10 most difficult Russia riddlesRussia quiz
What is the literal meaning of the word mammoth in Siberian languages?
The word mammoth comes from the mythology of the Siberian peoples who believed they lived underground - as dead ones were found in the ground from time to time.
What is the name of the longest river in Russia?
The Lena is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob and the Yenisei). It is the 11th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest catchment area. It is also the 3rd largest river in Asia. It is the largest among the rivers whose catchment is entirely within the Russian territorial boundaries.
The Caspian Sea, the largest lake in the world, is:
North freshwater, south saltwater
North freshwater, south saltwater, east super salty.
The Caspian Sea, fed by freshwater (sweet) rivers, mainly Volga (80%) and Ural in the north, is freshwater, while it's deeper, warmer and saline (1.2%) in the south. The salinity of Garabogazköl, shallow eastern bay is 35%!
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 is the largest affluent of the Baltic Sea in terms of mean discharge?
Vistula is the longest of the Baltic Sea affluents, but its mean discharge of 1080 m3/s is less than half of Neva (2500 m3/s). Other major Baltic Sea effluents are Daugawa nad Neman (both 678 m3/s).
Which country is not a neighbour of Russia?
Russia's neighbours are: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, North Korea, Lithuania and Poland.
The leopard living in the Russian Far East is:
Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) it is one of the most endangered species in the world. Adult individuals usually weigh about 40-50 kg, but also those that have a mass of 75 kg are known.
What was the name of the first and only Soviet space shuttle?
Buran (Snowstorm or Blizzard) was the first spaceplane to be produced as part of the Soviet Buran programme. OK-1K1 completed one unmanned spaceflight in 1988, and was destroyed in 2002 It remains the only Soviet reusable spacecraft to be launched into space.
Which of these lakes is considered the most toxic in the world?
Lake Karachay is a small lake in central Russia. It is often referred to as the most polluted site on earth. Containing just one square mile of water, the lake formed a dumping ground for nuclear waste by for around 12 years.High level radioactive waste makes up almost the entire lake-bed to a depth of around 3.4 meters. Some areas surrounding the lake have radiation measurements of around 6 Sv/hour, which is enough to give a lethal dose to a human in as little as 30 minutes¹.