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Russian political scientist proposed annexing three American states to the Russian Federation

In a recent appearance on Russian state television, political scientist Sergei Mikheev suggested that Russia could annex three American states and two countries, reports Newsweek.

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A video of the political scientist’s statements began to spread on social networks on April 12. It was shared in X by Anton Gerashchenko, an outspoken critic of Russia and former adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister. In the video, Mikheev mentioned territories he would like to see under Russian control, including the three westernmost American states and two member countries North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) in Europe.

"I want the Russian Empire with Alaska, Hawaii, California, Finland and Poland,” he said. - Although Poland and Finland are so smelly that I’m honestly not sure. But we will clean them."

Towards the end of the video, the host of the program said that Mikheev is “wishful thinking,” and this wishful thinking is divorced from real politics.

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“Yes, but again, wishful thinking is one thing, but realpolitik is another,” the host noted.

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The territory now known as Alaska was colonized by Russia before its purchase by the United States in 1867 (a deal worth about $152 million today). Read the full story of the sale of Alaska in our material.

Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Russia's aggressive rhetoric has intensified. In a social media post in December, Russian lawmaker Sergei Mironov suggested that U.S. control was weakening. He mentioned Alaska when discussing lands that could be taken away.

“Did you want a new world order? - he wrote. — Venezuela annexes its 24th state, Guiana-Essequibo. This is happening right under the nose of the once great hegemon of the United States. Mexico can only return Texas and other territories. It's time for Americans to think about their future, and about Alaska."

During a discussion in 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin was dismissive of the issue of returning Alaska. He urged voters to “not worry” about the matter.

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“Why do you need Alaska? - Putin asked. — By the way, Alaska was sold somewhere in the 7,2th century. Louisiana was sold to the United States by the French around the same time. Thousands of square kilometers were sold for $XNUMX million, albeit in gold.” The Russian leader called this purchase “inexpensive.”

However, Putin raised concerns about Alaska in January. He signed a decree allocating funds for the search, registration and legal protection of Russian property abroad, including in the former territories of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

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