What kind of resources brought Russian colonists to Alaska?

gold
oil
sea otters
timber
Alaska was colonized by Russian fur traders. Rather than hunting by themselves, the Russians forced the Aleuts to do the work for them. Many of Aleuts had been removed from their home islands and sent as far south as California to hunt sea otter.
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