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Former Soviet Socialist Republics

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Former Soviet Socialist Republics game quiz
"The former USSR was made up of 15 republics, all of which are now countries in their own right. How well do you know them?"

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1. This republic is a landlocked country between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, with Turkey to the west. It shares a border with Iran. The capital city is Yerevan.
    Azerbaijan
    Armenia
    Georgia
    Moldova


2. This large country borders Finland and Mongolia, among others. It also faces several other countries across three confined bodies of water, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, and the Caspian Sea.
    Kazakhstan
    Estonia
    Uzbekistan
    Russia


3. This country, found in Eastern Europe, shares a border with Romania along the Prut river. Its capital is Chisinau and two of its chief exports are wine and tobacco.
    Moldova
    Georgia
    Ukraine
    Tajikistan


4. This Republic in the Caucasus on the Caspian Sea shares a border with Iran in the south. The Naxcivan exclave borders on Iran, Turkey and another former Soviet republic. The capital is Baku, and the population was just shy of 8 million in 2004.
    Moldova
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Kyrgyzstan


5. With the capital city of Tashkent and the Som for currency, this country lies in central Asia and shares a border with Afghanistan.
    Kazakhstan
    Tajikistan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Uzbekistan


6. When communist rule ended after the advent of glasnost, this country proclaimed its renewed independence on March 11, 1990, the first Soviet republic to do so.
    Estonia
    Ukraine
    Azerbaijan
    Lithuania


7. Half this country's irrigated land is planted in cotton, making it the world's tenth largest producer.
    Kyrgyzstan
    Kazakhstan
    Turkmenistan
    Tajikistan


8. Located north-east of the Black Sea, Tblisi is the capital of this former republic.
    Georgia
    Armenia
    Latvia
    Estonia


9. Situated between China to the east, and Afghanistan to the south. this country is home to some of the highest mountains in the world, including the Pamir and Alay ranges.
    Kazakhstan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Turkmenistan
    Tajikistan


10. One of the Baltic states, this country naturally borders the Baltic Sea. The capital of Riga is located in the Northwest on the shores of the Gulf of Riga.
    Belarus
    Estonia
    Latvia
    Lithuania


11. This former Soviet Republic is the ninth largest country in the world by area, and the second largest of the countries that made up the USSR.
    Kazakhstan
    Ukraine
    Uzbekistan
    Russia


12. I am standing in Tallinn, and I have just spent my last five kroons on a bottle of vodka. Therefore I am in which north-eastern European country?
    Estonia
    Lithuania
    Latvia
    Belarus


13. In February 1991, the name of the capital, Frunze, was changed back to its prerevolutionary name of Bishkek. The central Asian country also shares a border with China.
    Kyrgyzstan
    Tajikistan
    Kazakhstan
    Azerbaijan


14. This country is most well known by many people as being the location for possibly the worst nuclear disaster in history, Chernobyl.
    Belarus
    Ukraine
    Russia
    Armenia


15. Sometimes referred to as 'white Russia', the capital of this nation is Minsk.
    Georgia
    Lithuania
    Ukraine
    Belarus


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