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Russia by Picture

Can you identify these people, places, and things associated with Russia?
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Last updated: March 21, 2018
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(1957 newsmaker)
(Russian invention)
(writing system)
(former empress)
(mystical faith healer)
(tennis player)
(longest railway line)
(an island)
(a lake)
(a peninsula)
(tallest mountain in Europe)
(museum)
(theater)
(area in central Moscow)
Bolshoy Theatre
St. Basil's Cathedral
Fabergé Egg
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level 76
Mar 19, 2018
Actually, the writing you're displaying is Old Church Slavonic. Even Russians with full knowledge of Cyrillic might have a hard time reading that.
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level 67
Mar 19, 2018
Text is appropriate. It is still cyrilic script, the writing system that conects Slavic people. Even I from Serbia could read it and understand and I never learned it.
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level 76
Mar 19, 2018
It's kind of like showing old German Gothic script and calling it "Latin alphabet". Yes it's technically true, just not a good example.
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level ∞
Mar 20, 2018
Changed the picture
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level 70
Mar 19, 2018
A Russia quiz without either Red Square or the White House!
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level 70
Mar 21, 2018
There are two buildings from the Red Square.
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level 61
Mar 20, 2018
Isn't cyrillic alphabet invented by Bulgarians?
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level 67
Mar 20, 2018
No, but it is not Russian invention also, they are just using it.
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level 67
Mar 20, 2018
It needs to be associated with Russia, not necessarily invented in Russia. Croissants are also associated with France, but were invented in Austria, for example.
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level 63
Jun 14, 2018
The Cyrillic alphabet (or to be more correct an earlier version of it) was invented by the saint brothers (Constantine-) Cyril and Methodius who are born in Thessaloniki. They develop an alphabet which should allow the Slavic nations to read the Bible in their own language and not in Greek or Latin. This should help for the easier spread of Christianity among the Slavs. The first alphabet however was quite complicated. Search glagolitic script and you'll see what I mean. Later, one of Cyril and Methodius pupils, St. Clement of Ohrid develops a new alphabet and calls it "cyrillic" in the name of his teacher. And this is the one which is still used today.
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level 69
Mar 20, 2018
could tranSiberian be allowed?
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level ∞
Mar 21, 2018
Okay
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level 52
Jun 14, 2018
You should allow Sahalin for Sakhalin. Kept trying Sahaline, Sahaleen and every other version I could think of. The 'k' never crossed my mind, it's silent anyway.
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level 42
Jun 14, 2018
Maybe also accept "table of mendeleev" ?
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level 44
Jun 14, 2018
No Trump presidency?
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level 78
Jun 14, 2018
No Collusion! Be Best! Stormy Daniels!
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level 57
Jun 14, 2018
lol
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level 56
Aug 4, 2018
FAKE T**S! Whoops, I mean fake news!
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level 57
Jun 14, 2018
Balalalalalalalalalalalalalaika
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level 39
Jun 14, 2018
It's "Bolshoi", not "Bolshoy".
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level 52
Jun 15, 2018
How is "Periodic System of Elements" not accepted?
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level 56
Aug 4, 2018
C'mon
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level 59
Jun 15, 2018
Not giving me "TransSiberia"? Fine.
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level 76
Jun 18, 2018
D'oh! I tried to spell Kournikova several different ways...didn't dawn on me I had the wrong female Russian tennis player!
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level 63
Jun 18, 2018
The same happened to me too! Twice.
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level 56
Aug 4, 2018
Kournikova was hotter.
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level 43
Jun 28, 2018
Can you accept 'Balshoy' for Bolshoy?
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level 42
Aug 15, 2018
Her name is Katarina not Chaterine
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level 30
Sep 5, 2018
Ermitage without the H should be good, too.