Let me remind Putin that there exist a history of impetuous youth in the former Soviet Union who dare bring havoc and ruin to the dear Romanov Family. Then, here come the Russian Vikings!
Now that Putin is considering bringing back the Russian Monarchy, perhaps he may be more forgiving, and, let my subjects go? How many of them live on the West Coast.
If you Mr. Putin would be so generous, I the King of California, will grant you old Fort Ross and a thousand surrounding acres so that you will have a permanent hunting and fishing lodge in America – along with unlimited fishing and hunting licence in my Western Kingdom. Perhaps we could go fishing together and talk about matters of State, because, it looks to me like the elected government of the United States will be in grid-lock for a hundred years. Life and business – must go on!
Here is a part of Glorious Romanov History that can be restored to you liking. If you release my subjects, tomorrow, I will throw in a couple of Reynold’s paintings to sweeten the pot.
King of California
The glory days of russia are unmatched in most of Western Europe. If you have any doubt, do look closely at the Tzars and monuments -especially St Katherine’s.
Now, with Medvedev nearing his term, the “special” position Putin presently holds, lends one to believe, knowing him the way most do, he intends to establish an Imperial Monarchy, under the guise of anti-criminal law and social responsibility -in an attempt to restore Russia’s once proud and respected prosperity.
The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise (r.) is anchored side by side with a Russian Coast Guard Ship near Murmansk, Russia, on Monday. At least 14 members of the Arctic Sunrise crew face minimum 10-year sentences on piracy charges, a Russian court announced today.
At least 14 Greenpeace activists have been charged with piracy by a Russian court for trying to board an Arctic oil drilling platform owned by the Russian state corporation Gazprom-Neft during a protest action last month. The charge carries a minimum prison sentence of 10 years, and up to 15 years.
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Officials of Greenpeace-Russia say they fear all 30 crew members of the protest ship Arctic Sunrise, including two journalists, are likely to be hit with the same charge in coming days as court hearings drag on in Russia’s northern port of Murmansk.
The ship was seized by Russian border guards and towed to Murmansk last week, amid accusations by the Kremlin’s Investigative Committee that the peaceful Sept. 18 attempt by two activists to climb aboard Gazprom’s giant Prirazlomnaya offshore oil platform in the Barents Sea constituted an act of “terrorism” and “piracy.”
Fort Ross (Russian: Форт-Росс), originally Fortress Ross (Крѣпость Россъ, r Krepostʹ Ross) is a former Russian establishment on the west coast of North America in what is now Sonoma County, California, in the United States. It was the hub of the southernmost Russian settlements in North America between 1812 to 1842. It has been the subject of archaeological investigation and is a California Historical Landmark, a National Historic Landmark, and on the National Register of Historic Places. It is part of California’s Fort Ross State Historic Park.
Fort Ross is a landmark in the history of European imperialism. The Spanish expansion went west across the Atlantic Ocean, and the Russian expansion went east across Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. In the early nineteenth century, the two waves of expansion met on the opposite side of the world along the Pacific Coast of California, with Russia arriving from the north and Spain from the south. The United States of America arrived in 1846 from the east.