History of Russia questions This is a list of recently added questions about history of Russia. Play history of Russia quiz and see all the questions. Who was the President of the USSR?Mikhail Gorbachev is a Russian politician, author of perestroika (recreating), glasnost (publicity), uskorenie (acceleration) which purpose was to abolish communism in the USSR and to finish a Cold War. He left his post 25 Dec 1991 what symbolised the end of the almost 70 years of this country's tradition. In Russia, Gorbachev is remembered to have been responsible for destroying an empire. He got the Nobel Prize in 1990. Nowadays he is still active in public life but not taking part in Russian politics.Created by: apokalipskavery easy 80% Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko21Mikhail GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev584Boris YeltsinBoris Yeltsin96Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev28Soviet Union riddles » Which currency was the first to be converted to decimal system?Russian ruble. The new ruble introduced with monetary reform of Peter the Great of 1704 was the first currency to be based on decimal system.Created by: smyruhard 44% American dolarAmerican dolar125British pound sterlingBritish pound sterling121frank of revolutionary Francefrank of revolutionary France149Russian rubleRussian ruble316coins riddles » Which European kingdom other than Russia used the title "tsar" for its monarchs?Bulgaria. The title Tsar in slavic languages is derived from the Latin title for the Roman emperors, Caesar. It was first used in Bulgaria from 10th to 15th century, and in Serbia (in 14th century). Later, it was used in Russia - Ivan IV was the first to use it in 1547.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 75% PolandPoland490FinlandFinland599BulgariaBulgaria10018RomaniaRomania2233kings of Europe riddles » Where was the Cyrillic script created?In Bulgaria. The Cyrillic script was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 9th century AD at the Preslav Literary School. Tradition holds that it was formalized by Saints Cyril and Methodius who brought Christianity to the southern Slavs (and so the name is derived from Saint Cyril).Created by: Bob Stanleyhard 41% in Russiain Russia1343in Greecein Greece565in Bulgariain Bulgaria2960in the Byzantine Empirein the Byzantine Empire2204Bulgaria riddles » What was the name of the official residence of the Russian monarchs?Winter Palace. The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg was the official residence of Russian monarchs from 1732 to 1917. It is currently a part of much larger Hermitage Museum.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 78% Spring PalaceSpring Palace729Summer PalaceSummer Palace1479Autumn PalaceAutumn Palace522Winter PalaceWinter Palace9920tourist attractions riddles » The double-headed eagle serves as the Russian coat-of-arms. Where did it come from?It was taken over from the Byzantine Empire. After the fall of Constantinople in 1453, Moscow claimed succession to the legacy of the Eastern Roman Empire. Ivan III married Sophia Palaiologina, the niece of the last Byzantine emperor Constantine XI, and made the Byzantine double-headed eagle his own, and eventually Russian, coat-of-arms. In Byzantine heraldry, the heads represent the Emperor having authority over both secular and religious matters.Created by: stighard 55% Russian LegendRussian Legend1250old Slavic symbol of good fortuneold Slavic symbol of good fortune1079it was taken over from the Holy Roman Empireit was taken over from the Holy Roman Empire2749it was taken over from the Byzantine Empireit was taken over from the Byzantine Empire6451Byzantine Empire riddles » What nationality was Stalin?Georgian. Stalin's original Georgian name was "Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili". The surname means son of Juga, and is derived from Georgian djuga, meaning "steel". This later became the root of his adopted name "Stalin", from the Russian word for "steel".Created by: globalquiz.orgvery easy 82% RussianRussian2262UkrainianUkrainian699GeorgianGeorgian16176JewishJewish367communism riddles » What spectacular achievement of young Stalin boosted his career among Bolsheviks?Bank robbery. Before the Russian Revolution, Communist paramilitaries were often raising money through robberies and ransom kidnappings. Particularly notable was the 1907 Tiflis bank robbery, in which Stalin participated (playing minor role). The robbery resulted in 40 deaths and the theft of 341,000 rubles (equivalent to around US $3.4 million today).Created by: Luca Biaggihard 53% composition of the future anthem of the Soviet Unioncomposition of the future anthem of the Soviet Union810public critcism of Leninpublic critcism of Lenin3344bank robberybank robbery6419assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister1462crime riddles » What kind of resources brought Russian colonists to Alaska?Sea otters. Alaska was colonized by Russian fur traders. Rather than hunting by themselves, the Russians forced the Aleuts to do the work for them. Many of Aleuts had been removed from their home islands and sent as far south as California to hunt sea otter.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 37% goldgold2189oiloil1942sea otterssea otters2862timbertimber679polar riddles » What was the Russian beard token used for?Proof of tax payment. In 1705, Emperor Peter I of Russia instituted a beard tax to modernize the society of Russia following European models. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a "beard token" with them all the time.Created by: Kasiahard 46% proof of tax paymentproof of tax payment3879money in Vostok Antarctic Stationmoney in Vostok Antarctic Station755Bolshevik's propaganda symbolBolshevik's propaganda symbol1836barber's paymentbarber's payment1952Russia riddles » Play Russia quiz and see all the questions.