Russian America (Russian: Русская Америка, Russkaya Amerika) was the name of Russian colonial possessions in the Americas from 1733 to 1867 that today is the U.S. state of Alaska and settlements farther south in California. Formal incorporation of the possessions did not take place until a ukase (a proclamation or decree of the tsar) in 1799, which established a monopoly for the Russian-American Company and also granted the Russian Orthodox Church certain rights in the new possessions.
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... By the 1860s, the Russian government was considering ridding itself of its Russian America colony ... After Russian America was sold to the U.S ... million in today's terms), all the holdings of the Russian–American Company were liquidated ...
... Russia settled northwest North America from Siberia, that is, from the west with its own Julian calendar (it did not adopt the Gregorian calendar until 1918) ... The United States purchased Russian America while based in the contiguous United States, that is, from the east with its own Gregorian calendar (adopted in 1752 ... at New Archangel (Sitka), the capital of Russian America ...
... state of Alaska was settled by the Russians and controlled by the Russian Empire ... The southernmost such post of the Russian American Company was Fort Ross, established in 1812 by Ivan Kuskov, some 50 miles north of San Francisco, as an agricultural supply base for ... It was part of the Russian-America Company, and consisted of four outposts, including Bodega Bay, the Russian River, and the Farallon Islands ...
... For the Russian minister of the Navy, see Stepan Arkadyevich Voyevodsky Stepan Vasilievich Voyevodsky (Russian ... Cadets Corps in 1818, and was commissioned as midshipman (Russian мичман) in March 1822 ... with the Baltic Fleet (1830–1834) Voyevodsky was transferred from the Navy to the Russian-American Company ...
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