Non-Bordering Countries Closest to Russia

Which countries, that do not share a border with Russia, are closest to Russia?
Thanks to Communisteggplant for this quiz idea.
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: March 13, 2020
First submittedOctober 9, 2014
Times taken30,628
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km
country
miles
4
United States
2
43
Japan
27
110
Armenia
69
136
Turkey
84
165
Iran
103
208
Sweden
129
212
Moldova
132
220
Romania
137
296
Denmark
184
323
Turkmenistan
200
km
country
miles
357
Germany
222
360
Bulgaria
224
455
South Korea
283
478
Czechia
297
510
Iraq
317
535
Slovakia
333
524
Uzbekistan
340
601
Syria
373
632
Greece
393
638
Hungary
397
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Level 74
Oct 10, 2014
Nearest miss: Austria.
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Level 54
Mar 27, 2017
I THOUGHT so!
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Level 74
Mar 29, 2017
If you consider Crimea to be part of Ukraine, then Austria comes onto this list, and Greece drops off.
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Level 53
Jun 23, 2017
And what about Serbia?
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Level 74
Jun 23, 2017
Nope, too far.
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Level 49
Mar 10, 2018
I do consider Crimea as being part of Ukraine. Its a long history of changing hands and of course Russia invaded it again.
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Level 17
May 19, 2020
What the HECK! I didn't get any and just randomly guessed taiwan and kyrgyzstan. I completely forget about the USA and Sweden? Greece? Slovakia? I thought I would do pretty well when I clicked on this quiz
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Level 70
Oct 10, 2014
Another great quiz, just like many of your geography quizzes! Well done!
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Level 72
Oct 10, 2014
This was cool- thanks for making it!
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Level 75
Dec 29, 2014
Excellent quiz this one. Thanks very much.
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Level 30
Jun 9, 2015
Can you accept Turkministan for Turkmenistan?
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Level 74
Jun 9, 2015
We accept some mis-spellings, but sorry, not that one.
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Level 28
Nov 14, 2015
But no points, and I got 100% on the first try. That rarely happens for me...
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Level 43
Dec 5, 2016
You should accept Czechia!
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Level 74
Dec 5, 2016
It does now :)
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2017
ROK ?
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2017
Does this count Crimea as part of Russia?
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Level 74
Mar 29, 2017
Answered in the first paragraph of the comments section.
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Level 46
Jan 19, 2017
Didn't notice that Russia shared a very small border with North Korea...
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Level 87
Jan 23, 2017
I was surprised when Denmark showed up closer than Germany. I forgot about Bornholm.
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Level 64
Mar 27, 2017
My last guess: Denmark. Phew! Got them all.
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Level 33
Mar 4, 2017
Forgot Greece :|
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Level 58
Mar 27, 2017
once again only better than 45 percent at 17 out of 20 missed Moldova Uzbekistan when i guessed the other 4 Stans and Syria which i backed off from when jordan and Lebanon no gos , i knew all the answers i needed a minute more , if you asked a person on the street the average answers right would be around 4 or 5 , congrats to all the Geography Geniuses on the comment section who achieved 100 percent you are very special
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Level 70
Mar 27, 2017
Like this quiz, try ......... Mal's European Closest Capital Hopscotch ........ or even ....... Mal's "Walk the Coast of Eurasia" From Portugal Going North.
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Level 58
Mar 27, 2017
Missed Greece ... taking this quiz in GREECE!! DOH! Great quiz, thanks :)
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Level 46
Mar 27, 2017
Interesting, I didn't know that Russia and the US are only about 4km apart! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bering_Strait#The_.22Ice_Curtain.22_border
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2017
Of course! After all, Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house! :D
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Level 74
Mar 27, 2017
The distance between her house in Wasilla and Russia is further than the distance between Washington DC and Chicago!
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Level 46
Mar 27, 2017
If you consider Crimea part of Russia maybe you should write it. Just because not everyone agrees on this point.
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2017
Not everyone agrees on Cyprus being in Asia either (or Turkey being in Europe), yet it doesn't require specific mention in every quiz. No matter how unfair you think it is, Crimea is de facto annexed by Russia and no amount of our justified tears will change that.
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Level 55
Mar 27, 2017
This unveils that you are recognizing Russia's annexation of Crimea, unless Austria would be much closer to Kaliningrad than Greece's most-eastern point to Taman...
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Level 58
Mar 27, 2017
Damn! I forgot that Armenia doesn't border Russia. That stupid Georgia-Azerbaijan border blocking it!
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2017
How can South Korea be closer than North Korea?
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2017
Nevermind.... just saw comment about sharing border.
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Level 67
May 18, 2020
Yea, north and south korea are not on some island together ;)
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Level 61
Sep 21, 2018
Only forgot Sweden... As a Finn :D
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Level 53
Apr 3, 2019
Thought Canada would be here, over the pole
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Level 74
Apr 3, 2019
1494 km / 928 miles.
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Level 22
Nov 28, 2019
I forgot russia bordered poland, and I never tried germany :/
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Level 52
May 18, 2020
Does Crimea count?
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Level 60
May 18, 2020
Almost forgot the USA lol.
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Level 55
May 18, 2020
Is Kaliningrad not counted as a part of Russia for this quiz? If it were I was expecting more central/eastern European countries on here.
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Level 35
May 18, 2020
what is the nearest miss?
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Level 35
May 18, 2020
wait nevermind