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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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First submittedOctober 9, 2014
Last updatedJuly 21, 2019
Times taken16,672
Rating4.88
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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 72
Oct 10, 2014
Nearest miss: Austria.
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level 51
Mar 27, 2017
I THOUGHT so!
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level 72
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 51
Jun 23, 2017
And what about Serbia?
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level 72
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 68
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 73
Dec 29, 2014
Excellent quiz this one. Thanks very much.
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level 20
Jun 9, 2015
Can you accept Turkministan for Turkmenistan?
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level 72
Jun 9, 2015
We accept some mis-spellings, but sorry, not that one.
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level 20
Jul 25, 2015
I kept trying Poland and I thought it was a glitch, until at the end I realised the Kalinigrad enclave bordered poland
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level 67
Dec 26, 2016
I did exactly the same thing, even went on Google Earth and as I was measuring the distance I noticed Kaliningrad.......... :o)
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level 52
Feb 9, 2017
I almost missed Germany and Denmark but remembered Kaliningrad at the last second
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level 27
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 72
Dec 5, 2016
It does now :)
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level 59
Jan 11, 2017
ROK ?
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level 66
Jan 12, 2017
Does this count Crimea as part of Russia?
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level 72
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 83
Jan 23, 2017
I was surprised when Denmark showed up closer than Germany. I forgot about Bornholm.
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level 62
Mar 27, 2017
My last guess: Denmark. Phew! Got them all.
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level 32
Mar 4, 2017
Forgot Greece :|
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level 56
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 67
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 47
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 72
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 49
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 51
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 65
Mar 27, 2017
How can South Korea be closer than North Korea?
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level 65
Mar 27, 2017
Nevermind.... just saw comment about sharing border.
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level 48
Mar 24, 2018
first try. 2:09 remaining
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level 57
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 72
Apr 3, 2019
1494 km / 928 miles.