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From which country did the United States purchase Alaska?

Russia From which country did the United States purchase Alaska?
The answer is: Russia

The U.S. Senate approved the purchase of Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million. When adjusted for inflation, the total sum paid equates to approximately $111 million in today's dollars.
The became an organized territory on May 11, 1912 and the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959. The name "Alaska" was already introduced in the Russian colonial time.

Image: Cheque used to pay for Alaska.
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