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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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(77)
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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Jul 17, 2014
(51)
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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Aug 6, 2014
(77)
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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Feb 27, 2015
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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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Sep 18, 2016
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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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Aug 9, 2017
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It's kind of an exaggeration to say that Stalin won World War II.
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Aug 6, 2014
(16)
I suppose "Was on the winning side of WW2" would have been more accurate, but, technically, it's not incorrect.
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Aug 6, 2014
(35)
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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Aug 29, 2016
(59)
The Soviets were far more instrumental in defeating the Germans than the Brits, Americans, or any of the other Allies.
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Aug 9, 2017
(23)
6/20... Terrible, even for an Australian.
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Aug 6, 2014
(73)
Thanks for giving us Tolstoy instead of Dostoyevsky (Dostoevsky) for a famous Russian author....much easier to spell!
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Aug 7, 2014
(69)
or Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Oct 12, 2015
(71)
Thanks to him for giving me gulag - amazing book.
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Aug 9, 2017
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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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Aug 9, 2017
(48)
A great quiz, and something a bit different. Thank you very much
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Aug 8, 2014
(8)
100% with 2:50 left!
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Aug 13, 2014
(38)
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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Aug 13, 2014
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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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Aug 17, 2014
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Well, let's just say you obviously weren't in Georgia at the time. American propaganda is still propaganda.
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Mar 17, 2015
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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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Jul 20, 2016
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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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Jul 20, 2016
(58)
You would prefer "liberated by Russian soldiers who all independently chose to vacation in Crimea that summer," maybe?
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Aug 9, 2017
(35)
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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Jan 31, 2015
(55)
Every empire history is about invading and seizing. That is how empires are being built.
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Aug 31, 2015
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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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Aug 9, 2017
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Or the stupid Italians, invading Abyssinia?
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Aug 9, 2017
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Ivan the Terrible wasn't the first Tsar it was Mikhail.
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Feb 19, 2015
(53)
Mikhail was the first Romanov Tsar. Ivan was the first "Tsar of all Rus."
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Jul 20, 2016
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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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Aug 29, 2016
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Then, after the revolution, they became the people Stalin starved.
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Aug 9, 2017
(79)
I found this quiz to be a bit Russian-centric. Please amend to cater to the American audience...:)
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Sep 28, 2016
(39)
Why don't accept 'peasants'?
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Dec 5, 2016
(26)
I accept people as they are, rich and poor alike.
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Aug 9, 2017
(33)
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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Aug 9, 2017
(56)
The Red Army didn't exist until after the October Revolution.
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Aug 10, 2017
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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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Aug 9, 2017
(49)
I tried terfs and turfs... I feel stupid =(
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Aug 9, 2017
(68)
Easy to confuse, especially if you'd just had a Surf 'n' Turf dinner.
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Aug 9, 2017
(37)
I tried smerf and smurfs.
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Aug 10, 2017
(63)
Apparently the original title for War and Peace was "War, What is it Good For?"
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Aug 10, 2017
(43)
With that title, it might have contributed absolutely nothing to world literature.
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Aug 10, 2017
(43)
Can you please accept "peasants" for "serfs" and "Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov" for "Romanov"?
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Aug 10, 2017
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