“Like you, like you”- Part 2: It was foreseeable that Russia would rebel against the enormous flood of sanctions with which the West imposed Putin’s empire in response to the war of aggression against Ukraine. Just last week it became known that Vladimir Putin passed a new law that allows him to “steal” the 515 aircraft leased by Russian airlines from foreign companies, and now one of his closest advisers is demanding an entire state: Putin intimate Oleg Matveychev is now demanding that the United States return Alaska.
In 1867, the United States legally bought what is now the 49th state, which is also the largest and most sparsely populated state in the United States. But now Russia wants its former country back – and not only that: if Matveychev has his way, the United States should also pay reparations to Russia.
According to the British Daily Mail, Putin’s adviser spoke on Russian state television for the first time about the demands: “We should think about reparations for the damage caused by the sanctions and the war itself, because that also costs money and we should get it back”. , Matveychev mused aloud – apparently completely ignoring the fact that Russia is the aggressor in the Ukraine war.
He demanded “the return of all Russian possessions, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and modern-day Russia confiscated in the United States, and so on.” These include Alaska and even Fort Ross in California. This is a small area in Sonoma County that was once the southernmost outpost of the Russian Empire in North America. In 1841 it was sold.
His demand also includes Antarctica, as the Duma member reported, according to the Daily Mail. Since Russia had discovered the area, it would also belong to them, Matveychev said.
Matveychev doesn’t stop at territorial demands: the member of the Russian Duma also wants all medals that were illegally taken from Russian athletes during all Olympic Games back. In addition, the US should allow Russia to extradite Grigory Rodchenkov. The former head of the Russian anti-doping laboratory had admitted to doping Olympians.
Matveychev said Western sanctions would hurt Russia’s economy for years. That’s why, according to the New York Post, he also demanded that the US soon pay $117 million in interest on some of its dollar bonds. In response to sanctioning Russian oligarchs, Russia also put Hillary Clinton and the “fake” Joe Biden (Joe Biden’s father, who reported to eXXpress) on their own sanctions list.