Where in Alaska was it owned by Russia?
All of Alaska was owned by Russia until 1867.
Yes, Alaska was previously owned by Russia. It was (officially) purchased in 1867 by the US via William Seward. The purchase of Alaska for 7.2 million dollars was viewed as Seward's Folly because no one saw any financial reason for the purchase. One could argue that this label was lifted when both gold and large quantities of oil were discovered in the state.
Alaska contains 586,412 square miles of land. It is larger than all but 18 sovereign countries. Approximately 60% of the land in Alaska is owned and managed by the federal government, about 28% is owned by the state of Alaska, 11% is owned by Alaska Natives and their organizations, and less than 1% is privately owned.
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…