WASHINGTON (CBS DC) -- A new White House petition has been launched calling for the state of Alaska to secede from the U.S. and rejoin Russia....The petition -- called "Alaska back To Russia" -- has nearly 30,000 signatures after being created March 21 by S.V. of Anchorage.
The petitioner does not explain or provide any reason why Alaska should rejoin Russia, but just states: "Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia."
The petition, which is strangely worded, describes how Alaska was settled and populated by native Russians.
"First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat "St. Gabriel, under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Federov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years," the petition states.