Top 10 USSR facts Selected as the most interesting among Soviet Union related questions in Soviet Union quiz 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 the turning point in World War II. In 1961 the city was renamed (back) to Volgograd.Created by: Katarzyna DąbrowskaSoviet Union facts » What is the function of this colossal structure near Chernobyl?Radar. Duga was a Soviet over-the-horizon radar system used as part of the Soviet anti-ballistic missile early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl in the Ukraine and the other in eastern Siberia.Created by: NinjaiCold War 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 » 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: apokalipskahistory of Russia facts » Which organisation was the Vladimir Putin in as an agent?KGB is a civilian intelligence and counterintelligence agency. In 1995, it changed it's name to FSB. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was an officer of KGB in years 1975-1990. In 1985 to 1990 he had served on the territory of Eastern Germany (GDR), where he'd take care of recruiting secret collaborators.Created by: Sasiopoliticians facts » Which vehicle isn't a tank destroyer?Panzerkampfwagen V Panther. The Panzerkampfwagen V Panther was a German medium tank deployed during World War II. The others were tank destroyers.Created by: Ninjaithe United Kingdom facts » Which tank was manufactured in the largest numbers during WW II?T-34. Soviet T-34 tank was manufactured in 35 119 copies between 1941 and 1945. Created by: Ninjaitanks facts » What does AK stand for?Avtomat Kalashnikov. AK - Avtomat Kalashnikov. An automatic rifle created by Mikhail Kalashnikov, originally implemented and designated AK-47, the rifle design was closely based on the Nazi Strumgewhr-44 (STG-44) (English: Assult Rifle, 1944). Created by: Tschukainventors facts » What tank is that?KV-85. The tank presented on this picture is a KV-85, the last of KV series (from surname of soviet marshal Kliment Voroshilov). As the name suggests it had 85 mm gun. Only 148 of them were built.Created by: Raczek246history of Europe facts » Play Soviet Union quiz and see all the questions.