10 most difficult USSR riddlesUSSR quiz
What was Pyotr Wrangel's nickname?
Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel (1878-1928) was a Russian officer in the Imperial Russian Army and later commanding general of the anti-Bolshevik White Army in Southern Russia in the later stages of the Russian Civil War. After his side lost the civil war in 1920, he left Russia and became one of the most prominent exiled White émigrés.Wrangel is immortalized by the nickname of "Black Baron" in the marching song The Red Army .
What tank is that?
The tank presented in this picture is a KV-85, the last of KV series (from the surname of soviet marshal Kliment Voroshilov). As the name suggests it had a 85 mm gun. Only 148 of them were built.
In what years did the Continuation War take place?
The Continuation War was a conflict fought by Finland and Nazi Germany, as co-belligerents, against the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944, during World War II. Germany regarded its operations in the region as part of its overall war efforts on the Eastern Front and provided Finland with critical material support and military assistance.
Joseph Stalin had a son named Vasily. Who was he?
commander of the Air Force
he got poisoned at the age of 5
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.
Whose wife was Nadezhda Alliluyeva?
Nadezhda Alliluyeva was the second wife of Joseph Stalin. The couple married in 1919, when Stalin was already a 40-year-old widower and father of one son (Yakov). Nadezhda and Joseph had two children together: Vasily, born in 1921, who became a fighter pilot (C.O. of 32 GIAP) at Stalingrad, and Svetlana, their daughter, born 1926.
What was the Gulag?
a forced labour camp in the USSR
the German concentration camp of the Second World War
the government agency in charge of the Soviet forced-labor camp-system
any of the following
The Gulag was the government agency in charge of the Soviet forced-labor camp-system that was set up under Vladimir Lenin and reached its peak during Joseph Stalin's rule from the 1930s to the early 1950s. The camps housed a wide range of convicts, from petty criminals to political prisoners. The Gulag is recognized by many as a major instrument of political repression in the Soviet Union.
What was the function of this colossal structure near Chernobyl?
heavy water radiator
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.
When was the Kalashnikov (AK) manufactured?
before World War II
during the Second World War
at the end of World War II
after the Second World War
Kalashnikov's Automatic Rifle; also known as the Kalashnikov and AK, is a gas-operated, 7.62×39mm assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is the originating firearm of the "AK") family. Design work on the AK-47 began in 1945.
Nadezhda Krupskaya was a wife of...
Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya (26 February 1869 – 27 February 1939) was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary, politician, and the wife of Vladimir Lenin from 1898 until his death in 1924. She served as the Soviet Union's Deputy Minister of Education from 1929 until her death in 1939.