10 most difficult Soviet Union riddles A list of Soviet Union related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz 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.very hard 35% PeacockPeacock18%SwallowSwallow21%SkylarkSkylark24%SatanSatan35%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5779 answers in 2 languages »rockets 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.very hard 38% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong20%Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.7%Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov38%Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin33%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 13313 answers in 2 languages »surnames 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 50% 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 robbery50%assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister14%Created by: Luca Biaggi. Statistics based on 18708 answers in 4 languages »crime 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. hard 51% EstoniaEstonia19%LithuaniaLithuania51%LatviaLatvia8%GeorgiaGeorgia19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14668 answers in 2 languages »Lithuania riddles » 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.hard 56% 12712715%838314%555513%0056%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 27196 answers in 2 languages »Cold War riddles » 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.hard 58% commander of the Air Forcecommander of the Air Force58%artistartist8%writerwriter9%he got poisoned at the age of 5he got poisoned at the age of 523%Created by: Sophie Letherman. Statistics based on 22480 answers in 2 languages »USSR 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.hard 59% in Argentinain Argentina6%in Berlinin Berlin24%in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuaniain Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania59%in Beijingin Beijing9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14831 answers in 2 languages »20th century 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.average 65% in Russiain Russia27%in Kazakhstanin Kazakhstan65%in Ukrainein Ukraine4%in Estoniain Estonia2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11112 answers in 4 languages »Kazakhstan riddles » What is the current name of Stalingrad?Volgograd. The name Stalingrad was given to the city in 1925 in honor of Joseph Stalin. Stalingrad's unsuccessful siege was a turning point in World War II. In 1961 the city was renamed Volgograd.easy 72% DonetskDonetsk18%RostovRostov5%VolgogradVolgograd72%PutinskPutinsk3%Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowska. Statistics based on 24839 answers in 2 languages »World War II riddles » 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.easy 73% Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko6%Mikhail GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev73%Boris YeltsinBoris Yeltsin12%Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev6%Created by: apokalipska. Statistics based on 9249 answers in 2 languages »history of Russia riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.