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Russian Geography A-Z

Can you guess these facts about Russian geography, one for each letter of the alphabet?
Excluding the letter X.
Quiz by georgekotz
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Last updated: September 24, 2021
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First submittedJune 23, 2017
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Answer
A
About one-fifth of Russia lies in this latitude zone
Arctic
B
Sea to the southwest, popular tourist destination
Black Sea
C
Peninsula that became part of Russia in 2014
Crimea
D
River famous for its Cossacks
Don
E
Highest mountain (5,642 m)
Elbrus
F
Full name of the country: Russian _________
Federation
G
Bordering country, fought a war against Russia in 2008
Georgia
H
Communist symbol still in use on some federal subjects' flags
Hammer and Sickle
I
Large city near Lake Baikal
Irkutsk
J
Country that claims some of Russia's Kuril Islands
Japan
K
Peninsula famous for its volcanoes
Kamchatka
L
Largest lake in Europe
Lake Ladoga
M
The Third Rome
Moscow
 
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Answer
N
Biggest city in Siberia
Novosibirsk
O
Longest river in Russia, 7th in the world
Ob
P
Body of water that forms Russia's eastern boundary
Pacific Ocean
Q
Russia is the largest importer of this mineral, used in jewelry and watches
Quartz
R
Large city on the banks of D
Rostov
S
Second biggest city, capital of the Russian Empire
Saint Petersburg
T
World's longest railway line
Trans-Siberian Railway
U
Mountain range between Europe and Asia
Urals
V
Russia's "mother" river, the longest in Europe
Volga
W
Arctic sea, the location of the major port of Arkhangelsk
White Sea
Y
Russian territory larger than Argentina, famous for extremely cold winters
Yakutia
Z
Arctic archipelago, site of the biggest nuclear test in history: Novaya _____
Zemlya
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Level 60
Jun 24, 2017
Great quiz!
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Level 73
Jun 24, 2017
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Level 71
Sep 2, 2021
Please write "communist symbols" at H, as I thought only of hammer because of the description, it wasn't accepted
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Level 75
Sep 2, 2021
Me too. Should allow just hammer.
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Level 73
Sep 24, 2021
The hammer and sickle is generally considered to be a single symbol, but Ι understand that the clue can be confusing. I've now tweaked it so that "hammer" gives you the full answer. Thanks for the input!