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Russian America


During the 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 Alaska.



Russian Exploration of Alaska
Russian Interactions with Alaska Natives
Lives of the First Russian Settlers
Craftsmen and Farmers Given to Shelikhov's Company in America
Register of Russian Settlers
Record of Deceased Workers
Links to Some Russian Settlements




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