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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