Russian Speaker Threatens To Take Alaska

In this handout photo provided by The State Duma, The Federal Assembly of The Russian Federation, Speaker of the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin speaks during a parliamentary session in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Volodin, a longtime Putin aide, warned Wednesday that Washington should remember that Alaska was part of Russia when it freezes Russian assets. (The State Duma, The Federal Assembly of The Russian Federation via AP)

The speaker of the Russian parliament’s lower house is threatening to take back Alaska. 

Putin ally Vyacheslav Volodin made the remark in response to the U.S. seizing Russian assets abroad.

Volodin warned that if the US continues to seize Russian resources abroad, Moscow could reclaim Alaska, formerly a part of the Russian territory.

He said, “Let America always remember; there is a part of [Russian] territory: Alaska. So when they start trying to dispose of our resources abroad before they do it, let them think: we also have something to return.” 

Recently, in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, in Siberia, a billboard went up reading, “Alaska is Ours!”


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