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Russian Sitka

Author: Will Swagel

July/August 2007
Page 28   ( 8 pages)

Summary: Nestled between the mountains and the sea, this unassuming harbor town was for sixty years the capital of Russian America. Today, 140 years on, there is still a strong Russian imprint in this former colonial outpost.

This article appeared in the July/August 2007 issue of Russian Life. The text of this article is not available online. Follow the link to the full issue listing to see if the back issue is available through our webstore.

Weblinks related to this story:

  • Russian Alaska Encyclopedic Info A good chronology of Russian colonization of Alaska
  • Sitka National Park Source of some of the great historical photos for our article, this site has loads of information on Sitka, past and present.
  • Sitka Travel Guide Our lead article have you thinking about a trip to the former capital of Russian America? Here is a good place to start looking for travel info.
  • The New Archangel Dancers This is the official site for the Sitka dance troupe featured in our story.
  • The Russian American Company No, not the original one that colonized Alaska, the one that exists today, selling Russian handicrafts, gifts and antiques in Alaska.
  • Webcam Visit Sitka without leaving your desk.
  • Weblog for our Cover Photographer Dave Dapcevitch, who took the cover photo and many of the inside photos of Sitka for our cover story, maintains this blog with lots of his great photos and travels.