1800′s, what is now Alaska was being explored by Russia, who
played an important role in exploring America’s northwest
frontiers. In the course of over 140 years, the nation sent
over 225 ships into the North Pacific to create and trade
with its colonies.
Although Russia's presence in America was not as large as
that of the British or Spanish, the Russian American Company
was the Russian monarchy’s foremost example in its claim to
the new world.
On the following pages are
just some of the events of Russia's expansion attempts in