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Name these facts about the country of Russia.
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Question
Answer
Capital city
Capital prior to 1918
Communist name of that city
Current President
Soviet equivalent of the CIA
Mountain ranges dividing
Europe and Asia
Name for Soviet prison camps
Sea bordering Sochi
War and Peace author
"Great" tsars
"Terrible" tsar
Highest mountain
He failed to conquer
Russia in 1812
Question
Answer
Items on the Soviet flag
Fish used for traditional caviar
Largest Russian city on the Pacific
Metal boiler for making tea
Official residence of the President
Most famous ballet theater
First satellite to orbit Earth
First person to orbit Earth
Christmas ballet by Tchaikovsky
Vast Eastern region of Russia
Most famous Russian firearm
"Turning point" battle in WWII
Longest river in European Russia
Answer Stats
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level 66
Jul 30, 2013
I can never spell caucasus
+3
level 16
Jul 31, 2013
You should accept "Kavkaz" for the mountain range.
+1
level 35
Dec 4, 2016
It's the tallest mountain, not mountain range
+2
level 64
Jun 12, 2018
That's not the question poco is referring to.
+1
level 41
Jul 31, 2013
29, Damn you samovar!!!
+2
level 60
Dec 3, 2013
You seriously don't accept Moskva or Sankt Petersburg on a quiz about Russia?
+2
level 37
May 15, 2014
when i was flying out of jfk i saw svo moscow transliterated to Москов. Someone dun goof'd
+1
level 49
Jan 19, 2015
um isnt that how you spell Moscow in Russian Cyrillic letters?
+7
level 59
Mar 2, 2015
In Russian, it's not called Moscow but Moskva and it's spelled Москва :)
+1
level 41
Jun 13, 2018
It probably happened because you were flying to Sheremetyevo airport (IATA code - SVO)
+1
level 57
Jun 12, 2018
This is a quiz with answers in the English language! If the Russian words were accepted for those two you might as well translate all the answers.
+1
level 58
Jun 12, 2018
Thanks, Berney. Well stated.
+3
level 34
Dec 19, 2013
100% 0:06 left, phew the trouble for not native english speakers is how certain terms/names are spelled in english, if i know the answer in my language but not in english, i have to look up in the translator, very time consuming
+1
level 65
Oct 5, 2016
Only do the quizzes in your own language then.
+2
level 39
Jan 11, 2017
You are so rude! Can you take a quiz in a language other than English? I bet NOT
+1
level 44
Jun 3, 2018
I'm not a native speaker as well, but I never translate words from my native language to English when doing quizzes. I try to spell the word like 100 times and sometimes got it right in the end.
+1
level 16
May 5, 2014
Should also add Nord Ost for Bolshoi
+1
level 71
Nov 9, 2015
Why?
+2
level 22
May 16, 2014
Catherine the Great wasn't exactly a tsar -- like saying Victoria was the longest-ruling king of England.
+1
level 49
Jan 19, 2015
haha i know if anything she woudl have been a Czarina ?
+1
level 43
Dec 5, 2016
Nope, it's tsaritsa.
+1
level 63
Nov 9, 2015
Thank you!
+1
level 37
Nov 9, 2015
Exactly, this is why I didn't bother trying 'Catherine'
+4
level 75
Nov 9, 2015
But there are only two Russian rulers who are commonly known as "the Great". Why wouldn't you try Catherine?
+1
level 56
Nov 10, 2015
Yes, she was.
+1
level 39
Dec 12, 2017
RomanBartelli: Would Tsarina satisfy your delicate sensibilities?
+1
level 73
Jun 12, 2018
Correct terminology equals delicate sensibilities? It pays to increase your word power.
+1
level 55
Jun 14, 2014
I thought a samovar was a weapon.
+1
level 59
Mar 2, 2015
it can be, if it's in hands of somebody clumsy...
+1
level 73
Oct 5, 2016
I think there was a mortar called a Samovar, but wasn't it called that from a WWII funny song about Russians launching their samovars of boiling water at the enemy?
+2
level 66
Aug 6, 2014
Best I've done on a country quiz in a long time. I guess I know Russia almost as well as I know the US. And better than I know Canada or the UK. Not sure if that's good or bad. :/
+1
level 49
Jan 19, 2015
I just want to say I like Russia and couldn't spell the dang Cacucus mountains right.. lol
+1
level 68
Nov 9, 2015
I bet you can spell Caucasian ;)
+1
level 31
Jul 4, 2015
Missed Mt. Elbrus and The Nutcraker......I am ashamed.
+1
level 73
Nov 10, 2015
I only missed Elbrus. I can never remember each country's highest mountain.
+1
level 33
Nov 9, 2015
21/30 never studied much of Russia.
+1
level 60
Nov 9, 2015
Only found out about the Christmas connection with the ballet relatively recently. I guess other countries have that instead of pantomime. 30/30, surprised myself, even though I have actually visited Russia.
+1
level 56
Nov 10, 2015
Garagin not Gagarin.
+4
level 65
Dec 7, 2015
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin
+1
level 25
Jul 29, 2016
You should accept Balshoy.
+6
level 43
Feb 16, 2017
Yau shauld accept Balshay.
+1
level 47
Jan 27, 2017
only missed Samovar, had no idea for it but now i know!
+1
level 73
Oct 11, 2017
Same. But I'll forget in a few minutes
+1
level 34
Jun 7, 2017
27/30... This was dismal for me
+1
level 55
Aug 30, 2017
The capital until 1918 was Petrograd, not St Petersburg - since 1914 anyway.
+1
level 13
Oct 11, 2017
Excuse me,but you forgot AN ACTUALLY AMAZING SOVIET/COLD WAR ERA MOVIE CLUE
+1
level 72
Jun 12, 2018
Is it Rocky IV?
+2
level 43
Oct 14, 2017
Mount Elbrus was never highest peak in USSR. Correct is Pik Kommunizma 7495 meters.
+3
level 73
Jun 1, 2018
This quiz is about the country of Russia, and includes some questions about the Soviet Union.
+1
level 36
Jun 3, 2018
Imagine that 5% that missed Putin.
+1
level 43
Jun 12, 2018
Samovar that's my only miss, I didn't know.
+1
level 46
Jun 13, 2018
please accept "avtomat kalashnikova 1947" because that is the official name
+1
level 65
Jun 13, 2018
Weisenheimer.
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