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Russia Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Russia.
Last updated: November 03, 2018
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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 60
Dec 3, 2013
You seriously don't accept Moskva or Sankt Petersburg on a quiz about Russia?
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level 37
May 15, 2014
when i was flying out of jfk i saw svo moscow transliterated to Москов. Someone dun goof'd
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level 49
Jan 19, 2015
um isnt that how you spell Moscow in Russian Cyrillic letters?
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level 60
Mar 2, 2015
In Russian, it's not called Moscow but Moskva and it's spelled Москва :)
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level 42
Jun 13, 2018
It probably happened because you were flying to Sheremetyevo airport (IATA code - SVO)
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level 61
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 60
Jun 12, 2018
Thanks, Berney. Well stated.
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level 33
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
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level 66
Oct 5, 2016
Only do the quizzes in your own language then.
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level 39
Jan 11, 2017
You are so rude! Can you take a quiz in a language other than English? I bet NOT
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level 45
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.
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level 55
Jun 14, 2014
I thought a samovar was a weapon.
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level 60
Mar 2, 2015
it can be, if it's in hands of somebody clumsy...
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level 74
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 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. :/
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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 69
Nov 9, 2015
I bet you can spell Caucasian ;)
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level 31
Jul 4, 2015
Missed Mt. Elbrus and The Nutcraker......I am ashamed.
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level 74
Nov 10, 2015
I only missed Elbrus. I can never remember each country's highest mountain.
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level 33
Nov 9, 2015
21/30 never studied much of Russia.
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level 59
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 26
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 46
Jan 27, 2017
only missed Samovar, had no idea for it but now i know!
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level 74
Oct 11, 2017
Same. But I'll forget in a few minutes
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level 34
Jun 7, 2017
27/30... This was dismal for me
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level 57
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 72
Jun 12, 2018
Is it Rocky IV?
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level 43
Oct 14, 2017
Mount Elbrus was never highest peak in USSR. Correct is Pik Kommunizma 7495 meters.
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level 74
Jun 1, 2018
This quiz is about the country of Russia, and includes some questions about the Soviet Union.
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level 40
Jun 3, 2018
Imagine that 5% that missed Putin.
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level 43
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 70
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