Alaska was colonized by Russia in the late 1700s, but the US purchased the land in 1867. Now, Russia has threatening to claim Alaska if the US continues to seize Russian resources.
Vyacheslav Volodin, the head of the Russian State Duma, issued a warning that if the US continued to seize Russian resources overseas, Russia might demand the return of Alaska.
“Decency is not a weakness. We always have something a response. Let America always remember that there is part of its territory, Alaska. When they start trying to dispose of our resources abroad, before doing so, let them think that we also have something to claim back,” said Volodin.
A territorial feud
The politician from Russia mentioned his prior warning to disavow a maritime agreement between Norway and Russia when some cargoes were prevented from passing through Norwegian waters, claiming that Norway afterwards permitted the shipments to pass.
Volodin also emphasized that Russia does not meddle in American issues, claiming that American politicians have been holding Russia responsible for all of the nation’s problems.
Alaska was colonized by Russia in the late 1700s, but the US purchased the land in 1867.
Russian lawmakers have threatened to cancel several treaties and agreements with various nations in recent months.