(VitalNews.org) – Reports have surfaced that Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree stating that he would be reclaiming once “Russian real estate” that is now owned by the U.S. On Monday the U.S. State Department shrugged off these claims as Putin was referring to Alaska as the former Russian territory.
State principal deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said, “Let me just understand that he signed something today that said that the sale of Alaska is illegitimate. Well, I speak for all of us in the U.S. government to say that certainly, he is not getting it back.”
Putin, according to sources, stated that on Friday he signed a decree asking the Russian Department of Foreign Property to fund “the process of searching the real estate property owned by the Russian Federation, the former Russian Empire, the former USSR.” The decree stated Russia was “due registration of property rights,” and that they must hold, “legal protection of this property.”
A Russian blogger spoke out about Russia’s search for property and stated a few areas that they might start looking into, including Alaska.
The blogger stated, “We suggest starting with Alaska, the Dnieper Ukraine, Bessarabia, the Grand Duchy of Finland, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Central Asian states of Russian Turkestan, most of the Baltic provinces, and a significant part of Poland.”
The former president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, added his own support for taking back the property, writing, “According to a State Department representative, Russia is not getting back Alaska, which was sold to the U.S. in the 19th century. This is it, then. And we’ve been waiting for it to be returned any day. Now war is unavoidable.”
This is not the first time that Russia has talked about taking back property that was sold previously to other countries. For example, in December a Russian politician took to X and wrote about the possibility of Russia reclaiming other properties.
“Did you want a new world order? Receive and sign. Venezuela annexed a 24th state, Guyana-Essequibo,” The Russian politician posted on December 6th to X. He continued, “This is happening right under the nose of the once great hegemon of the United States. All that remains is for Mexico to return Texas and the rest. It’s time for Americans to think about their future. And also about Alaska.”
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