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

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? Let us know in the comments below!

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Address: Little Diomede Island, 99762