Russia – Alaska

Caucasus Mountains, Russia

Alaska used to belong to Russia until August 1867, when it was sold to the United States of America. The price was about two cents an acre, what makes 7.2 million USD.
Many US-citizens were unhappy with this transaction, however after the discovery of gold and oil in Alaska, the opinion changed.

p.s. Today’s picture shows the Caucasus Mountains, not Alaska.

4 thoughts on “Russia – Alaska”

  1. What a gorgeous photo. That’s interesting that many people in the US were unhappy about the purchase…outside of gold and oil it’s also a gorgeous section of land.

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