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Geography of Russia

Answer these questions related to the geography of the Russian Federation.
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Last updated: March 22, 2017
First submittedMarch 20, 2017
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What is the capital of Russia?
Moscow
What is Russia's former capital and second largest city?
St. Petersburg
What was the name of that city during Soviet times?
Leningrad
What is the longest river in the European part of Russia?
Volga
Name one of the four rivers in Asian Russia that is longer than the above
Ob, Amur, Lena,
or Yenisei
On what sea would you find the city of Sochi?
Black Sea
What is the name of the vast northern and eastern region of Russia?
Siberia
What two mountain ranges divide Europe and Asia?
Caucasus
Urals
What strait separates Russia from Alaska?
Bering Strait
What is the world's deepest lake?
Lake Baikal
With what other country does Russia share the region of Karelia?
Finland
What peninsula, with 29 active volcanoes, can be found in the far northeast of Russia?
Kamchatka
What animal went extinct on Russia's Wrangel Island around 2000 BC?
Woolly Mammoth
On what river does the city of Rostov lie?
Don
What language, besides Russian, is commonly spoken in the city of Kazan?
(Hint: starts with T)
Tatar
What island, Russia's largest, was once claimed by Japan?
Sakhalin
What Russian city is near the border with North Korea?
Vladivostok
What is the tallest mountain in Russia (and also Europe)?
Mount Elbrus
What part of Russia, taken from Germany, is not connected to the rest?
Kaliningrad
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level 70
Mar 21, 2017
19/20 - and I thought I knew nothing about Russian geography!
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level 73
Mar 22, 2017
19 out of 20 for me as well...had never heard of the don river before
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level 57
Jun 16, 2017
same
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level 48
Apr 3, 2018
same
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level 16
Jun 15, 2017
This quiz was for people like you that don't know anything about Russia.
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level 78
Mar 21, 2017
Siberia isn't really "northern and eastern region of Russia", just the area east of the Urals. Northern Asia, yes. But just Eastern Russia. The southernmost parts of Siberia are at the same latitude as Central Germany and noticeably south of Moscow.
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level 80
Mar 21, 2017
Aral sea is not in Russia.
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level 77
Mar 21, 2017
Agree! Aral Sea (what's left of it) is split between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
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level 71
Mar 21, 2017
I agree as well.
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level ∞
Mar 21, 2017
I also agree. Changed the question!
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level ∞
Mar 22, 2017
Added the missing word
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level 71
Mar 21, 2017
Well, actually Rostov is a small city close to Moscow, whereas the city referred here is Rostov-on-Don, named for obvious reasons...
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level 56
Jun 15, 2017
Lol. What's the capital of America? Washington-on-potomac
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level 23
Oct 19, 2017
"City-on-river" is a common naming scheme in Britain.
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level 78
Mar 21, 2017
I agree with accepting Kaliningrad alone, but the full answer should be Kaliningrad exclave or Kaliningrad oblast.
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level 78
Jun 15, 2017
It doesn't seem to bother anyone else, but I would like to insist...
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level 55
Jun 15, 2017
It bothers me too. I am going to boycott this quiz until something can be done about this serious issue!
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level 78
Jun 15, 2017
Very funny...
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level 85
Apr 24, 2018
That's basically saying that 'Alaska' shouldn't be an acceptable answer, unless it's 'Alaska exclave' or 'Alaska state.'
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level 78
Jul 6, 2018
@platitude Not really. Grad means city or town in Russian. If New York State were named New York City State, leaving it at New York City when talking about the state would be misleading. The city of Kaliningrad (Königsberg) has a very long and well known history in Europe.
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level 72
Mar 21, 2017
Nice quiz!
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level 70
Mar 21, 2017
Oh Russia, our little sister :) I love this quiz.
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level 64
Mar 21, 2017
Little? You must be meaning big.
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level 16
Jun 15, 2017
Let him live in his fantasy world
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level 73
Mar 22, 2017
At the start of the Soviet era, until 1924, Leningrad was called Petrograd.
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level 59
Jun 15, 2017
It was called Sankt Peterburg when it was founded in 1703. The name was changed to Petrograd in 1914 because it sounded too German and Russia was at war with Germany at the time. In 1924, it was renamed Leningrad for obvious reasons. In 1991, the original name Sankt Peterburg (Saint Petersburg) was restored. By the way, the oblast around it is still called Leningrad Oblast.
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level 78
Jun 15, 2017
Jerry probably knows all that. All he was trying to say is that the city had two names during the communist era, and that Petrograd should at least be accepted.
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level 59
Jun 15, 2017
Petrograd is already a type-in for St Petersburg though - can't really be an answer to both.
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level 56
Jun 15, 2017
Got 18/20. Awesome quiz!
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level 48
Jun 15, 2017
Really well-made quiz. Nice questions!
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level 77
Jun 15, 2017
I really enjoy these quizzes about different countries. I am learning from them.
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level 63
Jan 10, 2018
I was about to say that Novaya Zemlya is larger than Sakhalin, which it is, but then I saw that it's made up of two close islands: the Severny and Yuzhny islands. That's my new fact of the day!