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.orgkings of Europe riddles »easy 73% PolandPoland397FinlandFinland485BulgariaBulgaria7495RomaniaRomania1842 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 StanleyBulgaria riddles »very hard 39% in Russiain Russia1056in Greecein Greece400in Bulgariain Bulgaria2047in the Byzantine Empirein the Byzantine Empire1692 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.orgtourist attractions riddles »easy 77% Spring PalaceSpring Palace605Summer PalaceSummer Palace1239Autumn PalaceAutumn Palace438Winter PalaceWinter Palace7753 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: stigByzantine Empire riddles »hard 54% Russian LegendRussian Legend1112old Slavic symbol of good fortuneold Slavic symbol of good fortune920it was taken over from the Holy Roman Empireit was taken over from the Holy Roman Empire2336it was taken over from the Byzantine Empireit was taken over from the Byzantine Empire5326 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.orgcommunism riddles »very easy 81% RussianRussian1974UkrainianUkrainian618GeorgianGeorgian12858JewishJewish323 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 Biaggicrime riddles »hard 50% composition of the future anthem of the Soviet Unioncomposition of the future anthem of the Soviet Union689public critcism of Leninpublic critcism of Lenin2808bank robberybank robbery4825assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister1237 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.orgpolar riddles »very hard 36% goldgold1870oiloil1665sea otterssea otters2408timbertimber582 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: Kasiacoins riddles »hard 44% proof of tax paymentproof of tax payment3154money in Vostok Antarctic Stationmoney in Vostok Antarctic Station663Bolshevik's propaganda symbolBolshevik's propaganda symbol1587barber's paymentbarber's payment1682 Play Russia quiz and see all the questions.