24+ Russia Trivia Questions and Answers

Russia or the Russian Federation is a country that spans much of eastern Europe and northern Asia. Russia, once the preeminent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or U.S.S.R. (colloquially known as the Soviet Union), became an independent country after the Soviet Union disintegrated in December 1991. Russia is a land of extremes. By far it is the world’s largest country, it spans the entirety of northern Asia and the eastern third of Europe, spanning 11 time zones and encompassing a diverse range of environments and landforms. Currently, it is being led by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian Trivia

With tons of interesting facts about Russians, Russian Culture and Russian history, how much do you know about Russia aside from the significant role of the Russian Government in World War II?

  • Two of the world’s deepest lakes are found in Russia, namely: Lake Baikal and Caspian Sea. These two lakes are bordered by more than one country which explains why they are considered to be the deepest lakes in the world.
  • The Baltic Sea has a part of Russian territory along with 8 other nations namely Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany
  • Majority of the Russian Population is made up of Ethnic Russians. 
  • The largest ethnic groups in Russia are Ethnic Russians, Tatar and Ukrainians.
  • There are 14 other independent states that became countries distinct from Russia.
  • Soviet Republics are soviets or workers’ councils who advocate for democracy.
  • On February 24, 2022, Russia declared war on Eastern Ukraine. 
  • The Russian Economy ranks 11th in the world because of the size of its country and its abundance of natural resources.

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Russia Trivia Questions and Answers

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What was the name of the first manmade satellite that was launched into space in 1957?▶ Sputnik
In Russia, a woman’s last name usually ends in what letter?▶ A
Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia was said to have been close friends with a mystical faith healer known by what name?▶ Grigori Rasputin
What did the letters of the former communist country U.S.S.R. stand for?▶ Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
War and Peace, originally published in 1869, is a novel written by which Russian author?▶ Leo Tolstoy
What is the name of the meringue-based cake believed to have been created in honor of a Russian ballerina?▶ Pavlova
On June 16, 1963, which Soviet cosmonaut became the first woman in space?▶ Valentina Tereshkova
Who started the communist party in Russia? ▶ Vladimir Lenin
What famous animal is found in the forests of Russia? ▶ Siberian Tiger
What is the capital of Russia? ▶ Moscow
What is called the cultural capital of Russia? ▶ Saint Petersburg
Who is the prime minister of Russia this 2022? ▶ Mikhail Mishustin
What kind of natural resources is Russia known for? ▶ Natural Gas
What place in Russia is considered to be the center of military parades and demonstrations? ▶ Red Square
Who is Russia’s first president? ▶ Boris Yeltsin
What is the longest railway in Russia? ▶ Trans-Siberian Railway

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