From PINK NEWS:
It emerged this week that Pchyolki, a conservative religious group in Russia which began campaigning against LGBT rights in 2008, filed a court claim earlier this year to take back Alaska from the US. They argued that the relatively high number of Orthodox Christians living in Alaska, some 50,000 people out of the state’s 730,000 total population, needed to be protected from same-sex marriage, as they “would never accept sin for normal behavior”. A statement on Pchyolki’s website says: “We see it as our duty to protect [Alaskan Orthodox Christians'] right to freely practice their religion, which allows no tolerance to sin.” They also argue that the original trade between the US and Russia in 1867 is invalid, as the US paid for Alaska by cheque rather than by “golden coin”, as was instructed in their contract.
The Moscow court said the claim was not processed because Pchyolki, for unknown reasons, did not hand in all the paperwork needed to support it.
Okay, let's, for a moment, put to one side the fact that it is too friggin' cold in Alaska to have sex with anyone and consider our options carefully here.
On the downside we would be letting down the LGBT community in Alaska something rotten and giving Russia a strategic foothold on the American continent that would be far from sensible.
However, Sarah Palin would become Russia's problem.
It's too close to call if you ask me.