Russian America & the Russian Colonization of the West

A timeline of events that led to Russia becoming the first European power first to establish and then renounce her overseas colonies.

A map of the territory of Alaska, later known as the Russian America | Photo Credits: BLRAM

The Russian colonization of Alaska lasted less than a century but, in that time, produced a rich history of enduring importance. As in the American…

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