Glory of Russia (historical) is a cultural feature (park) in Yakutat Borough.
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|Feature Name:||Glory of Russia (historical)|
|Category:||Alaska physical, cultural and historic features|
|Description:||National Historic Landmark. Site of Russian penal colony near The Ankav, on SE shore of Yukutat Bay, about 3 mi. W of Yakutat, Malaspina Coastal Plain.|
|History:||Site of stockaded Russian penal colony established in 1795. It has been referred to as "Yakutat colony or settlement," "New Russia," "Novarassi," "Slavarassi" and "Slawa Rossij." It presumably was named after Commodore Joseph Billing's ship, the Slava Rossia or "Glory of Russia." The history of the place is obscure, but it appears as if it was destroyed by Tlingit Indians about 1803. Remains of the settlement were seen by I. C. Russell in 1891. Established in 1796 as a link between the fur trading center of Kodiak to the north and the rapidly southward-moving sea otter population pursued by the Russians, New Russia was the cause of great friction between the North Pacific Coast natives of Yakutat and the Russians. In 1805, the natives attacked and destroyed the trading post. New Russia represents a pivotal incident in Russian-Tlingit relations that effectively postponed European intrusion into the region for nearly a century.|
|Situk, AK (11.7 miles SE)|