Russian trivia quiz questions with answers
What is the largest country in the world by land area?
What is the capital city of Russia?
What is the official language of Russia?
Which famous Russian author wrote "War and Peace" and
Answer: Leo Tolstoy
Who was the first president of the Russian Federation?
Answer: Boris Yeltsin
What is the name of the highest mountain in Russia?
Answer: Mount Elbrus
Which river flows through Moscow?
Answer: The Moskva River
What is the name of the world's deepest lake, located
Answer: Lake Baikal
Which Russian city was known as St. Petersburg until
Answer: Petrograd or Leningrad
Which famous Russian ballet dancer defected to the West
Answer: Rudolf Nureyev
What is the name of the famous Russian composer who
wrote "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker"?
Answer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Which Russian tsar was known as "the Terrible"?
Answer: Ivan IV
What is the name of the Russian space station that
operated from 1986 to 2001?
What is the name of the Russian equivalent of the CIA?
Answer: Federal Security Service (FSB)
Which Russian leader introduced the policy of
perestroika and glasnost in the 1980s?
Answer: Mikhail Gorbachev
What is the name of the Russian island that is home to
a large population of brown bears?
Which Russian writer and dissident won the Nobel Prize
for Literature in 1970?
Answer: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
What is the name of the famous Russian painter who
created the iconic image of "The Scream"?
Answer: Edvard Munch
Which Russian city is known as the "Window to Europe"?
Answer: St. Petersburg
Which Russian scientist is credited with discovering
the periodic table of elements?
Answer: Dmitri Mendeleev
Which Russian author wrote "Crime and Punishment" and
"The Brothers Karamazov"?
Answer: Fyodor Dostoevsky
What is the name of the famous Russian ballet company
based in St. Petersburg?
Answer: Mariinsky Ballet
Which Russian ruler is known for his sweeping reforms
and modernization efforts in the 18th century?
Answer: Peter the Great
What is the name of the famous Russian folk
involves squatting and kicking?
Answer: The Kalinka
Which Russian scientist is famous for his work on the
theory of relativity?
Answer: Albert Einstein (although he was born in Germany, he did much of his work in Russia)
What is the name of the Russian
ice cream that was
popular during the Soviet era?
Which Russian city was the site of the famous siege
during World War II?
Answer: Stalingrad (now Volgograd)
What is the name of the famous Russian soup made with
beets and sour cream?
Which Russian composer wrote the famous opera "The
Barber of Seville"?
Answer: Gioachino Rossini (although he was not Russian, the opera is performed frequently in Russia)
What is the name of the famous Russian weapon that is
often associated with the country?
Answer: The AK-47