Russia Country Quiz

Can you name these facts about the country of Russia?
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Last updated: May 16, 2020
First submittedApril 17, 2013
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Capital city
Moscow
Capital prior to 1918
St. Petersburg
Communist name of that city
Leningrad
Current President
Vladimir Putin
Soviet equivalent of the CIA
KGB
Mountain ranges dividing
Europe and Asia
Urals
Caucasus
Name for Soviet prison camps
Gulags
Sea bordering Sochi
Black Sea
War and Peace author
Leo Tolstoy
"Great" tsars
Peter
Catherine II
"Terrible" tsar
Ivan IV
Highest mountain
Mount Elbrus
He failed to conquer
Russia in 1812
Napoleon
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Items on the Soviet flag
Hammer
Sickle
Star
Fish used for traditional caviar
Sturgeon
Largest Russian city on the Pacific
Vladivostok
Metal boiler for making tea
Samovar
Official residence of the President
Moscow Kremlin
Most famous ballet theater
Bolshoi Theatre
First satellite to orbit Earth
Sputnik
First person to orbit Earth
Yuri Gagarin
Christmas ballet by Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker
Vast Eastern region of Russia
Siberia
Most famous Russian firearm
AK-47
"Turning point" battle in WWII
Battle of Stalingrad
Longest river in European Russia
Volga
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Level 66
Jul 30, 2013
I can never spell caucasus
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Level 52
Sep 30, 2020
I can never spell Elbrus.
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Level 59
Dec 3, 2013
You seriously don't accept Moskva or Sankt Petersburg on a quiz about Russia?
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Level 71
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.
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Level 65
Jun 12, 2018
Thanks, Berney. Well stated.
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
City are generally always accepted in their native tongue on this site, ALL answers would be silly. But the rest usually already is translated and accepted. Im sure there is a word for your comment, i honestly cant think of it. (Like saying what is next MOVING pictures! While they allready exist) it sort of takes the power out of your argument.
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Level 55
Jun 14, 2014
I thought a samovar was a weapon.
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Level 62
Mar 2, 2015
it can be, if it's in hands of somebody clumsy...
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Level 78
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?
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Level 49
Jan 19, 2015
I just want to say I like Russia and couldn't spell the dang Cacucus mountains right.. lol
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Level 75
Nov 9, 2015
I bet you can spell Caucasian ;)
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
Couscous? ;)
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
Or cactus :p
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Level 31
Jul 4, 2015
Missed Mt. Elbrus and The Nutcraker......I am ashamed.
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Level 78
Nov 10, 2015
I only missed Elbrus. I can never remember each country's highest mountain.
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Level 62
Aug 18, 2019
I missed it because I spelled it wrong.
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Level 36
Nov 9, 2015
21/30 never studied much of Russia.
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Level 30
Oct 15, 2020
24/30 same here
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Level 30
Oct 15, 2020
updated 30/30
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Level 58
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.
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Level 27
Jul 29, 2016
You should accept Balshoy.
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Level 43
Feb 16, 2017
Yau shauld accept Balshay.
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Level 47
Aug 22, 2020
I don't get how this is supposed to be a comeback, changing the all the 'o's in that sentence to 'a's vastly changes the wording of the sentence, whereas changing the 'i' to a 'y' in bolshoi doesn't change the pronunciation and makes perfect sense.
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Level 56
Jan 27, 2017
only missed Samovar, had no idea for it but now i know!
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Level 80
Oct 11, 2017
Same. But I'll forget in a few minutes
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Level 80
Jan 2, 2019
A year later and I now can remember all of these answers.
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2017
The capital until 1918 was Petrograd, not St Petersburg - since 1914 anyway.
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Level 14
Oct 11, 2017
Excuse me,but you forgot AN ACTUALLY AMAZING SOVIET/COLD WAR ERA MOVIE CLUE
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Level 78
Jun 12, 2018
Is it Rocky IV?
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Level 42
Jun 3, 2018
Imagine that 5% that missed Putin.
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Level 41
Jun 12, 2018
Samovar that's my only miss, I didn't know.
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Level 47
Jun 13, 2018
please accept "avtomat kalashnikova 1947" because that is the official name
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Level 65
Jun 13, 2018
Weisenheimer.
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Level 55
Jul 10, 2020
Do you feel better about yourself now?
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Level 72
Oct 18, 2018
We can argue about the whole is-Cyprus-Asian-or-European debate, but we can't deny the fact that this country has the best national anthem
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Level 80
Jan 2, 2019
Kazakhstan greatest country in the world.
All other countries are run by little girls.
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
I looked it up, honestly i see nothing special about it. I really like the uzbekistan one though :)
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Level 64
Apr 17, 2019
Listened to Kalinka and Katyusha while playing this quiz. Not a mistake.
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Level 46
Jun 5, 2019
yeah the proleteriat
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Level 46
Jun 5, 2019
russia is the place where it's at
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
I tried gulas(h) and gaugin. I knew they werent right but it was as close as my might would get me. A miracle i didnt try erebus for elbus ;) then again i was totally blank on that one though on hindsight i do recognise it.
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Level 64
Aug 28, 2019
it didn't accept Vladiwoodstock :(
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Level 60
Jan 30, 2020
It took me forever to get Catherine, mostly because she was a tsarina, not a tsar. (Technically she was an empress, but that's nitpicking.)
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Level 45
Aug 16, 2020
Same.
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Level 61
May 5, 2020
Got them all except for Mt Elbrus. Tried Kursk first as battle for turning point in WW2.
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Level 32
Jun 2, 2020
apparently this quiz is a bit communist
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Level 32
Jun 2, 2020
i got all the communist questions correct...the rest wrong
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Level 72
Jul 10, 2020
I'd say communism, like capitalism, is a good ideology in principle, but when practiced by humans it turns horrible.
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Level 55
Jul 10, 2020
Islandcarver: Literally every time a country tried to do communism, it ended up in horrible attrocities, famines, death and suffering (USSR, China, North Korea, Cambodia, etc.). Yet, people always claim it's not the fault of the system, but rather the people and the system inntheory is good. It's just not.
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Level 83
Jul 10, 2020
Russia was a bit communist for a time...
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Level 61
Jun 9, 2020
Satellite in Russian is Спутник (Sputnik) lol
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Level 58
Jul 10, 2020
ah yes the sputnik sputnik
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Level 32
Jul 4, 2020
I be like okay that’s all easy but wtf is CIA??? Ah, it’s American KGB... wonder how many guys from Russia had the same problem))
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Level 59
Jul 10, 2020
For a curiosity: The one and only success-finished siege of Moscow was in 1610 by polish troops called Husaria. In Russia time when polish army stayed in Moscow calls Smuta (Time of Troubles)
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Level 55
Jul 10, 2020
Thats just simply not true. Napoleon conquered Moscow without any trouble, it was after, when russians pulled the pro gamer move of burning it down, when things went down the drain for him. Mongols also razed Moscow when they had their time there.
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Level 59
Jul 10, 2020
That's why i wrote SIEGE. Napoleon didn't siege a city. Russians after battle of Borodino abandoned and burned down Moscow so Napoleon took destroyed city without any fight. With Mongols - I agree with you but the fact is that Poles stayed in Moscow for the longer time - over 2 years (1610-1612)
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Level 70
Jul 10, 2020
Please accept Petrograd for St Petersburg as that was the name at the time.
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Level 66
Jul 10, 2020
Who said it wasn't accepted?
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Level 70
Jul 10, 2020
It's accepted for Leningrad. But it does also work for the St Petersburg hint. The name Petrograd was used from 1914 to 1924. But anyone who knows Petrograd will also know St Petersburg.
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Level 61
Jul 10, 2020
Can't believe so many people missed Elbrus. It's one of the seven summits!
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Level 66
Jul 10, 2020
What seven summits?
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Level 53
Jul 10, 2020
The highest mountains on each continent. They are: Denali (North America), Aconcagua (South America), Elbrus (Europe), Everest (Asia), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Vinson (Antarctica) ans either Puncak Jaya or Kosciusko (Oceania) based on whether you’re using Oceania or counting border areas, such as the Indonesian part of New Guinea and Hawaii.
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Level 43
Jul 10, 2020
I read ballet dancer and kept trying every variation on Baryshnikov
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Level 47
Aug 5, 2020
Honestly! how are u supposed to spell Vladivastock! no? Vladivatsok! no? well ummmmmmmm Vlidivastok? Vlidivostok? Vladivostock!
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Level 52
Sep 30, 2020
It's spelt as it's pronounced: Vla-di-vos-tok