Petition to Reunite Alaska With Russia
(Moscow, Russia) From RIA Novosti:
Over 22,000 people have signed a petition calling for the secession of Alaska from the United States to seek reunification with Russia.Previous motions have been rejected despite having garnered sufficient signatures on petitions.
The petition, available on the White House website, opened on March 21. If the motion attracts 100,000 signatures within a month, the Obama administration is obliged to respond according to its guidelines.
The petition, entitled "Alaska Back to Russia," encourages a vote on secession, citing historic travels of Russian explorers to Alaska, as far back as the crossing of native Siberians across the Bering land bridge over 10 thousand years ago.