Russians discovered Alaska

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Russians discovered Alaska in 1732.

Russians discovered Alaska in 1732.

When: 1732

The discovery and development of Alaska belong to the Russian people.

Alaska discovered in 1732 by the expedition of explorers led by assistant navigator Ivan Fyodorov and Mikhail Gvozdev surveyor on the ship "Havriil." The area of the peninsula is more than half a million square kilometers.

In 1867, the imperial government * sold * Alaska to the United States for 7.2 million dollars (11 million gold rubles), or about ten kopecks per hectare.

Russians discovered Alaska in 1732.

When Secretary of State William Seward bought Alaska, one of the most resource-rich regions of the world, he was charged with abuse of authority and was also forced to resign. The newspapers called the acquisition "freezer Seward ... Walrussia", and "Icebergia". Seward, however, insisted on his decision and called the country of Alaska, which means "great country" in the language of the Aleuts.

For 70 years (from 1867 to 1936), the new owners have taken out of here, according to incomplete data, some fur on the $ 300 million of gold - at $ 470 million and the fish are more than a billion dollars.

Good deal!

Russians discovered Alaska in 1732.

Russians discovered Alaska in 1732.

The source: i-fakt.ru

2013-04-25 10:18:40Z   i-Kirby       2013-04-25 10:22:10Z   i-Kirby