While President Barack Obama is in Brussels for talks with E.U. and NATO leadership over what to do about Russia, Crimea may have a new succession partner in Alaska, according to a growing White House Petition.
Over 25,000 people have already signed the “Alaska Back to Russia” petition, an official White House petition that demands Alaska’s formal secession from the U.S. and absorption into the Russian state.
An anonymous Anchorage resident, known by the initials S.V., created the petition on Friday.
The “Alaska Back to Russia” petition appeals to the region’s historical roots when Siberian Russians originally migrated across the Bering Straits “16-10 thousand years ago.”, according to the official petition form/page.
The petition will require approximately 72,500 more signatures by its April 30 deadline to cross the crucial 100,000 signature threshold necessary to receive an actual response from the administration.
The entire petition, which may have been written drunk, reads:
Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago.
Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago.
First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat “St. Gabriel »under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years
Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia