10 most difficult history of Russia riddlesHistory of Russia quiz
Where does the name of the Russian currency come from - the ruble?
from the red color
from a two-headed eagle
from notches on the edge
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.
What kind of resources brought Russian colonists to Alaska?
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.
Who invented the Matryoshka doll?
Jurij Pawlowicz Siemionow
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".
What was the Russian beard token used for?
proof of tax payment
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
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.
Where was the Cyrillic script created?
in the Byzantine Empire
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).
BT was a series of Soviet light tanks. What does BT stand for?
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.
Which breed of dog was associated with the Russian Tsar's court?
Old russian shepherd dog
The borzoi, also called the Russian wolfhound , is a breed of domestic dog The borzoi was popular with the Tsars before the 1917 revolution. For centuries, Borzoi could not be purchased but only given as gifts from the Tsar. Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolaievich of Russia bred countless Borzoi at Perchino, his private estate.