With all the talks of various reparations, territorial claims and such, I is both interesting and educational to remember the history the the Russian America, and remind certain actors that if the legality of other past documents can be brought into question, so can the sale of Alaska and California.
Below are several articles from “Argumenty i Fakty” that take a look at that history and mull over what could have been done differently. The last article in the series is illustrative of the battle with the monuments in the “Woke-Woke West” as a manifestation of a brainless demolition of history.
Table of contents:
- Kindness, “kushka” and “luzhka”. What kind of memory did the Russians leave in California
- Left without Alaska and Hawaii. How Russia Failed the Pacific Strategy
- “To hold on to this patch of land.” Russians in America were a bone in the throat of the world powers
- The “Correct” Wrangel. Polar Explorer Couldn’t Bear the Sale of Alaska
- “For the future generations.” Will the Russian ruler of Alaska be saved by ransom?
- Sentenced to transfer. Americans will get rid of the Russian ruler of Alaska
Kindness, “kushka” and “luzhka”. What kind of memory did the Russians leave in California
Orthodox chapel in Fort Ross. / Frank Schulenburg / Commons.wikimedia.org
200 years ago, on the 11th of September 1812, the official opening of the Russian colony in California, founded back in March, was marked with cannon and rifle salute. It remained nameless all the preceding months and received the name only six months later. The Russian fortress “by drawing of a lot before the icon of the Saviour” was named Fort Ross.