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History of Russia Quiz

Name these facts from Russian history.
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Peninsula seized in 2014
Country invaded in 2008
De-facto leader since 2000
First democratically-elected President
Country invaded in 1979
Satellite that launched the space race
Pact between the USSR and
its allies in 1955
Warsaw Pact
Dictator who killed millions
but won WWII
Siberian prison system during the
reign of the above
First communist leader
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Communist faction that seized
power in 1917
Last tsarist dynasty
Author of "War & Peace"
Group that was liberated in 1861
Conqueror who invaded
Russia in 1812
"Great" female empress
Tsar who moved the capital
First tsar
Group that conquered Russia
in the 1200's
Ancient fortified area of Moscow
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level 76
Jul 17, 2014
Almost missed the First Tsar question because I recently learned that the first person ever to have the title was Simeon I of Bulgaria, and the last person ever to bear the title is Simeon II of Bulgaria.
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level 50
Aug 6, 2014
It's the same as asking for the first king of England, and you saying there had been an earlier king in another country. True but irrevelent.
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level 76
Feb 27, 2015
I don't disagree with you. Just funny how the mind gets stuck on something sometimes, and takes a while to get past.
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level 39
Sep 18, 2016
I believe what he actually means is the first tsar of russia as a whole country. By all means there have been tsars before ivan the terrible, nevertheless their title was tsar of moscow, not russia.
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level 54
Aug 9, 2017
Before Ivan the Terrible, the title of the ruler was Grand Prince of Moscow - Moscow was a Grand Duchy. Ivan was the first monarch with the specific title of Tsar, which he adopted in 1547, 13 years after his reign started.
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level 53
Aug 6, 2014
It's kind of an exaggeration to say that Stalin won World War II.
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level 16
Aug 6, 2014
I suppose "Was on the winning side of WW2" would have been more accurate, but, technically, it's not incorrect.
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level 35
Aug 29, 2016
Stalin won WW2 just as much as Churchill or Roosevelt. Without the USSR then the Allies wouldn't have stood a chance. Maybe with Trotsky or another leader then the USSR might have looked different, maybe less industrialised or with a smaller military. It might not have stood up to Germany. This is all speculation, but if you did have to pin down the "Winner of WW2" one one man, ridiculous as that would be, Stalin would be a good contender.
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level 60
Aug 9, 2017
The Soviets were far more instrumental in defeating the Germans than the Brits, Americans, or any of the other Allies.
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level 65
Sep 12, 2017
Compare the positions of the countries at the beginning and at the end of the WWII. Who gained the most? USSR and USA. So Stalin definitely has won the WWII
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level 22
Aug 6, 2014
6/20... Terrible, even for an Australian.
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level 74
Aug 7, 2014
Thanks for giving us Tolstoy instead of Dostoyevsky (Dostoevsky) for a famous Russian author....much easier to spell!
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level 70
Oct 12, 2015
or Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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level 72
Aug 9, 2017
Thanks to him for giving me gulag - amazing book.
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level 60
Aug 9, 2017
I went to Cavendish, Vermont a few years ago (since I was more or less in the neighbourhood), just out of curiosity, to see where Solzhenitsyn had spent nearly two decades in exile. When I went to the gas station to check if there was anything to see, my query caused a bit of a stir, highlighted (for me) by the question: "You mean that Russian guy?" The next day I was at the library in Keene, New York - built in the year before Gorky wrote his most famous novel (Mother) while staying in the tiny community. I asked the librarian if there was anything commemorating his time there. The librarian had never heard of him but did ask if I had checked the shelves under "G".
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level 48
Aug 8, 2014
A great quiz, and something a bit different. Thank you very much
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level 8
Aug 13, 2014
100% with 2:50 left!
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level 38
Aug 13, 2014
Some of these questions show a strong political slant. Reading news from non-American sources would help with inaccurate words like "seized" and "invaded."
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level 71
Aug 17, 2014
You mean reading news from Russian propaganda mills? What would you call what happened in Georgia? They were just coming to pay a neighborly visit? In tanks? The Russian air force were dropping fruit baskets on Tbilisi and it was only the biased American media that reported it was bombs?
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level 16
Mar 17, 2015
Well, let's just say you obviously weren't in Georgia at the time. American propaganda is still propaganda.
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level 54
Jul 20, 2016
I notice you didn't complain about it saying Stalin won WWII though, which is quite slanted toward the Soviet side ;)
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level 54
Jul 20, 2016
Also, propaganda is propaganda, positive or negative, regardless of what country it comes from. And let's be honest here, no country's media is entirely unbiased.
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level 60
Aug 9, 2017
You would prefer "liberated by Russian soldiers who all independently chose to vacation in Crimea that summer," maybe?
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level 38
Jan 31, 2015
Good one, but still think there should be some more truth in it. Looks like the history of Russia is only "invading" and "seizing" someone. I wonder how would we describe the American history then, in their police of "America to Americans". And I didn't even mention The UK...
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level 57
Aug 31, 2015
Every empire history is about invading and seizing. That is how empires are being built.
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level 55
Aug 9, 2017
Russia has been built on assertion of power via invasions. It's not anti-Russian; it's just the truth. Even today, Putin uses invasions to divide countries that are straying too far to the West to keep them in his sphere of influence (see Georgia and Ukraine). While the US is imperialistic in its own right, it's invasions are less about hegemony.
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level 36
Aug 9, 2017
Or the stupid Italians, invading Abyssinia?
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level 4
Feb 19, 2015
Ivan the Terrible wasn't the first Tsar it was Mikhail.
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level 54
Jul 20, 2016
Mikhail was the first Romanov Tsar. Ivan was the first "Tsar of all Rus."
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level 35
Aug 29, 2016
The Serfs were hardly liberated. They may have called it that at the time, but they were pretty much still slaves up to the Revolution. A matter of opinion of course.
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level 36
Aug 9, 2017
Then, after the revolution, they became the people Stalin starved.
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level 79
Sep 28, 2016
I found this quiz to be a bit Russian-centric. Please amend to cater to the American audience...:)
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level 41
Dec 5, 2016
Why don't accept 'peasants'?
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level 36
Aug 9, 2017
I accept people as they are, rich and poor alike.
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level 33
Aug 9, 2017
I think Reds/Red Army should also work for "Communist faction that seized power in 1917" You can check here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolsheviks
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level 56
Aug 10, 2017
The Red Army didn't exist until after the October Revolution.
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level 72
Aug 9, 2017
For gulag would you accept Glavnoye Upravleniye ispravitelno-trudovyh Lagerey? (Just kidding, but saw that on Wikipedia while looking up Solzhinetsyn, and I'd forgotten the word gulag is a Russian acronym.)
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level 49
Aug 9, 2017
I tried terfs and turfs... I feel stupid =(
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level 70
Aug 9, 2017
Easy to confuse, especially if you'd just had a Surf 'n' Turf dinner.
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level 44
Aug 10, 2017
I tried smerf and smurfs.
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level 65
Aug 10, 2017
Apparently the original title for War and Peace was "War, What is it Good For?"
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level 50
Aug 10, 2017
With that title, it might have contributed absolutely nothing to world literature.
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level 50
Aug 10, 2017
Can you please accept "peasants" for "serfs" and "Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov" for "Romanov"?
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level 21
Aug 22, 2017
Romanov was on the tip of my tounge but it didn't come to me until the final seconds where as romania and rachmaninov kept on passing my mind so i added the first 4 letters and last 3 letters of romania and rachmaninov
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level 14
Dec 2, 2017
Hunt for Red October=Communist Propaganda
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