The most difficult history of Russia riddles A list of history of Russia related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Russia quiz 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.very hard 37% goldgold28%oiloil25%sea otterssea otters37%timbertimber8%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7057 answers in 4 languages »polar 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).hard 40% in Russiain Russia19%in Greecein Greece7%in Bulgariain Bulgaria40%in the Byzantine Empirein the Byzantine Empire32%Created by: Bob Stanley. Statistics based on 6060 answers in 4 languages »Bulgaria 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.hard 45% proof of tax paymentproof of tax payment45%money in Vostok Antarctic Stationmoney in Vostok Antarctic Station9%Bolshevik's propaganda symbolBolshevik's propaganda symbol22%barber's paymentbarber's payment23%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 7734 answers in 4 languages »coins 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).hard 51% composition of the future anthem of the Soviet Unioncomposition of the future anthem of the Soviet Union6%public critcism of Leninpublic critcism of Lenin28%bank robberybank robbery51%assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister12%Created by: Luca Biaggi. Statistics based on 10675 answers in 4 languages »crime 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.hard 55% Russian LegendRussian Legend11%old Slavic symbol of good fortuneold Slavic symbol of good fortune9%it was taken over from the Holy Roman Empireit was taken over from the Holy Roman Empire24%it was taken over from the Byzantine Empireit was taken over from the Byzantine Empire55%Created by: stig. Statistics based on 10637 answers in 4 languages »Byzantine Empire 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.easy 74% PolandPoland3%FinlandFinland4%BulgariaBulgaria74%RomaniaRomania17%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11691 answers in 4 languages »kings of Europe 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.easy 77% Spring PalaceSpring Palace5%Summer PalaceSummer Palace11%Autumn PalaceAutumn Palace4%Winter PalaceWinter Palace77%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11310 answers in 2 languages »tourist attractions 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".very easy 82% RussianRussian11%UkrainianUkrainian3%GeorgianGeorgian82%JewishJewish1%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17573 answers in 2 languages »communism riddles » Play Russia quiz and see all the questions.