Moscow’s annexation of Crimea was condemned worldwide, but some people in Alaska apparently are yearning for the days when they, too, were part of Mother Russia.
A petition on the White House website created by “S.V.” of Anchorage is calling on Alaskans and others to “vote” for Alaska to secede from the U.S. and become a part of Russia.
In less than a week, the petition, titled “Alaska Back to Russia,” has garnered nearly 30,000 signatures, though it’s unclear where they are from.
“Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia,” the petition says.
The petition, though strangely worded and difficult to understand, describes how Alaska was originally settled and populated by native Russians.
Secretary of State William Seward purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million, in a decision decried at the time as “Seward’s Folly.” The territory officially became the 49th state on Jan. 3, 1959.
SOURCE: Fox News