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1924 - Lenin was the leader of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.In what year did Lenin die?

a. 1924
b. 1887
c. 1904
d. 1938

Afghanistan - The Russian war with Afghanistan lasted nine years.Which country did Russia invade in 1979?

a. Nepal
b. Afghanistan
c. South Korea
d. Poland

Red, white and blue - The red, white and blue flag was adopted in 1993.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

Moscow - Moscow is the largest city in Russia.What is the capital of Russia?

a. St. Petersburg
b. Leningrad
c. Stalingrad
d. Moscow

17,098,000 km2 - Russia is 17,098,242 km2 or 6,592,800 square miles.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

February 23 - This day was first celebrated in 1919.When do Russians celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day?

a. March 11
b. October 19
c. August 7
d. February 23

Russian Bear - The Russian Bear was a symbol of the Olympic Games.What is the national animal of Russia?

a. Russian Bear
b. Musk ox
c. Wolf
d. Snow Leopard

1980 - These games were boycotted by many western nations.When did Russia hold the Summer Olympic Games?

a. 1980
b. 1972
c. 1996
d. 1988

Nine - Russia is the largest country in the world.How many times zones does Russia span?

a. Eleven
b. One
c. Nine
d. Five

83 - These subjects include republics, krais and oblasts etc.As of 2008, how many "federal Subjects" does Russia have?

a. 83
b. 48
c. 97
d. 56

Chamomile - The chamomile resembles a daisy.What is the national flower of Russia?

a. Daffodil
b. Chamomile
c. White Rose
d. Chrysanthemum

Catherine the Great - Ekrat and Jeremia Pauzie designed the crown for Catherine's coronation in 1762.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

A diamond - The Orlov Diamond is set in the royal sceptre, which is part of the crown jewels.What is the Orlov?

a. A church
b. A theatre
c. A breed of horse
d. A diamond

1547 - Ivan ruled from January 16, 1547 to March 28, 1584.When did Ivan the Terrible begin his rule?

a. 1672
b. 1786
c. 1547
d. 1309

The Volga - The Volga is 2,290 miles long. It empties into the Caspian Sea.What is the longest river in Russia?

a. The Vilyuy
b. The Kolyma
c. The Lower Tunguska
d. The Volga

Mount Elbrus - Mount Elbrus is 5,642 meters high.What is the highest mountain in Russia?

a. Gora Uilpata
b. Pik Pushkina
c. Mount Elbrus
d. Gora Gistola

Sakhalin - Sakhalin is 72,492 km2.What is the name of Russia's largest island?

a. Sakhalin
b. De Long
c. Iony
d. Ayon

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