How far is Alaska from Russia?
The answer is 2 and a half miles!
When the US bought Alaska from Russia for over $7,200,000, it was called 'Seward's Folly' for the Secretary of State who negotiated the deal. Hardly anyone in America knew anything about Alaska except that it was thought to be a frozen waste, too far north and too far from the lower 48 to be worth anything. In a word, ignorance.
Russia Russia, in 1867 the secretary of the state of US, Mr. William Seward under the President Andrew Johnson, bought Alaska from Russia. From Russia in th XIXth century. On March 18th 1867, Russia sold Alaska and the Aleutians to the USA for 7,200,000 dollars - or 29 dollars an acre. This was bad for Alaska as it lost its civilian government. The USA did nothing for many years except evict Russians from their homes…