all this reparation BS, just because something happened years ago, we today had nothing to do with it and it happened all over the world. I for one never thought we should give anything we took during the war, we should have kept some kind of partnership so we would not keep hearing our military has to leave. We fought and many died and was wounded and are still paying. the old marine

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