Famous Figures of the Soviet Union.

This quiz not only includes the leaders of the Soviet Union but figures who were influential and powerful or famous as a part of it or because of it.
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Last updated: May 20, 2020
First submittedNovember 23, 2019
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First leader of the Soviet Union
Vladimir Lenin
Represented by Snowball in 'Animal Farm'
Leon Trotsky
Oversaw some of the USSR's most decisive victories in WWII.
Georgy Zhukov
Also known as the 'Man of Steel'.
Joseph Stalin
Still seen as a great figure today in China, however his years of rule were some of the worst years culturally, economically, and agriculturally for his country.
Mao Zedong
First Communist leader of North Korea. Authorised the invasion of South Korea.
Kim Il-Sung
Had the shortest period out of the rulers of the Soviet Union.
Georgy Malenkov
Well known for beginning the period of 'De-Stalinization'
Nikita Khrushchev
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First man in space.
Yuri Gagarin
Oversaw a massive build-up of nuclear missiles but at a great cost to the USSR's economy
Leonid Brezhnev
Also known as the 'Butcher of Budapest'.
Yuri Andropov
Served as leader of the Soviet Union from 13 February 1984 until his death on 10 March 1985.
Konstantin Chernenko
Was the only leader of the Soviet Union to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Went behind the last leader of the USSR to dissolve the Soviet Union and become president.
Boris Yeltsin
Called the dissolution of the Soviet Union 'the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century'.
Vladimir Putin
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