Picture Gallery: Fort Ross — Russia’s first outpost on the California coast

Fort Ross was an important center in bringing Orthodoxy to America. London Telegraph (click to see the gallery). Recent Comments The Unbearable Essentializing of Being: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware’s Sorrowful… [13] Christopher Mr. Stankovich, I appreciate your loyalty to the priest Robert Arida, I…Jul 16, 1:43 AM Archpriest Alexander Webster Dr. S, your comment here about […]

Fort Ross: Russians to help?

Writing on Oct. 2 for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Nikola Krastev reported that in recent weeks Russian government officials — including President Dimitry Medvedev — showed strong interest in protecting Fort Ross from closure, a move that was feared when California went into another budget crisis. Fort Ross (the name is derived from “Rossiya”) is […]

Russian Orthodox history at risk in California?

The AP has a story about Fort Ross Historic Park under threat of closure because of California state budget problems. (HT: George M.) Nearly two centuries ago, Russian colonists selected a patch of sloping grassland along California’s rugged North Coast for a new settlement. It was from this spot about 80 miles north of San […]

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