That means the answer is “yes.”
I lived in Alaska for 4 years, and knew about the closeness of Big and Little Diomede islands. Didn’t go there, not many do.
By virtue of serving in the Air Force there in the 80’s during the Cold War, with aircraft that flew recon missions near Russia out of Shemya, I was aware how close we were to Russia. Very aware.
You can see it soon after lift off in a plane...the Palins own a small plane, so yes, they can see Russia from Alaska.
On a clear day anyway.
Yes you can. In fact here is the view from Alaska to Russia:
She of course was perfectly correct again. These left wing ninnies are totally confused about the USA and or its geography. (among other things).
The smaller island is the USA, the larger Island Russia.
there is an island of Alaska that YES yiu can see Russia from it....
When I read this I immediately thought of Big and Little Diomede Islands too. MSM idiots forget about the Aleutian Chain (in the Navy, we patrolled up and down the Aleutians from Kodiak NAS during the early 60s). So Gov. Palin IS CORRECT! Typical nitpickin’ Lefties, what a shameless bunch. You know, we’re not talking about being able to see Moscow for pete’s sake!
Some folks say that you can walk to Russia from Alaska during the winter. Maybe an urban legend or in this case a rural legend?
Only if your eyes are open.
Just for some perspective. Looks pretty close to me.
From the top of Mt. McKinely you can see Russia. However, the air must be clear, and no head-wind. Of course, Matt Damon and Pamela Anderson must be at least 800 miles away in order for the hot gas not to muddle with the view.
Technically, Alaska and Russia are less than 3 miles apart at their closest point in the Bering Strait where two islands, Russia’s Big Diomede Island and Alaska’s Little Diomede Island, are located. In winter it is possible to walk across the frozen Bering Strait border between these two islands.
Of course, I doubt the DUmbasses would know Jr. High level geography, so of course they would call it a gaffe.
Oh, and with Charlie’s nose so far up in the air - or up his behind, he’d be hard pressed to see Russia - even if it was an existential unreality.
..sorry, didn’t finish. I had a friend who actually walked the gap several years ago when it was frozen over..
See for yourself. This links to a diorama done by people who live on Little Diomede, the very first shot is of Big Diomede(Russia) across the frozen Bring Sea. So she is absolutely right.
If the polar bears don't eat you.
Little Diomede (Alaska) is in the foreground, Big Diomede (Russia) is in the background.
Russia in the background from Alaska in the foreground.
I suspect you can see Russia from any commercial airline flying in Alaska.