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Double-Eagle at half-staff for Russian-American scholar

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SITKA, ALASKA
According to the website, russianamerican.livejournal, Fedorova died on February 19 at her home in Russia. March 18th (today) would have been her 83rd birthday.

State archeologist Dave McMahan forwarded the request to local state park ranger Nick True, who worked with Sitka Historical Society director Bob Medinger to arrange the local flag-raising. The Russian-American Double-Eagle typically flies on Sitka’s Castle Hill around Alaska Day.

Fedorova by reputation was one of the pre-eminent scholars of the Russian colonial period in America. She was a professor at the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology in the Russian Academy of Sciences. Fedorova had visited both Sitka and Fort Ross, California, in the course of her work.

Among the people commemorating her loss on the Russian American LiveJournal website are the Juneau authors Richard and Nora Dauenhauer.

Bob Medinger says he took photos of the Double-Eagle at half-staff and forwarded them to Fedorova’s colleagues in Russia.
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