How far is Alaska from Russia at their closest points?
They share a common Maritime border. But the closest land distance would be 2.4 miles from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede Island in Russia.
The distance from Russia to its closest US point is approximately 50.9 miles. This is the easternmost point of Russia across the Bering Strait to Cape Prince of Wales in Alaska. As an aside, the distance from Russia to what we consider the 48 contiguous states, with the most northwestern state being Washington, is approximately 2061 miles.