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Russia True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about Russia are true or false?
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Last updated: January 23, 2021
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First submittedJanuary 23, 2021
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1. Russia is the world's largest country by area
True
False
2. Russian's spy agency is known as Mossad
True
False
Mossad comes from Israel
3. Russia borders the Caspian Sea
True
False
4. There are parts of Russia where palm trees can thrive outside
True
False
Russia's Black Sea coast is quite temperate
5. Russia has a population of tigers living in the wild
True
False
6. Babushka is the Russian word for "old woman" or "grandmother"
True
False
7. Moscow has never been captured by a foreign power
True
False
Moscow was captured by Napoleon and by the Mongols
8. Russia gave up its nuclear weapons in 1992
True
False
Russia still has an estimated 7,200 nuclear weapons in its stockpile
9. Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, died in Coral Gables, Florida in 1974
True
False
She died in 1918 in a basement in Yekaterinburg along with the rest of her family. Later, several imposters claimed to be her.
10. Polar bears can be found in Russia
True
False
11. Joseph Stalin won the Nobel Peace Prize
True
False
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to many mass murderers, but none as prolific as Joseph Stalin
12. The AK-47 was invented in Russia
True
False
It was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947
13. St. Petersburg was formerly known as Leningrad
True
False
14. Russia is banned from the World Trade Organization
True
False
15. In Novosibirsk, a popular spectator sport involves children riding atop Siberian Huskies
True
False
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Level 57
Jan 23, 2021
Moscow has been captured by Poland too.
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Level 55
Jun 26, 2021
in 1610 after battle of Kłuszyn
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Level 57
Jun 26, 2021
The Winged Hussars!
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Level 56
May 30, 2023
"Captured by a foreign power" would then also include Sweden as it was taken back by Jacon De la Gardie in an alliance with the Russians. Round about half of the troops (5000) were Finns in that campaign.
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Level 75
Jan 23, 2021
Clever misdirect on Novosibirsk for those of us who didn't know the answer, but assumed that something so specific is likely true or it wouldn't be a question.
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Level 77
Jan 23, 2021
yep it sounded very Russian to me
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Level 63
Jan 25, 2021
Maybe in Soviet Russia.
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2021
And the Coral Gables one - I'm getting wise to this!
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Level 66
Jun 26, 2021
to me it sounded like the exact thing someone would make up about "those crazy russians"
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Level 78
Jun 27, 2021
I really, really wanted that one to be true, I was disappointed when I saw the answer
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2022
I think many of the people who get the last question wrong probably just really really want it to be true. That's certainly what happened to me!
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Level 73
Feb 22, 2024
I've started to catch on, QM likes to do that for the last question on true or false
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Level 91
Jan 23, 2021
Good quiz, and series too. Thank you.
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Level 51
Jan 24, 2021
I made a Spain version https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1255120/spain-true-or-false
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Level 63
Jan 25, 2021
These quizzes are cursed. I always end up getting 11/15...
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Level 73
Jan 25, 2021
Henry Kissinger taking this quiz: "Are you talking about me?"
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Level 95
Jan 29, 2021
I want to watch #15, very much.
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Level 64
Feb 4, 2021
Moscow was captured also by the army of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1610 and was occupied for two years.
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Level 79
Feb 21, 2021
I only got the palm trees and husky riding questions wrong..
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Level 82
Mar 21, 2021
The huskies tripped me up too. On one hand it sounded like the sort of stereotypical nonsense you hear about Australia (kids ride kangaroos to school or something like that), but on the other it seemed whacky and specific enough that in one specific city, someone might have decided to do it.
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Level 78
Jun 26, 2021
Wait...What.....Australian kids DON'T ride Kangaroos to school ?
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Level 67
Jun 26, 2021
Don't be ignorant. They ride koalas.
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2021
I am Russian and I died laughing at the last question. Whoever did this quiz - well done. Even I started doubting my answer at first because it was worded so specifically
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Level 75
Jun 26, 2021
"The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to many mass murderers, but none as prolific as Joseph Stalin"

This is a deliciously dark comment, love it haha.

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Level 39
Jul 4, 2021
damn last one sounded russian enough to be true
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Level 78
Sep 23, 2021
Haha that husky one was so specific, I just guessed it must be true.
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Level 56
Mar 17, 2022
the WTO one has to be changed
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Level 82
May 28, 2022
Aw man, I really loved the last one. Who wants to move with me to Novosibirsk? We can make this dream a reality
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2023
Novosibirsk is a boring grey city, with very little interesting to see. There are some much nicer places in Siberia, like Tomsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul, Irkutsk…
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Level 21
Nov 4, 2022
USSR is not formally RUSSIA guys
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Level 64
Feb 27, 2023
I'm looking forward to your impartial quiz entitled 'mass murderers who won the Nobel Peace Prize'
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Level 47
Mar 18, 2023
I thought it went St Petersburg -> Leningrad after world war 1 right? Since St. Petersburg sounded too German
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Level 38
Apr 23, 2024
The AK-47 is Soviet, not Russian. Two different countries.