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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Sitka, Alaska
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel while under Russian rule (Tlingit: Sheetʼká; Russian: Ново-Архангельск or Новоaрхангельск, Novoarkhangelsk), is a unified city-borough lo...
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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 ...
Joseph Billings
Joseph Billings (c. 1758 - 1806) was an English navigator and explorer who spent the most significant part of his life in Russian service.In 1785, the Russian government of Catherine II commissioned a...
Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse
Jean François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse ([ʒɑ̃ fʁɑ̃swa də ɡalop kɔ̃t də lapeʁuːz]; variant spelling of his name comte "de La Pérouse"; 23 August 1741 – 1788?) was a French Navy officer and explorer...
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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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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...
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Ivan Vasilyev
Ivan Vasilyev was a Russian explorer and navigator of the Imperial Russian Navy. He accompanied Leonty Andrianovich Gagemeister on ship Neva to explore the coasts of Alaska and the North Pacific in 18...
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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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 ...
Peter the Aleut
Cungagnaq (date of birth unknown - d. 1815) is venerated as a martyr and saint (as Peter the Aleut) by some jurisdictions of the Eastern Orthodox Church. He was allegedly a native of Kodiak Island (A...
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Prince of Wales Island (Alaska)
Prince of Wales Island is one of the islands of the Alexander Archipelago in the Alaska Panhandle. It is the fourth-largest island in the United States (after Hawaii, Kodiak Island, and Puerto Rico) a...
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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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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...
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 ...