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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Alaska petition to secede to Russia going strong at 18K signers -- By Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

Two men enjoy the view and take pictures of Cook Inlet and Mount Susitna, also known as Sleeping Lady, from the edge of mudflats on Monday, March 24, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. Temperatures reached the mid-30s on Monday. Public safety officials warn against walking on the mudflats, which can be unstable if not frozen. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)A petition that seeks to put Alaska back under Russian control has garnered more than 18,000 signatures in just a few days — about a fifth of what’s needed to capture a formal White House look.

The petition, called “Alaska Back to Russia,” was created by a resident of Anchorage who declined to list his name, but instead gave only the initials of S.V., United Press International reported.

The petition was first circulated last week and so far, it’s garnered more than 18,000 signatures. If a total of 100,000 sign on by April 20, the Obama administration will supposedly issue a formal response.

The petition — a bit grammatically challenged — nonetheless states: “Groups Siberian Russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago. Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago. First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat St. Gabriel under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years … Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia.”

The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867.

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