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Sitka  is a beautiful port of call greeting all the adventurers discovering The Last Frontier. The city lies on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean. Sitka has a long and eventful history. It attracts many tourists from all...
In Sitka (the city in Alaska , where Russia sold Alaska to America) we boarded a catamaran and went to watch wild animals. The main purpose of our trip were the sea-otters. Exactly because of their fur Russia colonized Alaska, and when each one of the otters were killed, sold it to...
In almost every town in Alaska that I've visited, there was something connected with Russia. This can be a church, or cemetery, or just a store with Russian dolls: I used to think that only Russia has 'Soviet streets', it turned out that in the USA there are also 'American streets': Also in...
On October 18, 1867, in Sitka Russia sold Alaska to the USA for a half of cent per one hundred square meters. On the morning of that day 250 U.S. and 80 Russian soldiers gathered on the Castle Hill - small hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Double volley was given by cannons in honor of the...