(Yahoo!News) A petition on WhiteHouse.gov seeking to give Alaska back to Russia is probably safe to file under “N” for “Never Gonna Happen.”

Still, 30,000 people have lent their virtual John Hancocks to the petition. Rules dictate petitions with 100,000 or more signatures get an official response from the White House. The creator(s) of this one have until April 20 to make that happen.

And there’s the timing of the petition, which coincides with Russia’s annexation of Crimea, a move that was rejected by the United Nations.

The petition’s language is a bit difficult to follow, but a kind of Russian patriotism seems to shine through.

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