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Russia Trivia Quiz

Trivia quiz questions with answers about Russia

Russian trivia quiz questions with answers

What is the largest country in the world by land area?
Answer: Russia

What is the capital city of Russia?
Answer: Moscow

What is the official language of Russia?
Answer: Russian

Which famous Russian author wrote "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina"?
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 in Russia?
Answer: Lake Baikal

Which Russian city was known as St. Petersburg until 1991?
Answer: Petrograd or Leningrad

Which famous Russian ballet dancer defected to the West in 1961?
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?
Answer: Mir

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?
Answer: Kamchatka

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 dance that 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?
Answer: Plombir

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?
Answer: Borscht

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


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