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 Priests Don’t Answer Emails [10] Anonymous So I am very late in coming to this, but yes, still…May 23, 6:43 PM Dishonest Dialogue [3] Dave E. Sanders Years ago, when I was living in Miami, […]

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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