Russian History Quiz

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Rus

Name for the Vikings given by the "men of the east"

Tatars

Name for the Mongolians that conquered the Scandinavian settlement

Genghis Khan

Mongolian Emperor whose empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean (1162-1227)

Ivan III

grand duke of Muscovy whose victories against the Tartars laid the basis for Russian unity (1440-1505)

Ivan IV

the first czar of Russia (1530-1584)

Czar

Ceasar

Cyrillic

Slavic Alphabet

Peter the Great

a Russian czar that made Russia bigger

Catherine

Empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796)

Tchaikovsky

Russian composer known mostly for his beautiful melodies and ballets

Stalin

Leader of Russia during WWII

Lenin

Russian founder of the Bolsheviks and leader of the Russian Revolution and first head of the USSR (1870-1924)

Khrushchev

became the ruler of the Soviet Union After the death of Joseph Stalin

Gulags

Harsh Soviet labor camps

Bolsheviks

Radical Russian Group

Soviet union

a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia

Communism

A form of government where the government controls all aspects of life

Sputnik

a Russian artificial satellite

Gorbachev

Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms

Vladimir Putin

Current President of Russia

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