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Biggest Cities in Russia Quiz

How many of Russia's 24 biggest cities can you name?
According to the 2010 census
Last updated: November 04, 2018
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Population
City
11,503,501
Moscow
4,879,566
Saint Petersburg
1,473,754
Novosibirsk
1,349,772
Yekaterinburg
1,250,619
Nizhny Novgorod
1,164,685
Samara
1,154,116
Omsk
1,143,535
Kazan
Population
City
1,130,132
Chelyabinsk
1,089,261
Rostov-on-Don
1,062,319
Ufa
1,021,215
Volgograd
991,162
Perm
973,826
Krasnoyarsk
889,680
Voronezh
837,900
Saratov
Population
City
744,995
Krasnodar
719,632
Tolyatti
627,734
Izhevsk
614,786
Ulyanovsk
612,401
Barnaul
592,034
Vladivostok
591,486
Yaroslavl
587,891
Irkutsk
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level 46
Nov 7, 2011
yeah, hard. i got 5
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level 21
Dec 6, 2014
Quite hard. I got 20/24!
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level 16
Jun 4, 2016
I got 100%
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level 49
Jan 19, 2015
lol I got 5 too. I could have cheated and cut and pasted them all because Ican't spell them worth anything lol
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level 57
Dec 1, 2017
I got 21/24, but isn't Tyumen bigger than Irkutsk?
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level 57
Dec 1, 2017
Tyumen's Population is 621,918, and Irkutsk's Population is 601,993
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level 57
Dec 1, 2017
According to Google Maps....
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level 55
May 1, 2017
so you did not copy paste ?
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level 15
Nov 8, 2011
99% got moscow, and 98% got earth on the 8 planets quiz. Humans are weird!
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level 78
Apr 10, 2012
griffey5050 - nearly all ARE phonetic spellings. Learning the Russian alphabet and the English sound equivalent helps!
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level 68
Aug 25, 2014
Ummm...the Russian alphabet is more phonetic than English for sure, but you have to understand Russian's extensive system of vowel reduction, and you have to be aware of palatalization, which most English speakers can neither hear nor pronounce reliably.
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level 33
Apr 29, 2012
That was hard 18/24, and apparently Vodka isnt a Russian answer
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level 59
Mar 28, 2016
Really? Because I was pretty sure vodka was a Russian answer. Maybe not to this quiz, but you know, in general.
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level 69
Nov 23, 2012
The spellings aren't that tricky if you have seen the names written, but if you only remember them from hearing them, that's a little harder. For example, I got 17/24, but I also knew Voronezh. It's just that I typed Veronezh but didn't think to try Voronezh.
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level 24
May 6, 2014
I got most because i understand but can you use yekaterinburg as yekarinburg
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level 43
Aug 25, 2014
Got all. My girlfriend is Russian.
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level 75
Aug 25, 2014
See? That's why I need to get a Russian girlfriend.
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level 81
Aug 25, 2014
That ain't the only reason.
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level 78
Mar 24, 2017
I get emails about that all the time.
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
They ought to advertise on this website
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level 64
Mar 2, 2017
Never had a girlfriend of any nationality other than American, but my physics professor is Russian (he actually shares his last name with one of these cities). Didn't help much on the quiz. 6/24
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level 68
Dec 9, 2018
Mr. Saint Petersburg was your teacher too?
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level 59
Aug 25, 2014
20/24. Almost got Ulyanovsk as well - I thought it was Ulyanov or Ulyevsk. Also missed Perm, Saratov and Voronezh.
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level 67
Aug 27, 2014
Let's see. Moscow. St. Petersburg. Um... What were those Risk territories?
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level 76
Oct 4, 2015
Ha yes, I tried putting in all the Risk places I could think of. The only other one I actually got was Nizhny-Novgorod, because it's in Michel Strogoff by Jules Verne.
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level 31
Sep 22, 2014
Got all on first try because I lived in Kazan for five years as a bartender. My wife is Russian too, so naturally that helps ha.
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level 48
Oct 24, 2014
I always thought that Krasnodar and Krasnoyarsk where the same city but in different languages.
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level 48
Dec 18, 2014
Got 17, but I always forget Rostov!
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level 75
Apr 1, 2015
Can't believe Springfield didn't work. Typing all the words from the Risk board helped.
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level 20
Jul 26, 2015
Got 4. pretty damn proud of myself
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level 39
Nov 6, 2015
How are some of these even pronounceble?
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level 47
Jan 22, 2016
got 22, 1 was misspelled, so pretty much that's 23... yea, it's hard, even for russian, after like 15 i just started guessing...
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level 13
Apr 26, 2016
to bad Sevastopol is to small to make the list. It would be funny to watch people freak out about its inclusion
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level 75
Jul 20, 2016
seriously need many more spellings for yekaterinburg
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level 62
May 10, 2017
only one: Sverdlovsk ;)
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level 37
Jul 22, 2016
I got 11, I mean how are these even possible to pronounce? Annoyed I missed Chelyabinsk :/
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
There should be Khabarovsk, with 611 thousand inhabitants, the city certainly bigger than Irkutsk, Vladivostok or Yaroslavl
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level 52
Apr 3, 2017
According to Google and Wikipedia it's closer to 590 thousand, but that's still big enough to make the list.
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level 28
Jun 27, 2017
I got 2, Ima boss!!!!!
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level 27
Sep 24, 2017
I only got Moscow. Only city in Russia I knew without looking at the Atlas.
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level 28
Nov 4, 2017
Wow, I thought I was way below average with 8.
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level 29
Nov 24, 2017
Try the type-in version here
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level 65
Dec 22, 2017
Will you accept Novgorod for Nizhny Novgorod?
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level 62
Dec 24, 2017
No - when 'Novgorod' is used by itself, it usually refers to Veliky Novgorod. Two very different cities
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level 65
Dec 22, 2017
Only knew #1, 2 and 3 :(
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level 37
Mar 11, 2018
i got 3
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level 75
Jun 1, 2018
I've only been to Moscow and St Petersburg (and Peterhof), and the long mostly empty stretches of highway between, but both cities were lovely.
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level 67
Jul 22, 2018
Could you accept Barn Owl for Barnaul?
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level 53
Sep 26, 2018
[bərnɐˈul] and /ˈbɑɹn ˌaʊəl/ are 2 different pronounciations.
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level 18
Oct 5, 2018
haha!
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level 33
Mar 21, 2019
Reading how hard the Spelling is... But when you are a slav you just replace č with ch š with sh j with y and you are done. I see how it is hard to you Like chinese is to me.