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The Historic Place In Alaska Where You Can Actually See Russia From Your Front Door

OnlyInYourState logo OnlyInYourState 11/24/2022 Courtney

This itty bitty, teenie tiny island in Alaska is home to a story that made international headlines back in 2008 after former Governor Sarah Palin made a reference about Alaska’s proximity to Russia when discussing her foreign policy experience. While many watched the now-famous Saturday Night Live skit and laughed as they mocked Tina Fey saying, “I can see Russia from my front door,” most had no idea where that actual place was in Alaska. Well, now you do! Little Diomede Island is a little isolated sliver in the middle of the Bering Strait and it is a remarkably unique place. This location means you really can see Russia from Alaska!

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Did you know that you could see Russia from Alaska? Have you ever visited Little Diomede Island? If so, what was our favorite part? We’d love to see our photos (of the island, Alaska, or Russia!) and read your comments in the section below.

If you thought that was awesome, check out the 15 coolest small towns in Alaska that you’ve probably never heard of. You might also love to read about the oldest general store in Alaska that has a fascinating history.

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