Russian & Soviet leaders by WilliamsK

Champion(s):

CurryA


Runner(s)-Up:

LaudermithM


Quiz Description

How much do you know about leadership throughout Russian history? Here's your chance to find out.

A quick usage note: the wording of Soviet titles changed frequently. I've combined them into two categories: "General Secretary", usually seen as the leader of the U.S.S.R., and "Premier", the head of the government, more of an internal role.

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1 CurryA 456 99 15
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2 LaudermithM 428 97 15
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8 PahkJ 382 88 15
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10 Okrent 374 86 15
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28 KingJA 296 59 15
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31 Catalin 281 55 15
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Questions:

Perhaps trying to distract his countrymen from the approaching Y2K meltdown, who announced his resignation as Russian president on December 31, 1999?

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BORIS YELTSIN

This 13th-century hero is often considered the most influential figure in Russian history. Name this Grand Prince of Kiev, a saint in the Russian Orthodox Church and the subject of a 1938 Sergei Eisenstein film.

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ALEXANDER NEVSKY

Name one of the two men who served as "Minister-Chairman" of the provisional government of 1917.

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GEORGY LVOV, ALEXANDER KERENSKY

During the 1939-40 Winter War, what Premier claimed that cluster bombs were actually rations? (The Finns retaliated with makeshift firebombs in glass bottles, calling them 'a drink to go with the food.')

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VYACHYSLAV MOLOTOV

During the "Time of Troubles" (1598-1613), three men claimed to be the long-lost younger brother of the late Tsar Feodor I. By what name are these pretenders collectively known?

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THE FALSE DMITRIYS

Who was the first man to claim the title of Tsar of All Russia? A more correct English translation of his nickname, grozny, is "inspiring fear".

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IVAN THE TERRIBLE (IVAN IV)

The positions of Premier and General Secretary were often held by two different people, but on three occasions, a single man held both titles simultaneously. Name two of these men.

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VLADIMIR LENIN, JOSEPH STALIN, NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV

This successor to Leonid Brezhnev – and planner of his funeral – became the first KGB chairman to accede to the position of General Secretary.

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YURI ANDROPOV

His 14 years as Premier was the longest of any tenure in that post. Name this man, who died soon after his 1980 resignation.

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ALEXEI KOSYGIN

Catherine the Great was actually the second empress by that name. Catherine I, who ruled alone from 1725 to 1727, was the widow of what man?

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PETER THE GREAT (PETER I)

Who is the man in this photograph?

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DMITRY MEDVEDEV

The three 19th-century Tsars known as The Blessed, The Liberator, and The Peace-Maker, in that order, shared what name?

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ALEXANDER