Putin Wouldn't Dare Take Alaska

Did you miss the news that the mayor of Yakutsk, Russia, wants Spruce Island back?
Probably not coming after Spruce Island. Photographer: Alexei Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images

You might have missed the news that the mayor of Yakutsk, Russia, wants Spruce Island back. He claims to have documents that show that the island belonged to the Russian Orthodox Church, and therefore should not have been sold to the U.S. with the rest of Alaska.

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