Countries of the Soviet Union (USSR)

Try to guess the countries that were part of the Soviet Union before it dissolved.
Quiz by entertainmint3
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Last updated: September 17, 2018
First submittedJune 6, 2012
Times taken69,100
Rating4.98
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Country
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Estonia
Georgia
Country
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova
Country
Russia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
+58
Level 89
Nov 23, 2015
*Facepalm*. Almost forgot the top row of the third column.
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Level 58
Jan 30, 2016
Same here. Completely forgot about it. I was just thinking 'what other Eastern Bloc' countries were there
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Level 37
Jan 31, 2016
12% forget russia actually
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Level 62
Apr 3, 2018
And me
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Level 42
May 26, 2018
LoL :D
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Level 52
May 5, 2020
Spoilers
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Level 66
Dec 3, 2020
I almost did. Spent like a minute trying to think what else was in the USSR before remembering Russia.
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Level 24
Mar 14, 2021
how do you forget Russia lol
+1
Level 63
May 19, 2017
Lol yeah me too
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Level 38
Jul 28, 2017
How can you forget russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+16
Level 67
Dec 7, 2018
It's like the people who take the planets quiz and forget Earth.
+1
Level 53
Nov 6, 2017
Same. I hate this quiz already haha.
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Level 74
Nov 16, 2017
Me too.
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Level 37
Mar 20, 2018
I only got it by going through the alphabet. The only "R's" that fit were Romania and Russia.
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2020
R isn't the only letter between M and T
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Level 50
Aug 19, 2020
same i felt so stupid for forgetting it the first time i went through; i got 14/15 except for that
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Level 26
Dec 3, 2020
14/15 but forgot armenia
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Level 44
Dec 3, 2020
Same
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Level 75
Nov 29, 2015
When you consider how many people can score 100%, shouldn't you consider reducing the time available to two minutes or less ?
+6
Level 77
Dec 4, 2015
Or...ask to name their current capitals as well!
+2
Level 27
Apr 4, 2017
BazMcHat, I just made a quiz on that. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-preview/234684/1130496
+2
Level 68
Nov 5, 2017
I can't play it. It's your preview :D
+5
Level 68
Nov 5, 2017
Here is it:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/234684/former-ussr-state-capitals

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Level 70
Jan 30, 2016
It's a General Knowledge quiz not a typing competition, if you want a challenge only type with one little finger, or blindfolded etc. Or better still make your own quiz with 20 questions in 20 seconds.
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Level 81
Nov 12, 2017
30 seconds is plenty.
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2018
What difference does it make if people guess the answers. Jetpunk is a fun site that helps people learn and have fun. There are no 'Gold Medals' to be won, nobody cares if you can finish the quiz in 3.2 seconds..... grow up and enjoy the quizzes.
+3
Level 81
Apr 2, 2018
It matters because people want to enjoy taking the quizzes. If there is an excessive time limit then after you get the answers you know you are sitting there just picking your nose for 4 minutes trying to come up with another answer. That's not fun. The time limit ought to be enough to get all the answers but not excessive. It also makes the results less meaningful. Nobody cares if you don't like my comment. Nobody cares if you dislike me personally. Grow up and enjoy the quizzes and let other people enjoy the quizzes and leave constructive criticism at the same time.
+12
Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
You dont have to sit around and wait, there is a give up button. It doesnt mean your entire effort is erased, it simply ends the timer.
+4
Level 43
Dec 9, 2018
Kalbahamut, please, speak for yourself
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Level 81
Sep 28, 2019
I never claimed to be speaking for you, jadze. And Sif: there's also a take untimed button. The time limit should be there to give you a reasonable amount of time to get all the answers if you know all the answers. Otherwise there's no point in having a time limit at all.
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Level 62
Dec 20, 2019
I think we forget that whilst most of us Jetpunk regular users can name 196 countries as fast as we can type them, at least 150 capital cities without thinking hard, 15 USSR & 7 Yugoslavian countries as quick as we like, and we can recognise most countries by their shapes or borders... I'll hold my hand up and say I couldn't do most of that before I used Jetpunk years ago. So whilst I typed them in in 20 seconds (and I'm a 6 day old kitten with a blindfold on), a lot of people can't, and thats fine because they're testing themselves and learning. The time limits never bother me, not everyone is as fast at typing or remembering as us all.
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Level 81
Dec 31, 2019
^ this is irrelevant. If you don't like taking the quizzes timed, turn off the time limit. If the time limit is there but set to be enormously excessive, for the average jetpunk user not the slowest of the slow, this will decrease the fun for the average user. And it defeats the purpose of having a time limit.
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Level 81
Dec 31, 2019
and, while 30 seconds IS plenty of time for this quiz, 2 minutes would be fine, and 4 minutes, though excessive, isn't as bad as if it were 5 minutes or 10 minutes or 20 minutes. Commenting on the length of a quiz doesn't mean you need to grow up. It's not a criticism of YOU if you can't do the quiz. It's a relevant observation. Otherwise they would simply remove the timer.
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2020
It might be plenty of time for native English speakers, but for someone outside 30 seconds doesn't really leave a chance even for a mistype - it took me 36 seconds, with continuous typing and only two mistypes - and not "full mistypes", as in "put in a wrong country" or "put in an incorrect spelling in its' entirety", but rather "typed excessive letter, instantly deleted" mistypes (Kyrgyzstan is, to be honest, a challenge to spell, and my fingers aren't that familiar with QWERTY keyboards). So a minute or 1:30 would be more reasonable - Jetpunk caters for non-native English speakers too, after all, and quizes in other languages might be a bit... Scarce, shall we say.
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Level 81
Jul 28, 2020
^ so get better or turn the timer off. As mentioned repeatedly I'm speaking to the average JetPunk user, not the slowest non-English speakers out there.
+1
Level 54
Dec 3, 2020
If it’s just enough time for the average typer to finish, then it’s not just the slowest of the slow being left out, but a huge portion of total users (and especially mobile).
+1
Level 68
Mar 12, 2021
It took me 49 seconds to type all the answers, without making any wrong guesses. English is my first language, and I can name all 196 countries recognised by jetpunk, and most of their capitals. I won't get into an argument with anyone over how long should be allowed for this quiz, but maybe someone could ask their friend's lovely, highly intelligent neurosurgeon wife for her opinion on the matter, and I will defer to her better judgment.
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Level 81
Mar 28, 2021
she agrees with me as any reasonable person would and says you sound like one of her patients after a badly botched procedure.
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Level 50
Dec 3, 2020
No offense, but it seems like I get a few paragraphs of kalbahamut every other quiz I take.
+5
Level 58
Dec 21, 2015
Love the photo on this quiz!
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Level 59
Jan 22, 2016
I got all but one country- I conveniently forgot the most obvious one...
+1
Level 26
Jan 30, 2016
I got all of the European countries, but completely missed most of Asia (including the most obvious one).
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Level 50
Jan 30, 2016
14/15.. forgot to type in Russia. *facepalm*
+1
Level 82
Jan 30, 2016
It seems that 9% of takers fell into the trap... Russia should be the most guessed answer but it's not the case.
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Level 47
Jun 14, 2018
It is probably because the USSR is normally thought of as Russia (even though obviously it isn't) and people are trying to guess the countries that "Russia" owned.
+6
Level 74
Jan 30, 2016
If you do Jetpunk quizzes even occasionally, you must know how to spell "Kyrgyzstan."
+1
Level 78
Jan 30, 2016
It's how I learned.
+2
Level 57
Jan 30, 2016
They do accept "Kirgistan", and that's much faster to type.
+9
Level 84
Jul 18, 2016
Yes, but you feel shame.
+2
Level 14
Dec 3, 2020
No, no I don't.
+1
Level 35
Apr 3, 2018
Pretty sure Kyrgyzia should be accepted as that is what it was known as when it was part of the Evil Empire.
+1
Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
It is Kurdistan in dutch. Allmost seem like a totally different name in english. The first few times had to think for a while. I think thr very first time didnt even realize it was the same country...

Most names are as good as the same. Except belarus for wit-rusland (white-russia) ow yea and duitsland for germany.

+6
Level 70
Dec 9, 2018
Kyrgyzstan and Kurdistan are definitely not the same place. The Dutch spelling of Kyrgyzstan is Kirgistan or Kirgizië. Kurdistan can also be spelled Koerdistan or Kordestan in Dutch. Kyrgyzstan was part of the USSR. Kurdistan isn't a country, it refers to the homeland of the Kurdish people, which is in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
+1
Level 44
Dec 3, 2020
I do forget the z for some reason. Oh well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
+1
Level 31
Jan 30, 2016
A real great quiz, quite easy though
+1
Level 61
Jan 30, 2016
Love the picture of the soldier. I wonder what or where she is now?
+2
Level 59
Feb 1, 2016
That's Valentina Tereshkova, former cosmonaut and first woman in space. According to Wikipedia she's still alive at 78.
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Level 31
Jan 30, 2016
For god's sake, I forgot Russia...
+1
Level 69
Jan 30, 2016
Thank you for the easiest 5 points ever.
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Level 55
Jan 31, 2016
I almost forgot Russia, somehow.
+2
Level 36
Feb 2, 2016
Missed Moldova. I'm impressed that 70% did not.
+1
Level 54
Feb 3, 2016
Weirdly, I always seem to either miss or take a long time to get one of the stans - but not always the same one.
+1
Level 62
Feb 4, 2016
Please accept Carrotstan for Kazakhstan
+7
Level 27
Jul 29, 2016
And Poland for every answer.
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Level 44
Feb 10, 2016
More people knew Ukraine than Russia???

surprising

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Level 70
Dec 7, 2018
I think that Russia is such an obvious answer that people sort of subconsciously eliminate it. I mean, people frequently referred to the USSR as just "Russia" anyway, so it can feel like the question is "What countries used to be part of Russia," and you wouldn't necessarily think you'd have to put "Russia" down for that.
+1
Level 37
Feb 25, 2016
More people got Ukraine and the Baltic states than Russia... Wow
+1
Level 36
Apr 2, 2018
yeah... i very nearly forgot russia, but finished with 2.00 to spare
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Level 66
Mar 16, 2016
Moldova always take me longer to remember, but I got it with 2 minutes to spare.
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Level 75
Apr 26, 2016
Pretty amusing that Russia is around the middle of the field in terms of percentage who guessed it correctly.
+1
Level 71
May 1, 2016
They think it's Moldova it is now
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Level 47
Jun 16, 2016
Forgot all the Caucasus
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Level 66
Jul 18, 2016
Finished in 30 seconds, thanks for the easy points!
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Level 47
Jul 19, 2016
2:22 left!
+1
Level 44
Aug 4, 2016
I wouldn't consider Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in this list. At least they aren't in the geography song my kids learned about the countries of the former USSR
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Level 58
Mar 22, 2017
Has it occurred to you that the song is wrong then? Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania most definitely three of the fifteen republics of the old USSR.
+2
Level 77
Nov 1, 2018
Technically, yes. Many countries, in fact most, considered it an illegal takeover and several, including the US, maintained that the Baltic States were independent nations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_continuity_of_the_Baltic_states

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Level 58
Dec 7, 2018
"Technically, yes"...? Well this quiz is about which countries were "technically" part of the Soviet Union!
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Level 70
Dec 7, 2018
The USSR issued passports, Russified the Baltic countries, and were governed by the Communist Party and all three were Republics of the USSR, on par with other republics (except for Russia). They were considered essentially Soviet. Recognized or not, legal or not, they were part of the Soviet Union in practice.
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Level 33
Aug 5, 2016
Ugh... I only forgot Moldova...
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2017
WHy is russia not the most guessed one?
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Level 37
Aug 16, 2017
Because many of us still think of Russia AS the Soviet Union. Have you really noticed a difference?
+1
Level 69
Aug 22, 2017
Just completely biffed Russia.
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Level 81
Nov 12, 2017
I've been to 9 of these countries. I might have been to 10 except the visa to Azerbaijan is expensive.
+1
Level 78
Dec 7, 2018
Just wondering, how many countries have you been to?
+2
Level 85
Dec 7, 2018
61, according to his map.
+1
Level 70
Nov 12, 2017
Good quiz...... If you want a really tricky Eurasian Quiz ........here it is
+1
Level 24
Apr 3, 2018
can't believe i forgot russia...
+1
Level 72
Apr 3, 2018
Glad to be part of that 12% who forgot Russia !
+4
Level 50
Apr 7, 2018
In Soviet Russia, quiz takes you!
+2
Level 41
Aug 9, 2018
blyat
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Level 45
Dec 7, 2018
Please tell me I'm not the only one who missed Russia...
+3
Level 78
Dec 7, 2018
If you'd read the previous comments you wouldn't worry about that.
+3
Level 75
Dec 7, 2018
I didn't know that Sandi Toksvig had been in the Soviet Forces...
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Level 58
Oct 30, 2020
Now you mention it, it does look a bit like her
+1
Level 16
Dec 7, 2018
How did so many people miss Russia, they were practically the Soviet Union anyway. 88% is shocking, even Ukraine managed 95%.
+1
Level 77
Dec 7, 2018
I think because people just think Russia = USSR, so its like the other countries broke off and they forget to put Russia as an answer. I almost missed it as well and then the light bulb went on.
+1
Level 81
Dec 7, 2018
I think you answered your own question when you said Russia was practically the Soviet Union. A lot of people are probably thinking of countries *other than* Russia since they see Russia and the USSR as synonymous.
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Level 53
Jan 23, 2019
Yes, I actually did FORGET RUSSIA.....SMH.
+1
Level 56
Dec 7, 2018
How does only 88% get Russia?
+1
Level 64
Dec 7, 2018
100%!!! YES!
+1
Level 25
Dec 7, 2018
I forgot Russia... oops.
+1
Level 25
Dec 7, 2018
I didn't think about Russia... stupid me...
+1
Level 70
Dec 10, 2018
I missed the Vatican in the Catholic Countries quiz :o)
+1
Level 25
Dec 21, 2018
RUSSIA!!!! I got it all but RUSSIA.... nope...
+1
Level 33
Jun 1, 2020
в1уат ты
+1
Level 28
Oct 5, 2019
russia is the ussr
+1
Level 32
Oct 31, 2019
Why is East Germany not included? Might be a dumb question...
+2
Level 42
Dec 1, 2019
because it wasn't in the USSR
+2
Level 24
Feb 26, 2020
East Germany was an occupation zone, then a satellite state
+1
Level 50
Dec 31, 2019
Is that a picture of Valentina Tereshkova ?
+1
Level ∞
Apr 21, 2020
Sure is.
+1
Level 72
Dec 31, 2019
This is the fourth time I've taken this quiz, and the last three times I've needed exactly 51 seconds for each. That's consistency for you. :)
+1
Level 40
Dec 31, 2019
I don't remember asking you
+1
Level 33
Jun 1, 2020
lol
+1
Level 33
Mar 20, 2020
Ah, the memories!
+2
Level ∞
Apr 21, 2020
The bread lines. The complete lack of decent entertainment options. Not getting to choose what city you lived in. The bleak apartment blocks. Those were the days!
+1
Level 58
Oct 30, 2020
You old romantic, you...! ;-)
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Level 33
Jun 1, 2020
if you get 15/15 you are a true communist
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Level 45
Sep 9, 2020
I got 15/15 but I am certainly not a communist. I just have an interest in the countries of the world.
+2
Level 51
Dec 3, 2020
Nonsense. Embrace your communist self, brother.
+1
Level 25
Dec 31, 2020
yes comrade
+1
Level 19
Jun 22, 2020
I put Moldova and I didn't get it correct
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Level 27
Dec 3, 2020
DID I REALLY FORGOT RUSSIA ITSELF
+1
Level 34
Dec 3, 2020
OMG I forgot russia
+1
Level 51
Dec 3, 2020
22 seconds
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Level 56
Dec 3, 2020
Figured moldova was a part of romania. TIL
+1
Level 32
Dec 3, 2020
When people remember your favorite country more than Russia: Yes, but actually yes-
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Level 40
Dec 3, 2020
It's funny and sad at the same time when more people guessed Kazahkstan than Russia.
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Level 23
Dec 7, 2020
All hail the glorius soviet union!
+1
Level 31
Dec 9, 2020
A moment of silence for the 11% of people that didn't get Russia
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Level 32
Dec 10, 2020
Got them all in 1:03, have visited 8 of them so this was pretty easy
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Level 30
Dec 29, 2020
EZ
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Level 48
Jan 15, 2021
I finally spelled Kyrg *proceeds to scroll up* yzstan right...