Putin Goes After the United States Over Alaska

(RepublicanDaily.org) – With the ongoing and prolonged invasion of Ukraine and an impending armed conflict with NATO on the horizon, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plate might be full, but apparently not full enough – the Russian dictator is now challenging Russia’s sale of Alaska to the U.S. more than a century ago in 1867.

Putin recently signed a decree apportioning funds aimed at researching and registering properties of Russia and the old Soviet Union overseas – which ostensibly, includes Alaska. Russia sold Alaska to the U.S. for $7.2 million in a deal that was then considered to be mutually beneficial to both countries. The move is in line with Putin’s ambitious vision for Russia, in which he hopes to regain what he believes to be the golden years of the communist Soviet Union – which includes the territories once considered to be a part of it.

To that effect, the latest Russia Expo – which began in November last year and runs up to April this year – reflect that vision. Exhibits are on display that supposedly represent the different regions of Russia, including Ukraine and Crimea – regardless of the fact that the Russian military is still locked in a bloody and exhaustive war to occupy those territories.

Putin’s aggressiveness is also said to be tied to the upcoming Russian elections, which will be held on March 17, in which the strongman is once again expected to extend his hold of power on the country.

For its part, the United States has brushed aside Russia’s aspirations on Alaska. Vedant Patel, who serves as the State Department’s principal deputy spokesperson, said at a recent press conference, “I think I can speak for all of us in the U.S. government to say that certainly he’s not getting it (Alaska) back.” The quip was met with laughter by the assembled press at the event.

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