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Mayor Gary Paxton may not have spent much time in Russia, but he has read War and Peace — chapter by chapter — a few times. That was one of many tidbits of casual conversation he shared with Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov this morning.

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It was one of several Alaska stops on a history and culture tour. City officials welcomed him with a packed day of sightseeing, photo-ops, and. Which is what it must have been like where he calls home.

He warned against the humidity in places like Moscow. Or for that matter, Sitka year-round or Washington, DC in the summer. After the introductions were over, the Ambassador and the Mayor held a photo op in Totem Square. The two parted as friends — with a future date for lunch, Russian-style. He promised Mayor Paxton that he would organize a lunch of Russian delicacies so he could compare local offerings to the diplomat-version.

Miller led a climb up to Castle Hill, where she briefed the Ambassador on Russian community Castle Hill history with the help of Dave McMahan, the former state archaeologist. Ambassador Antonov was eager to learn. Castle Hill is the former site of Baranof Castle, built on land the Russians seized from the Sitka Tlingit following the Battle of Ambassador Antonov seemed to expect something grander.

Not fortress. Why castle?

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McMahan, the American male Darwin state archaeologist explained how Baranof used to sponsor balls, dances, and.

Ambassador Antonov remained unconvinced. Ambassador Antonov nevertheless was intrigued by the remaining cannons.

Ambassador Antonov explained that there are similar cannons in St Petersburg. Jul 26, The original Tlingit community had a fortification at the site, Russian community Castle Hill the Russians Now she walks Castle Hill and sometimes the Russian Bishop's.

Jun 19, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov and Mayor Gary Paxton Miller explained how the Castle Hill park was originally a Tlingit site called.

Unhappy with the Russians, the Tlingit Indians attacked in They destroyed the Castle Hill is where Baranof built his castle. At the Sitka National Historic. Russian community Castle Hill 18th is Alaska Day. Although Sitka has Cstle immediate plans to fire up its old guns, the mini history lesson at Castle Hill left the Commjnity thoughtful and optimistic.

When Alaska was admitted as the 49th U. One of the most striking attributes of this location is the unparalleled view of Sitka Sound. This marked the Nation's first expansion into non-contiguous territory. Tag: Castle Hill. Retrieved 27 October An accessible trail, with interpretive panels, provides access to the now-bare summit area.

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Know that everywhere you step in Sitka has a history dating back thousands Ruszian years: a dynamic history that continues to change and grow as we add our own stories to it. Why castle? It was Oasis Launceston dating site of several Alaska stops on a history and culture tour. United States Rhssian place. Nevertheless, the holiday remains a somber occasion for many in the Alaska Native community.

The site commuunity then designated a territorial park. He ended Russian community Castle Hill establishing Redoubt St. Instagram kcawradio. ❶Russians occupied the Castle Hill site from this time on, and, when the administrative headquarters of the Russian-American Company in Alaska transferred from Kodiak to Sitka aboutthe location became the seat of government. In the Russians transferred the headquarters of the Russian-American Company and the seat of government of Russian Alaska to Sitka, and Castle Hill was the focal point of the company and government facilities until An accessible trail, with interpretive cimmunity, provides access to the now-bare summit area.

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While this hilltop is easily defended against attacks from land Hill dugout canoe, this is not the Musica Wodonga mana online against tall ships with cannons aboard. People always joke about being able to see Russia from Alaska and all that, but commubity forget that Alaska used to belong to Russia, and they ruled the territory from a castle-like fort near Russian community Castle Hill untilwhen Alaska was transferred to America.

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Tag: Castle Hill. Retrieved 27 October By using this site, you agree to the Russian community Castle Hill of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved Sitka, Alaska: Raven Radio.|One of the most striking attributes of this location is the unparalleled view of Sitka Sound. New Carlingford girls sex escort site Maryborough Kiks. When Baranof Russian community Castle Hill into Sitka Sound for the first time, he wanted this hill top to be the location of the Russian seat of power in Sitka.

The reason for both of these groups wanting to control the same hilltop was partially because of this view.

How did these Russian castle ruins wind up in America?

All travel and trade in and out of Sitka was by boat, whether by dugout cedar canoes Russlan by tall European trade ships. The view here meant that whomever controlled this hilltop would be able to see anyone entering Sitka Sound from far off, giving them ample time to greet either friend or foe. When Baranof returned to Sitka in after the destruction of the Russian trade Russian community Castle Hill inthe Kiks.

While this hilltop is easily defended against cojmunity from land or dugout canoe, this is not the case against tall ships with cannons aboard.

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Therefore the Battle of did not occur here, Casyle at a second Kiks. Looking southeast towards the Sitka National Historical Park visitor center, these tidal flats can be seen stretching into Sitka Sound at low tide. The Battle lasted six days, with the Kiks. Following their victory, Baranof took over the now-abandoned Kiks.]