History of Russia questions This is a list of recently added questions about history of Russia. 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 74% PolandPoland463FinlandFinland563BulgariaBulgaria9241RomaniaRomania2118kings 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 40% in Russiain Russia1242in Greecein Greece533in Bulgariain Bulgaria2666in the Byzantine Empirein the Byzantine Empire2065Bulgaria 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 Palace694Summer PalaceSummer Palace1407Autumn PalaceAutumn Palace500Winter PalaceWinter Palace9326tourist 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 Legend1212old Slavic symbol of good fortuneold Slavic symbol of good fortune1034it was taken over from the Holy Roman Empireit was taken over from the Holy Roman Empire2635it was taken over from the Byzantine Empireit was taken over from the Byzantine Empire6152Byzantine 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% RussianRussian2154UkrainianUkrainian676GeorgianGeorgian15192JewishJewish356communism 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 52% composition of the future anthem of the Soviet Unioncomposition of the future anthem of the Soviet Union771public critcism of Leninpublic critcism of Lenin3200bank robberybank robbery5872assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister1393crime 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% goldgold2106oiloil1864sea otterssea otters2727timbertimber651polar 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 45% proof of tax paymentproof of tax payment3671money in Vostok Antarctic Stationmoney in Vostok Antarctic Station729Bolshevik's propaganda symbolBolshevik's propaganda symbol1763barber's paymentbarber's payment1876coins riddles » Play Russia quiz and see all the questions.