Russian politician Oleg Matveychev demands compensation from the United States…

Oleg Matveychev, Russian Lawmaker, Demands Reparations From U.s., Return Of Alaska

Russian politician Oleg Matveychev demands compensation from the United States as well as the return of Alaska.

Following its success in Ukraine, a Russian senator stated that his country will have additional demands, including Alaska.

Over the weekend, Duma member Oleg Matveychev stated that “when Ukraine’s demilitarization is done,” Russia should receive reparations from Europe and the United States “for the harm inflicted by the sanctions and the war itself.”

“Return of all Russian properties, those of the Russian empire, the Soviet Union, and present Russia, which have been taken in the United States, and so on,” he remarked on “Sunday Evening With Vladimir Solovyov.”

The host then inquired as to whether he was referring to Alaska and Fort Ross, California.

Mr. Matveychev, dubbed “the Kremlin’s spin doctor” by the Daily Mail, nodded and said, “That was my next point.” As well as the polar regions. It’s ours because we discovered it.”

Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867, in a deal dubbed “Seward’s Folly” at the time.

Fort Ross, located north of the San Francisco Bay Area in Sonoma County, was originally a Russian colonial colony managed by a private business chartered by the Czar. After Fort Ross began to deteriorate, John Sutter, of the California gold-rush fame, purchased it for $30,000.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy tweeted “nyet” in response to a Daily Mail piece on Russia’s demand for his state.

“Wishing you luck!” Not if we have a voice in the matter. Hundreds of thousands of armed Alaskans and military personnel will have a different perspective,” the Republican governor wrote.

Mr. Matveychev stated that the Kremlin’s demands will include “the return of all medals unlawfully seized from our athletes at all Olympic games, as well as the extradition of [doping whistleblower Grigory] Rodchenkov, as well as the extradition of several other criminals we’ll want.”

“I believe we should begin voicing all of this so that they are aware of what will be on the table.” ‘If you don’t want to talk to us about something minor, like Ukraine’s neutrality, then this is what you get.’ “And that’s not even the worst of it,” he added.