Russian America
Russian America (Russian: Русская Америка, Russkaya Amerika) was the name of Russian colonial possessions in the Americas from 1733 to 1867. Settlements spanned parts of what are now the US states...
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Five Chinese Warships Spotted Off Alaska Coast During Obama Visit
Five Chinese navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in an apparent first for China’s military that came as US President Barack Obama ...
Juno and Avos (opera)
This is a very beautiful truly Hymn to Love ! This is the final aria from the rock-opera Juno and Avos (Yunona and Avos' ) by Rybnikov & Voznesensky - with...
Alaska purchase
The Alaska Purchase was the United States' acquisition of Alaska from the Russian Empire in 1867 by a treaty ratified by the U.S. Senate.Russia wanted to sell its Alaskan territory, fearing that it mi...
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Great Northern Expedition
The Great Northern Expedition (Russian: Великая Северная экспедиция) or Second Kamchatka expedition (Russian: Вторая Камчатская экспедиция) was one of the largest organised exploration enterpr...
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Russian-American Company
The "Russian-American Company Under the Supreme Patronage of His Imperial Majesty" (Russian: Под высочайшим Его Императорского Величества покровительством Российская-Американская Компания) was a s...
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Five Chinese Warships Spotted Off Alaska Coast During Obama Visit
Five Chinese navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in an apparent first for China’s military that came as US President Barack Obama ...
Bering Strait
169°0′W / 66.000°N 169.000°W / 66.000; -169.000The Bering Strait (Russian: Берингов пролив, Beringov proliv, Yupik: Imakpik) is a strait 82 kilometres (51 mi; 44 ...
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Herman of Alaska
Saint Herman of Alaska (Russian: Преподобный Герман Аляскинский, c. 1750s – November 15, 1836) was a Russian Orthodox monk and missionary to Alaska, which was then part of Russian America. His gentle ...
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Battle of Sitka
The Battle of Sitka (1804) was the last major armed conflict between Russians and Alaska Natives, and was initiated in response to the destruction of a Russian trading post two years before. The prima...
Battle of Sitka - Wikipedia
Russian Alaska
Russian America (Russian: Русская Америка, Russkaya Amerika) was the name of Russian colonial possessions in the Americas from 1733 to 1867. Settlements spanned parts of what are now the US states...
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Wevok, Alaska
Wevok is a former Inuit village in the western part of North Slope Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.Its name is derived from the Inuit name of Cape Lisburne, which lies only 5 km (3.1 mi)...
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Semyon Dezhnyov
Semyon Ivanovich Dezhnev (Russian: Семён Ива́нович Дежнёв; [sʲɪˈmʲɵn ɪˈvanəvʲɪtɕ dʲɪˈʐnʲɵf]; sometimes spelled Dezhnyov; c. 1605 – 1673) was a Russian explorer of Siberia and the first European to...
Semyon Dezhnyov - Wikipedia
Eduard de Stoeckl
Eduard Andreevich Stoeckl (Russian: Эдуард Андреевич Стекль) (Constantinople 1804 – Paris 1892) was a Russian diplomat best known today for having negotiated the American purchase of Alaska ...
Eduard de Stoeckl - Wikipedia
Vitus Bering
Vitus Jonassen Bering (baptised 5 August 1681, died 19 December 1741) also known as Ivan Ivanovich Bering was a Danish explorer and officer in the Russian Navy. He is known for his two explorations of...
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Evstratii Delarov
Evstratii Ivanovich Delarov (also spelled Evstrat Delarov and Eustrate Delarof, c. 1740 – 1806, Greek: Ευστράτιος Ντελάρωφ) was a Greek-born mariner who served with several Russian maritime fur ...
California Fur Rush
Before the 1849 California Gold Rush, American, English and Russian fur hunters were drawn to Spanish (and then Mexican) California in a California Fur Rush, to exploit its enormous fur resources. Bef...
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Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (Russian: Ру́сская Правосла́вная Це́рковь Заграни́цей, Russkaya Pravoslavnaya Tserkov' Zagranitsey), also called the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCA...
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - Wikipedia
Joasaph Bolotov
Bishop Joasaph (secular name Ivan Ilyich Bolotov, Russian: Иоанн Ильич Болотов; 1761 – May 1799) was a Russian Orthodox missionary, bishop of Kodiak, vicar of Irkutsk diocese.He came to Alaska as ...
Kenai, Alaska
Kenai (/ˈkiːnaɪ/, KEY-nigh) (Dena'ina: Shk'ituk't) is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 6,942 at the 2000 census and 7,100 as of the 2010 census.
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Sheshalik, Alaska
Sheshalik (Sisualik in Iñupiaq, means "one that has beluga whales" from sisuaq "beluga whale") is a former Inuit village and summer camp in the Northwest Arctic Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It...
Alexander Hunter Murray
Alexander Hunter Murray (1818 or 1819 – 20 April 1874) was a Hudson's Bay Company fur trader and artist.In 1847, he established the trading post at Fort Yukon at the juncture of the Yukon and P...
Kiwalik, Alaska
Kiwalik (sometimes written Keewalik) is an unincorporated community in the Northwest Arctic Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located where the Kiwalik River flows into Kotzebue Sound on the ...
Phoenix (Alaska)
The Phoenix was the first Russian-American Company ship built in Russian America (roughly equivalent to today's Alaska). It was constructed under the direction of James George Shields, a British marin...
Otto von Kotzebue
Otto von Kotzebue (Russian: О́тто Евста́фьевич Коцебу́, Otto Evstàf'evič Kotsebù) (December 30, 1787 – February 15, 1846) was a Baltic German navigator in Russian service.The second son of write...
Otto von Kotzebue - Wikipedia