Finding Sea and Water Routes Connecting the Eurasian Arctic and Former Russian America
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Finding Sea and Water Routes Connecting the Eurasian Arctic and Former Russian America
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This article depicts all the possible ways that western Pomor trade helped to develop sea routes to the East. People from Russia, Norway, Sweden and other neighboring countries tried to explore the Arctic by going North and Northeast. The article also examines theories concerning rumors that several ships ended up in Alaska in Ivan the Terrible's time. In addition, the article shows that the Russian American Company (RAC) had success in sending many expedions. This article is based on various resources that the author got from libraries and archives and on his professional experience in Svalbard and Archangelsk academic settings.
Russian America, Artcic, colonization, Pomor’, Norway
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