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!”