Basic Russian Knowledge QuizFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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In what year did Lenin die?
1924 - Lenin was the leader of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
Which country did Russia invade in 1979?
c. South Korea
Afghanistan - The Russian war with Afghanistan lasted nine years.
What colors are currently (2013) displayed on the Russian flag?
a. Blue, yellow and white
b. Red, yellow and white
c. Red, white and blue
d. Red and yellow
Red, white and blue - The red, white and blue flag was adopted in 1993.
What is the capital of Russia?
a. St. Petersburg
Moscow - Moscow is the largest city in Russia.
What is the approximate size of Russia (2013)?
a. 21,500,000 km2
b. 12,070,000 km2
c. 15,930,000 km2
d. 17,098,000 km2
17,098,000 km2 - Russia is 17,098,242 km2 or 6,592,800 square miles.
When do Russians celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day?
a. March 11
b. October 19
c. August 7
d. February 23
February 23 - This day was first celebrated in 1919.
What is the national animal of Russia?
a. Russian Bear
b. Musk ox
d. Snow Leopard
Russian Bear - The Russian Bear was a symbol of the Olympic Games.
When did Russia hold the Summer Olympic Games?
1980 - These games were boycotted by many western nations.
How many times zones does Russia span?
Nine - Russia is the largest country in the world.
As of 2008, how many "federal Subjects" does Russia have?
83 - These subjects include republics, krais and oblasts etc.
What is the national flower of Russia?
c. White Rose
Chamomile - The chamomile resembles a daisy.
Which ruler was the first to wear the Great Imperial Crown?
a. Ivan the Terrible
b. Catherine the Great
c. Alexander the Great
d. Peter the Great
Catherine the Great - Ekrat and Jeremia Pauzie designed the crown for Catherine's coronation in 1762.
What is the Orlov?
a. A church
b. A theatre
c. A breed of horse
d. A diamond
A diamond - The Orlov Diamond is set in the royal sceptre, which is part of the crown jewels.
When did Ivan the Terrible begin his rule?
1547 - Ivan ruled from January 16, 1547 to March 28, 1584.
What is the longest river in Russia?
a. The Vilyuy
b. The Kolyma
c. The Lower Tunguska
d. The Volga
The Volga - The Volga is 2,290 miles long. It empties into the Caspian Sea.
What is the highest mountain in Russia?
a. Gora Uilpata
b. Pik Pushkina
c. Mount Elbrus
d. Gora Gistola
Mount Elbrus - Mount Elbrus is 5,642 meters high.
What is the name of Russia's largest island?
b. De Long
Sakhalin - Sakhalin is 72,492 km2.
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