Summary: In October 1867, with the stroke of a pen, Russian America became Alaska. But what happened to the Russian colonists and children of Russian colonists for whom this land was home?
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More photos of Russian America If you read Russian, you will get a bit more out of this page. But even if you don't, you can marvel at the great archival pictures, taken just a few decades after the handover of Russian America.