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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What country did the Soviet Union invade in 1979?Afghanistan
100%
What Russian refers to a "grandmother" or "elderly woman"?Babushka
100%
What is the Slavic name of the beet soup?Borscht
100%
What nuclear plant melted down in 1986?Chernobyl
100%
At the world championships of what game did the American Bobby Fischer
defeat Boris Spassky?
Chess
100%
What peninsula in Europe did Russia annex in 2014?Crimea
100%
What is the Russian version of a villa or a summer home?Dacha
100%
What is the name of the Russian national parliament?Duma
100%
With what country does Russia share the Lake Peipus?Estonia
100%
What author said "If there is no God, everything is permitted"?Fyodor Dostoyevsky
100%
What name is given to he Siberian prison system during rule of Joseph Stalin?Gulag
100%
What person ruled the Soviet Union from the 1920s until 1953?Joseph Stalin
100%
By what name was Saint Petersburg formerly known?Leningrad
100%
On what river is Saint Petersburg located?Neva
100%
What Soviet leader de-Stalinized the Soviet Union in the 1950s?Nikita Khrushchev
100%
What is the Russian word for "no"?Nyet
100%
What term, starting with O, refers to a region of Russia?Oblast
100%
What "great" tsar moved the capital to Saint Petersburg?Peter the Great
100%
What is the name of the Soviet army?{Red} Army
100%
What is the full name of Russia in the English language?Russian {Federation}
100%
What traditional metal boiler is used for making tea?Samovar
100%
What is the name of the vast northern and eastern region of Russia?Siberia
100%
Which Russian city hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics?Sochi
100%
What for did Russia get barred from the 2018 Winter Olympics?State-Sponsoring
Doping
100%
What video game's goal is to drop blocks down to make lines?Tetris
100%
What Christmas ballet was composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky?The Nutcracker
100%
What is the third-largest ethnic group among Russian residents?Ukrainian
100%
What city is the headquarters of the Russian Pacific fleet?Vladivostok
100%
What is the longest river in Europe?Volga
100%
What military alliance was founded by the Soviet Union and its allies in 1955?{Warsaw} Pact
100%
What army that fought against the Communists from 1917-1921?{White} Army
100%
Who was the first person to orbit the Earth?Yuri Gagarin
100%
What was the native language of Joseph Stalin?Georgian
89%
Who was the leader of the Russian Revolution?Vladimir Lenin
89%
What is the name of the alphabet in which the Russian language is written?Cyrillic
88%
What "Mad Monk", who was hard to kill, had considerable influence in Russia?Rasputin
88%
What event was hosted in Moscow in 1980?Summer Olympics
88%
In what three countries is Russian an official language? (name any of them)Belarus | Kazakhstan |
Kyrgyzstan
86%
What is the Soviet equivalent of the CIA?KGB
86%
What is the Christian denomination of most of the Russians?Russian Orthodox
86%
What is the most famous cathedral of Moscow?St. Basil
86%
What territory did Russia sell to the United States in 1867 for just $7.2 million?Alaska
83%
What strait separates Russia from North America?Bering Strait
83%
What event did Russia host for the first time in 2018?FIFA World Cup
83%
What country did Russia invade in 1939 and is roundly repulsed despite
huge numerical superiority?
Finland
83%
What part of Russia, taken from Germany, is not connected to the rest?Kaliningrad
83%
What conqueror invaded Russia and forced it to burn Moscow in 1812?Napoleon
83%
What island, Russia's largest, was once claimed by Japan?Sakhalin
83%
What agricultural item appeared on the Soviet flag?Sickle
83%
In what country did Soviet leaders inflict a terrible famine, in an event called
the Holodomor, killing millions?
Ukraine
83%
What animal is often used to symbolize Russia?Bear
80%
What inland sea is considered to be the largest lake in the world?Caspian Sea
80%
What mountain range divides Russia from Western Asia?Caucasus
80%
What former country did the USSR invade in 1968?Czechoslovakia
80%
What is the official residence of the President of Russia?Kremlin
80%
What was the name of the second of the two 1917 revolutions?{October} Revolution
80%
What "table" did Mendeleev publish the first version of in 1860?{Periodic} Table
80%
What is the former name of Volgograd?Stalingrad
80%
Who described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"?Winston Churchill
80%
What tsar became the first Grand Duke of Finland after winning the "Finnish War"?Alexander I
75%
What was the name of the last tsar's youngest daughter?Anastasia
75%
What sea lies between Russia and Turkey?Black Sea
75%
What Communist faction seized power in 1917 after the Russian Revolution?Bolsheviks
75%
Who was the most-decorated Soviet general of WWII?Georgy Zhukov
75%
What space dog became the first animal to orbit Earth in 1957?Laika
75%
What is the easternmost of the three major Siberian rivers that
flow into the Arctic Ocean?
Lena
75%
What is the Russian pronunciation of "Moscow"?Moskva
75%
Who was the last leader of the Soviet Union before collapsing?Mikhail Gorbachev
71%
Which two countries border Russia through Kaliningrad? (name either)Lithuania | Poland
70%
Who has been the first democratically-elected leader in Russian history?Boris Yeltsin
67%
What term from the Soviet era means "fellow citizen"?Comrade
67%
On what river is the city of Rostov located?Don
67%
What animal depicts on the coat of arms of Russia?Eagle | Horse
67%
What is the name of the second largest art museum in the world?Hermitage
67%
Who was the first tsar of Russia?Ivan the Terrible
67%
What is the world's deepest lake?Lake Baikal
67%
What writer died in 1910 having never won a Nobel Prize - considered to be one of
the greatest omissions in its history?
Leo Tolstoy
67%
What is the highest mountain both in Russia and Europe?Mount Elbrus
67%
With what country does Russia share only a 17 km (11 mi) long border?North Korea
67%
On what river is Novosibirsk located?Ob
67%
What country was partitioned between Russia, Prussia and Austria?Poland
67%
What was the nationality of people who were executed in the Katyn Massacre?Polish
67%
What is the currency of Russia?Ruble
67%
What satellite launched the space race?Sputnik
67%
What country's F-16 fighter jet shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M in 2015?Turkey
67%
Who has been the de-facto leader of Russia since 2000?Vladimir Putin
67%
What does the name Stalin mean?Man of {Steel}
63%
What was the first ballet Pyotr Tchaikovsky composed?Swan Lake
63%
What is the most famous Russian firearm?AK-47
60%
What sea does Saint Petersburg overlook?Baltic Sea
60%
What is the name of the most famous ballet theater in Moscow?Bolshoi
60%
Which of the novels of Boris Pasternak was rejected for publication in the USSR,
but its manuscript was smuggled to Italy for publication?
Doctor Zhivago
60%
To what country did the famous male ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, defect in 1961?France
60%
What country did Russia invade in 2008?Georgia
60%
What fictional Russian boxer is the rival of Robert Balboa in "Rocky IV"?Ivan Drago
60%
What city, starting with I, is also one of the places in the "Risk"?Irkutsk
57%
What notable Soviet diplomat was assassinated in Mexico City in 1940?Leon Trotsky
57%
What group of people conquered Russia in the 1200s?Mongols
57%
Which palace was the residence of the Russian emperors?Winter Palace
57%
What country did Russia defeat in the "Great Northern War"?Sweden
56%
What is the name of the national airline of Russia?Aeroflot
50%
What tsar is known as the "Liberator" for his reforms in the 19th century?Alexander II
50%
What is the Russian term for the astronaut?Cosmonaut
50%
What group of horsemen once protected Russia's borders in the late 19th century?Cossacks
50%
What American whistleblower founded asylum in Russia in 2013?Edward Snowden
50%
What is the name of the first of the two 1917 revolutions?{February} Revolution
50%
Russia has 11 time zones. Only one country has more than Russia? Which one is it?France
50%
At what language is Vladimir Putin most fluent after Russian?German
50%
What country was jointly invaded by the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom in 1941?Iran
50%
The Treaty of Portsmouth ended the war against what country in 1905?Japan
50%
What is the favourite sport of Putin?Judo
50%
What region does Russia share with Finland?Karelia
50%
What are the two largest lakes in Europe? (name either)?Ladoga | Onega
50%
What photogenic tennis player has won 5 Grand Slam titles?Maria Sharapova
50%
What last tsar of Russia was executed in 1918?Nicholas II
50%
What prize was Joseph Stalin hilariously nominated for in 1945 and 1948?Nobel Peace Prize
50%
What country shares the shortest border with Russia in Europe?Norway
50%
Moscow is sometimes known to be the "third" of what city?Rome
50%
What sea does Vladivostok overlook?Sea of Japan
50%
What term refers to the vast, Eurasian grasslands of Russia?Steppe
50%
What type of fish is used for making the traditional Russian caviar?Sturgeon
50%
What is the longest railway line in the world?Trans-Siberian Railway
50%
What group of northern people ruled over the Kievan Rus'?Vikings
50%
What is the most popular alcoholic beverage in Russia?Vodka
50%
What city was named after Yakov Sverdlov during the Soviet era?Yekaterinburg
50%
What peninsula, with 29 active volcanoes, can be found in the far northeast of Russia?Kamchatka
44%
What Russian billionaire is the owner of Chelsea FC?Roman Abramovich
43%
What language, besides Russian, is commonly spoken in the city of Kazan?Tatar
43%
Who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder
of modern Russian literature?
Alexander Pushkin
40%
Who was the President of the Russian Federation between 2008-12?Dmitry Medvedev
40%
What was the largest country by area in the Soviet Union after Russia?Kazakhstan
40%
What is the name of the sub-sea that lies between Russia and Crimea?Sea of Azov
40%
What Prussian princess became Tsar of Russia after overthrowing
his husband in 1762?
Catherine the Great
38%
What foreign minister cynically signed a non-aggression pact with Germany in 1939?Vyacheslav Molotov
38%
What river makes most of the Russian border with China?Amur
33%
What federal subject of Russia tried to break away in the 1990s?Chechnya
33%
What sport does Alexander Ovechkin play?Ice Hockey
33%
What was the first country to secede from the Soviet Union?Lithuania
33%
What plaza is located near the Kremlin?Red Square
33%
What royal house ruled Russia from 1613 to 1917?Romanov
33%
What mountain range divides the European and Asian parts of Russia?Urals
33%
What animal went extinct on Russia's Wrangel Island around 2000 BC?Woolly Mammoth
33%
What was Andrei Kirilenko's sport?Basketball
29%
What group of people were liberated in 1861?Serfs
29%
What novel focuses on the moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov?Crime and Punishment
25%
What tech company was co-founded by Sergey Brin?Google
25%
What country revolted against the Soviet Union in 1956?Hungary
25%
What country imports the greatest amount of weaponry from Russia?India
25%
What city, starting with K, is often considered to be the "third capital of Russia"?Kazan
25%
What brand of Russian car was introduced in 1963?Lada
25%
Which Vladimir Nabokov novels did Stanley Kubrick make a movie out of in 1962?Lolita
25%
What Russian ballet dancer emigrated to Canada in 1974?Mikhail Baryshnikov
25%
What city was formerly known as Gorky?Nizhny Novgorod
25%
What was the innermost ruling committee of the Soviet Union?{Polit}buro
25%
What does "Moscow Does Not Believe in" in Vladimir Menshov's 1979 romantic film?Tears
25%
What is the name of the war that was fought against Finland during WWII?Winter War
25%
Who is often considered to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the sport?Lev Yashin
22%
What city briefly became famous in 2013 for a meteor explosion?Chelyabinsk
20%
What international organisation linked all Communists in the world?Comintern
20%
What is the most populous city in the Asian part of Russia?Novosibirsk
20%
What friendly nickname did Stalin acquire during WWII?{Uncle} Joe
20%
What does "USSR" officially stand for?Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics
20%
What Russian city shares its name with a hairstyle?Perm
17%
What was the most famous model of tank that was deployed during WWII?T-34
17%
What Arctic sea lies between Russia and Svalbard?Barents Sea
14%
What series of jewelled eggs were manufactured between 1885-1917?{Fabergé} Egg
14%
What chess player ranked as the all-time highest rated chess player until 2014?Garry Kasparov
14%
What Russian city is the most populous north of the Arctic Circle?Murmansk
14%
What did the Soviet montage theory in film industry create?Film Editing
11%
What was the main occupation of Yul Brynner?Acting
0%
What playwright was known for his short stories, including "The Lady with the Dog"?Anton Chekhov
0%
What was the final novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky?Brothers Karamazov
0%
What Muslim-majority federal subject was the site of a war in 1999?Dagestan
0%
What Pittsburgh Penguin is nicknamed "Geno"?Evgeni Malkin
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What is an "Ushanka"?Fur cap
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Who composed "The Firebird", "Petrushka" and "The Rite of Spring"?Igor Stravinsky
0%
What Russian physiologist made dogs salivate with a bell?Ivan Pavlov
0%
What is the English term for someone from Moscow?Muscovite
0%
What term is used for the anti-Jewish riots and killings in the early 20th century?Pogrom
0%
What was the official state newspaper of the Soviet Union?Prava
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What Jennifer Lawrence movie is based on a 2013 novel set in Moscow?Red Sparrow
0%
What is the most populous three-letter city in Russia?Ufa
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