Top 10 Soviet Union facts Selected as the most interesting among history related questions in History quiz 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 facts » How many gold medals did USSR win at 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles? (USA got 83)0. In response to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries including the Soviet Union boycotted the Games. The IOC awarded Los Angeles the Games by default, as no other city was interested.Created by: KasiaCold War facts » 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 facts » 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.orgrockets facts » 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-terminatorUkraine facts » 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.orgLithuania facts » 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.orgKazakhstan facts » 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 Kołodziejczyksurnames facts » Joseph Stalin had a son named Vasily. Who was he?Commander of the Air Force. As an officer of the Red Air Force during WW2, Vasily received rapid promotion. On 5 March 1942 he shot down an FW-190 and claimed another German aircraft soon after. He became Commander of the Air Force in the Moscow Military District in 1948. After the death of his father, he was considered a dangerous person and was judged in a behind-closed-doors trial. After 8 years of imprisonment, he was released in 1960, but died soon due to chronic alcoholism.Created by: Sophie LethermanWorld War II facts » 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.orgmetro facts » Play history quiz and see all the questions.