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Native America Calling: The continuing Russian influence in Alaska
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The continuing Russian influence in Alaska
As Russia works to forcibly annex a neighboring country, it’s instructive to recount the nation’s checkered history among Alaska Natives.

Russian explorers in the early 18th Century cleared the path for a period of influence that continues today. Alaskan landmarks still bear the names of early Russian settlers and the Russian Orthodox religion remains a touchstone for villages.

Native America Calling get a better understanding of Russian expansion into Alaska and what it means today.

Note: Thumbnail photo of St. Herman Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska by Arthur T. LaBar

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