Thousands sign White House petition for Alaska to join Russia

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(KTVI) – Russia’s annexation of Crimea has been condemned worldwide. It seems some people in Alaska want the state to become a part of Russia, too.

A petition on the White House’s website calls on Alaskans and others to “vote” for the state to secede from the US and become a part of Russia.

The US purchased Alaska from Moscow in 1867 for $7.2 million-dollars.

The petition has garnered nearly 30,000 signatures.

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