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27 Russia quizzes and 378 Russia trivia questions.
Moscow Moscow (6 quizzes)
  Russia's Borderland Collection    
Collection Quiz
 14 Qns
Who borders Russia and who does not?
Russia shares its borders with 14 countries, making it one of the countries with the most neighbouring nations in the world.
Easier, 14 Qns, wellenbrecher, Nov 10 23
wellenbrecher gold member
Nov 10 23
418 plays
  Cold in the City   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Sakha Republic
'It's cold in the city tonight...' One of the coldest cities in the world is Yakutsk, the capital of Sakha (aka Yakutia), a republic located in Asian Russia on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Let's explore Sakha some more in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Oct 21 23
Kankurette gold member
Oct 21 23
106 plays
  From Russia With Love   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many wonderful things to see in the beautiful and wild country of Russia. Here are just a few of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Oct 03 13
3949 plays
Riding the TransSiberian Railway
  Riding the Trans-Siberian Railway   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Let's take a ride along the world's longest train line and explore the stops you can visit on Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway Line. Bon voyage!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Apr 01 22
kyleisalive editor
Apr 01 22
254 plays
  Russian Road Trip   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After landing in Moscow, the capital city of the Russian Federation, I decided to do a whirlwind tour of the country - if such a thing is possible in the largest country in the world.
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Sep 08 13
reedy gold member
2599 plays
  Tuva : Now for Somewhere Completely Different!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz about the fascinating but little known Russian republic of Tuva. No expert knowledge is expected so come along for an entertaining and enlightening tour, especially as I've enlisted the help of consummate World traveller PDAZ as your guide.
Average, 10 Qns, glendathecat, Sep 22 09
364 plays
  The Ultimate Cities of Russia Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know ten cities in Russia?? You bet! I'll give you a description, you tell me the city. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, hews, Mar 22 10
3652 plays
  Multiple Choice Quiz about Cities of Russia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Name the Russian city given several clues about it.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Nov 11 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Joepetz gold member
Nov 11 20
279 plays
  9 for 10 - Russia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A look at the general geography of Russia. The first letter of answers to #1-9 will spell out the answer to #10.
Average, 10 Qns, MacaroniPants, Jan 29 12
490 plays
  The Trans-Siberian Experience   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a trip east along the longest railway route in the world and see how much you know about the stops along the way.
Average, 10 Qns, alan03, Mar 29 15
771 plays
trivia question Quick Question
A Russian explorer lends his name to two stops along the way. The first is Yerofei Pavlovich, what is the name of the second?

From Quiz "The Trans-Siberian Experience"

  Russian host cities of 2018 FIFA World Cup    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Russia was the world's largest country to host the world's most watched sporting event. Moscow and ten cities were selected to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
Average, 10 Qns, sw11, Apr 14 22
sw11 gold member
Apr 14 22
193 plays
  Rowena Roams Around Russia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tasked with writing a quiz about a country beginning with my initial, I went one step further and picked places in Russia that also begin with R. See how much you know about each of them.
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Oct 15 16
Rowena8482 gold member
1919 plays
  From Russia with Love Test Your Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Russia is by far the largest country on Earth and with its size comes an incredible diversity. So let's go and get a feel for how big Russia is.
Average, 10 Qns, mikew41, Jul 19 21
Jul 19 21
3234 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nope, this quiz isn't about's about Perm, Russia. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Jan 09 19
Triviaballer gold member
Jan 09 19
298 plays
  Sakhalin - where's that again?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Asia in more ways than one, but we're talking here about part of Russia: that big island on its Pacific coast.
Tough, 10 Qns, avoran, Jan 15 08
450 plays
  Around the Bend and Beyond the Urals    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the Russian river with the cities by which it passes. Note that some of these rivers also pass through other countries in addition to Russia.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, May 30 21
Recommended for grades: 12
bernie73 gold member
May 30 21
99 plays
  St Petersburg - City of Tsars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
St Petersburg is a city which has seen a lot in its relatively short history. It remains a fascinating place. See how much you know about it.
Average, 10 Qns, alan03, Mar 18 22
Mar 18 22
1138 plays
  Samara - Camapa    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
How much do you know about this historic Russian City?
Tough, 25 Qns, peterzezel, May 11 19
May 11 19
500 plays
  Suddenly Sochi    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about this beautiful seaside resort, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics?
Average, 10 Qns, Taltarzac, Aug 30 13
Taltarzac gold member
171 plays
  Sochi - The Russian Riviera    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before the fall of communism, before Russians (with money) could travel outside the USSR, Sochi was THE resort to visit. It still is extremely popular with Russians and non-Russians alike.
Tough, 10 Qns, peterzezel, Jun 25 23
Jun 25 23
458 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the Kaliningrad region of Russia. I hope you enjoy my quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, blinkin_au, Oct 21 15
671 plays
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Russia Trivia Questions

1. Russia has multiple federal subjects, each grouped into a federal district. There are eight federal districts in total. In which federal district is the Sakha Republic located?

From Quiz
Cold in the City

Answer: Far Eastern

Established by Vladimir Putin in 2000, the Far Eastern federal district is the largest of the federal districts of Russia, with the 2021 census recording a population of almost 8 million. Its capital is Vladivostok, located near the border with China. Sakha is the largest of the federal subjects within this region, making up half its area. Going clockwise, it is bordered by Chukotka to the east and northeast, Magadan Oblast to the east, Khabarovsk Krai to the southeast, Amur Oblast and Zabaykalsky Krai to the south, Irkutsk Oblast to the southwest, and Krasnoyarsk Krai to the west.

2. The city of Perm, Russia is located in the European portion of Russia in the fifth largest federal district. In which federal district that shares its name with Europe's longest river is Perm located?

From Quiz Perm

Answer: Volga

The city of Perm is located within the federal subject of Perm Krai which is part of the Volga Federal District. Volga is the fifth-largest of the eight federal districts and per the 2010 census it was the second-most populous with nearly 30 million inhabitants.

3. On 3 July 2018, in the city north-west of Russia, Sweden beat Switzerland to reach the quarter-final stage. What city is located on the Neva Riva at the eastern end of the Gulf of Finland?

From Quiz Russian host cities of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Answer: Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg was the northernmost venue for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Established on 27 May 1803, it is the second largest city after Moscow and is an important port on the Baltic Sea. Krestovsky Stadium is officially Saint Petersburg Stadium and is also called Zenit Arena; it is located in the western region of Krestovsky Island. It is the second largest stadium in Russia with a capacity of 64000. This stadium with retractable roof structure serves as the home ground for Zenit Saint Peterburg FC. The world famous Winter Palace is located in this city.

4. The town of Rybinsk stands at the confluence of the Volga and which other river?

From Quiz Rowena Roams Around Russia

Answer: Sheksna

First recorded by chroniclers in 1071 as Ust-Sheksna, or "the mouth of the Sheksna," from 1504 onwards, the settlement was identified in documents as Rybnaya Sloboda which translates literally as "the fishing village". The change of name is explained by the fact that by that time the settlement was famed for supplying the royal court of the Tsar in Moscow with choice sturgeons and other luxury fish.

5. Sochi, Russia, is located on what sea?

From Quiz Suddenly Sochi

Answer: The Black Sea

Sochi was founded in 1896 but was first a Russian outpost from 1838. It became a town in 1917. Sochi sits at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains between the rivers Mamaika and Kudepsta. The Black Sea was originally called the Inhospitable Sea (Pontos Axeinos) before colonization by the Greeks, at which point it was the Hospitable Sea (Euxeinos Pontos).

6. One of the least populated areas of Russia is which large eastern peninsula that juts out into the sea between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk?

From Quiz From Russia With Love

Answer: The Kamchatka Peninsula

The Kamchatka Peninsula is one of the most beautiful and inaccessible areas of Russia. It is home to many spectacular hot springs and geysers, and is known for having some of the most violent lightning storms on the planet. There are many protected areas. When you add 29 active volcanoes, a plethora of exotic animals species and six UNESCO World Heritage sites, it becomes clear that this is a place you might think of putting on your bucket list.

7. This great Siberian river rises in Mongolia before becoming the largest river system to empty into the Arctic Ocean, namely the Kara Sea. Which river is this, whose tributaries include the Angara and the Lower Tunguska?

From Quiz 9 for 10 - Russia

Answer: Yenisei

The three great Siberian rivers emptying into the Arctic Ocean are the Ob, Yenisei, and Lena in order from westernmost to easternmost. The Yenisei joins the Angara and Selenge rivers to become Russia's longest and the world's fifth longest river system, which passes through Lake Baikal. This is the oldest and deepest lake in the world at 30 million years old.

8. Russia covers one eighth of the world's total land area. What is that in square miles?

From Quiz From Russia with Love

Answer: 6,592,000

At just over six and a half million square miles, Russia is nearly double the size of Canada in second place.

9. The name Sakhalin comes from which language?

From Quiz Sakhalin - where's that again?

Answer: Manchu

"Sahaliyan" means black in Manchu. Sakhalin Island makes it closest approach to the Asian mainland near the mouth of the Amur River, which the Manchurians called "Sahaliyan Ula" or Black River. Something got lost in translation and the name was mistakenly applied to the island as well. The Yakuts live in north-central Siberia and their language is distantly related to Turkish. That's another interesting story, but with no special connection to Sakhalin.

10. At which station does the Trans-Siberian Railway start in Moscow (or finish if you're traveling west)?

From Quiz The Trans-Siberian Experience

Answer: Yaroslavsky

From here it is 9,289km through taiga and mountains, across steppe and over rivers to Vladivostok in the Russian Far-East. The railway was built between 1891 and 1916 and remains a vital arterial link across Russia. A journey from Moscow to Vladivostok without disembarking would take you a week.

11. St Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great on land which he had recently conquered from which European power?

From Quiz St Petersburg - City of Tsars

Answer: Sweden

At the beginning of the 18th Century Russia had no Baltic coastline and was hemmed in by Poland and Sweden. Peter the Great was obsessed with gaining access to the sea and with modernising Russia. He also despised his capital of Moscow. The city was founded during the course of the Great Northern War between Sweden and Russia and its allies, Poland, Denmark and Saxony. The war would see the decline of Sweden as a major European power and the emergence of Russia as a major player.

12. The name "Sochi" comes from the Latin form of this word, which was the name of the Black Sea inhabitant's during the reign of the Byzantine Empire.

From Quiz Sochi - The Russian Riviera

Answer: Sagueedy

Procopius of Caesurae made note of the natives and was resonsible for giving the place its Latin name.

13. In what year was Samara founded by enactment of Russian Czar Feodor Ioannovich?

From Quiz Samara - Camapa

Answer: 1586

It was founded as an "ostrogue" (the fortress for the guarding of river ways).

14. Who do the people of Kaliningrad like to think they are?

From Quiz Kaliningrad

Answer: Kaliningraders

They think they are Kaliningraders first and Russian second.

15. While most areas have pipelines underground, in the Sakha Republic, you're more likely to see above-ground pipelines. What factor makes laying pipes underground extremely difficult, if not outright impossible?

From Quiz Cold in the City

Answer: Permafrost

Pipes cannot be laid underground because the permafrost layer is too hard and can be up to a mile deep in places, so instead, the Sakha Republic makes use of above-ground pipes for district heating, which are heavily insulated to stop them from bursting. Some homes also do not have indoor plumbing for the same reason; because frozen water expands, there is too great a risk of pipes bursting. Underground parking is non-existent for the same reason, so drivers have to insulate their cars with thick covers to stop fuel pipes bursting or freezing. The permafrost layer also prevents wells from being dug, tap water freezes in winter and is often unsafe to consume in spring due to rivers breaking, and many villages cannot afford water treatment plants. They therefore have to rely on melted ice from lakes as a source of drinking water. The ice is stored in brick form, and families keep it in cellars during the warmer months as the permafrost layer turns the cellars into giant refrigerators.

16. Like many important cities Perm, Russia lies on an important river. Measuring 1,805 km (1,122 mi) long, what river is the city of Perm located on?

From Quiz Perm

Answer: Kama River

By discharge the Kama River is the largest tributary of the Volga. In 1956 the Kama Hydroelectric Station was finished near the city of Perm. This project created a large reservoir for the city and it is one of three major reservoirs on the Kama River.

17. On 18 June 2018, England won their first match against Tunisia 2-1 at the industrial city where you can find the Motherhood Statue. What city was formerly known as Tsaritsyn from 1580s to 1920s?

From Quiz Russian host cities of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Answer: Volgograd

Volgograd was formerly known as Tsaritsyn, 1589-1925, and Stalingrad, 1925-1961. About 970 km (605 mi) south east of Moscow, it is an important industrial city and the administrative centre of Volgograd Oblast. The city is located on the western bank of the Volga River. Founded in 1589, it is ranked as the 12th largest city in Russia. Volgograd Arena can house up to 43000 fans. The Battle of Stalingrad was fought between 23 August 1942 to 2 February 1943 and was the largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare.

18. From Moscow I headed northwest to the oldest city in Russia to visit the oldest church in Russia proper: Saint Sophia Cathedral. Which city?

From Quiz Russian Road Trip

Answer: Novgorod

Saint Sophia Cathedral was originally constructed between 1045 and 1050 A.D. by Vladimir of Novgorod (prince of Novgorod from 1036 to 1052). It has five domes (four silver and one gold) and is the cathedral church of the Archbishop of Novgorod. The cathedral was not actually named after one of the sainted Sophias (Sophia of Rome or Sophia the Martyr), but actually refers to the Greek translation of wisdom. Thus, the church's subtitle is 'The Holy Wisdom of God'.

19. What is the latitude and longitude of Sochi?

From Quiz Suddenly Sochi

Answer: 43 35' 07" N, 39 43' 13" E

The incorrect latitude and longitude coordinates are for these Olympic cities-- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Lake Placid, NY, USA; Sydney, Australia. These are either Olympic cities before or after the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

20. This name is shared by an oblast (a district of Russia) and the city which is its administrative center. The city is located near the coast on the White Sea, while the oblast also includes Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, Arctic archipelagos.

From Quiz 9 for 10 - Russia

Answer: Arkhangelsk

The city of Arkhangelsk is connected to Moscow by the Severnaya (Northern) Railway, completed in 1897. The oblast is home to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, one of Russia's three spaceports. A spokesperson for the Russian Space Forces has talked of Russia's pledge to spend over five billion rubles on its expansion.

21. How many time zones does Russia span?

From Quiz From Russia with Love

Answer: 11

In March 2010, Russia reduced its time zones from 11 to 9, but in 2014 this was reversed.

22. Sakhalin's principal city is called:

From Quiz Sakhalin - where's that again?

Answer: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk means "South Sakhalin" in Russian. Toyohara is the old Japanese name for the same city. Okha is a town near the north tip of Sakhalin. "Petropavlovsk-Sakhalinski" doesn't exist: I made up the name by combining Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinski, a small but perfectly real city in central Sakhalin, with Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, a major Russian city that's located even further east, on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

23. One of your first stops out of Moscow will be Vladimir, mediaeval Russia's capital. By what collective name are Vladimir and a number of other cities such as Suzdal and Yaroslavl known?

From Quiz The Trans-Siberian Experience

Answer: The Golden Ring

The cities of the Golden Ring are famed for the traditional architecture of their churches.

24. Which river flows through St Petersburg?

From Quiz St Petersburg - City of Tsars

Answer: Neva

St Petersburg is situated close to the mouth of the Neva which flows into the Gulf of Finland.

25. According to Greek mythology, The Fischt Mountain which protects Sochi was the location for which event?

From Quiz Sochi - The Russian Riviera

Answer: Where Prometheus was chained and tortured.

The Greeks are also known to have founded a colony and the town of Dioscuria near Sukhumi (south of Sochi, in Georgia).

26. What is the bend on the Volga river called, where the river turns right and where Samara is found?

From Quiz Samara - Camapa

Answer: Samarskaya Luka

It means "Samara Bend" and is also the name of the Samara National Park.

27. What nation does Kaliningrad Oblast belong to?

From Quiz Kaliningrad

Answer: Russia

28. Which town in the Sakha Republic recorded a record low temperature for an inhabited area of -67 degrees Celsius (-90 degrees Fahrenheit) in 1933?

From Quiz Cold in the City

Answer: Oymyakon

Oymyakon is the capital of Oymyakonsky District, in the Yana-Oymyakon Highlands, and is two days' drive away from Yakutsk. The two valleys near Oymyakon help trap wind inside the town, making it even colder. Along with Verkhoyansk, another town in the Sakha Republic, it is part of the area known as the Northern Pole of Cold; the Poles of Cold are areas where the world's lowest air temperatures have been recorded. If the local temperature goes below -55 degrees Celsius (-67 degrees Fahrenheit), schools have to be closed. Oymyakon can get so cold that glasses get stuck to the faces of their wearers, and locals have to keep their cars running to stop them freezing. One photographer even felt his own spit freeze on his lips! Because the ground is frozen, locals are unable to grow crops and rely mainly on meat and fish for sustenance.

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