A stint in the baltics, where he learned Russian, prepared him for his big break.
Gastonia, St. Pete, great baltics cruise, hannity tonight—damn i'm good.
He wants the baltics and Finland and Poland and “Alaska will be returned,” he writes, “because all these lands are Russian.”
1580s, from Medieval Latin Balticus, perhaps from Lithuanian baltas "white" or Scandinavian balta "straight" (in reference to its narrow entranceway). In German, it is Ostsee, literally "east sea."