State Department Laughs Off Putin’s Ridiculous Claim

State Department Laughs Off Putin's Ridiculous Claim

( – Recently, the US State Department rejected reports suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin had signed a decree to explore reclaiming what he views as former Russian “real estate” — including Alaska.

During the daily briefing, Vedant Patel, the principal deputy spokesperson for the State Department, stated that if Putin signs a document today declaring the sale of Alaska illegitimate, it’s clear he won’t be getting it back. The US government is united in rejecting such a notion.

Putin signed a decree allocating funds to the Russian Department of Foreign Property. The funds will cover the search for real estate owned by Russia, the former Russian Empire, and the former USSR. Additionally, the allocation is intended for the due registration of property rights and legal protection of this property, as the Russian state news agency TASS reports.

However, it remains uncertain whether Putin has intentions regarding Alaska. Still, the Institute for the Study of War, an American think tank, pointed out that a notable military blogger responded to the decree by implausibly urging Russia to enforce the law in “Alaska” and across a substantial part of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

Moreover, the Russian nationalist blogger recommended starting with Alaska, the Grand Duchy of Finland, Azerbaijan, and Bessarabia, a significant portion of Poland, Dnieper Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Russian Turkestan’s Central Asian states, and a majority of Baltic provinces. The blogger shared a photo of Putin’s decree on Telegram, stating that property searches can occur in both the GDR and other Warsaw Pact nations.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev appeared to ridicule Patel’s statement on Alaska later Monday. He wrote on X (formerly Twitter) that, according to a State Department representative, Russia wouldn’t reclaim Alaska, which had been sold to the US in the 19th century. So, that settled it. They had been anticipating its return any day. Now, he said, war was inevitable.

In December, Russian politician Sergey Mironov suggested that Moscow might consider taking back Alaska when discussing Venezuela’s approval of a referendum to acquire the nearby oil-rich Essequibo region, which is currently controlled by Guyana.

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