Soviet Union questions This is a list of recently added questions about Soviet Union. Play Soviet Union 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: apokalipskaeasy 71% Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko499Mikhail GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev4641Boris YeltsinBoris Yeltsin875Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev495history of Russia riddles » Who was the first man to leave the spacecraft in space?Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov was a Soviet astronaut, general major pilot and two-time Hero of the Soviet Union. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykvery hard 38% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong2265Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.821Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov4154Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin3664surnames riddles » Where is the Baikonur Cosmodrome?In Kazakhstan. Baikonur Cosmodrome is located in the center of Kazakhstan on the right bank of the Syr Darya river. Both the space launch facility and the neighboring city of Baikonur are rented and administered by the Russian Federation.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 66% in Russiain Russia2674in Kazakhstanin Kazakhstan6545in Ukrainein Ukraine461in Estoniain Estonia218Kazakhstan riddles » On August 23, 1989 approximately two million people joined their hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometres (370 mi). Where did it happen?In Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The demonstration called The Baltic Way marked the 50th anniversary of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany (which divided Eastern Europe into spheres of influence and led to the occupation of the Baltic states in 1940). The chain connected the three Baltic capitals – Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn. Video footage taken from airplanes and helicopters showed an almost continuous line of people across the countryside. Few months later all three republics declared independence.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 59% in Argentinain Argentina934in Berlinin Berlin3232in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuaniain Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania7819in Beijingin Beijing1227Lithuania riddles » Which Soviet republic was the first to declare independence?Lithuania. Baltic states, incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940, strongly pushed towards independence. First the lead was taken by Latvia with large demonstrations in 1986 and 1987, but Estonia and Lithuania soon joined the movement. On March 11, 1990 the newly elected parliament of the Lithuanian SSR, elected Vytautas Landsbergis to the position of Chairman of the Supreme Council. Vytautas Landsbergis promptly declared the restoration of Lithunaian independence. Created by: globalquiz.orghard 51% EstoniaEstonia2651LithuaniaLithuania6702LatviaLatvia1191GeorgiaGeorgia251820th century riddles » Which part of Europe was affected by the worst famine in the 20th century?Ukraine. The Holodomor was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian SR in 1932-1933. It was caused mostly by bad economic policies. Many believe that the destruction of the Ukrainian peasantry was premeditated on the part of Joseph Stalin and consider Holodomor a genocide comparable to Holocaust. Between 2 and 5 million people starved to death despite the fact that Ukrainian lands are among the most fertile in the World.Created by: ex-terminatoreasy 74% IrelandIreland2099PortugalPortugal970AlbaniaAlbania1598UkraineUkraine13884Ukraine riddles » What is the NATO reporting name for this Russian intercontinental ballistic missile?Satan. The Russian R-36 (NATO code: SS-18 Satan) is a family of intercontinental ballistic missiles designed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This missile was viewed by analysts as giving the Soviet Union first strike advantage over the U.S. It could be deployed with 10 warheads and up to 40 penetration aids. Contemporary U.S. missiles carried up to three warheads at most.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 35% PeacockPeacock993SwallowSwallow1111SkylarkSkylark1250SatanSatan1834rockets 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% RussianRussian3246UkrainianUkrainian923GeorgianGeorgian21729JewishJewish468communism 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 49% composition of the future anthem of the Soviet Unioncomposition of the future anthem of the Soviet Union1194public critcism of Leninpublic critcism of Lenin4603bank robberybank robbery8061assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister2332crime riddles » Where is this metro station?In Moscow. The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects. Stalin ordered the metro’s artists and architects to design a structure that embodied a radiant future.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery easy 85% in Moscowin Moscow20628in Stockholmin Stockholm1368in Madridin Madrid1299in Barcelonain Barcelona868metro riddles » Play 20th century quiz and see all the questions.