10 most difficult history of Russia riddles A list of history of Russia related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Russia quiz Where does the name of the Russian currency come from - the ruble?From breaking. The word "ruble" comes from the verb meaning "break" and refers to the Middle Ages, when pieces of silver were broken into smaller ones when changing money. The ruble was the world's first decimal currency: it was decimalised in 1704 when the ruble became legally equal to 100 kopeks.very hard 22% from breakingfrom breaking22%from the red colorfrom the red color26%from a two-headed eaglefrom a two-headed eagle30%from notches on the edgefrom notches on the edge20%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 1373 answers in 2 languages »coins riddles » Which country didn't try to colonize California?Portugal. As a matter of fact the first European who explored California was Portuguese on Spanish duty - Cabrillo. However, his country never tried to estabilish colonies there. very hard 25% SpainSpain4%PortugalPortugal25%RussiaRussia56%Great Britain Great Britain 13%Created by: Mikołaj Sołkiewicz. Statistics based on 327 answers in 2 languages »California riddles » Who invented the Matryoshka doll?Vasily Zvyozdochkin. The first Russian nested doll set was made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin, Russian turning craftsman, wood carver and doll maker. The dolls often follow a theme; the themes may vary, from fairy tale characters to Soviet leaders. Matryoshka dolls are often referred to as "babushka dolls", babushka meaning "grandmother" or "old woman".very hard 27% Lew DudinLew Dudin13%Vasily ZvyozdochkinVasily Zvyozdochkin27%Mikhail NesterovMikhail Nesterov28%Jurij Pawlowicz SiemionowJurij Pawlowicz Siemionow30%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 444 answers in 2 languages »toys 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.very hard 36% goldgold28%oiloil25%sea otterssea otters36%timbertimber9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9975 answers in 4 languages »Alaska riddles » Which currency was the first to be converted to the decimal system?Russian ruble. The new ruble introduced with monetary reform of Peter the Great of 1704 was the first currency to be based on the decimal system.hard 42% American dolarAmerican dolar13%British pound sterlingBritish pound sterling21%frank of revolutionary Francefrank of revolutionary France22%Russian rubleRussian ruble42%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 7877 answers in 2 languages »currencies 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 44% proof of tax paymentproof of tax payment44%money in Vostok Antarctic Stationmoney in Vostok Antarctic Station9%Bolshevik's propaganda symbolBolshevik's propaganda symbol21%barber's paymentbarber's payment24%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11338 answers in 4 languages »Russia 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 46% in Russiain Russia17%in Greecein Greece7%in Bulgariain Bulgaria46%in the Byzantine Empirein the Byzantine Empire28%Created by: Bob Stanley. Statistics based on 12470 answers in 4 languages »Bulgaria riddles » BT was a series of Soviet light tanks. What does BT stand for?Bystrochodny tank. The BT tanks (Russian: Bystrochodny tank, lit. "fast moving tank") were a series of Soviet light tanks produced in large numbers between 1932 and 1941. They were lightly armoured, but reasonably well-armed for their time, and had the best mobility of all contemporary tanks.hard 47% bystrobiezny tankbystrobiezny tank27%bystrokhodna tankbystrokhodna tank15%bystrochodny tankbystrochodny tank47%bystroczodny tankbystroczodny tank9%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 573 answers in 3 languages »tanks 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 Union7%public critcism of Leninpublic critcism of Lenin27%bank robberybank robbery51%assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister14%Created by: Luca Biaggi. Statistics based on 19134 answers in 4 languages »crime riddles » The double-headed eagle serves as the Russian coat-of-arms. Where did it originate?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 54% 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 Empire54%Created by: stig. Statistics based on 16923 answers in 4 languages »Byzantine Empire riddles » Play Russia quiz and see all the questions.