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140 years ago, Alaska became part of the U.S.

October 18 2007
06:00

Today marks exactly 140 years from the date of accession of Alaska to the United States of America. October 18, 1867 in Novo-Arkhangelsk, later renamed in Sitka, a ceremony transferring the peninsula to the U.S. authorities.

Contract for the sale of Alaska was signed by Russian Ambassador to the United States, Eduard de Stoeckl and U.S. Secretary of State William Seward March 30, 1867. The transaction amount was 11 million rubles. gold, transmits radio "Liberty".

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