WorldViews: Alaska Day or time for annexation? The Russian jokes that just won’t die.

By Karoun Demirjian, October 17, 2014

On this Saturday in 1867, Russia officially handed over the territory that would become Alaska to the United States. Nearly a century and a half later, icy relations between Russia and the United States have breathed new life into old jokes that "Russian America" should reunite with the Motherland.

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