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Moscow City Quiz

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(26 votes)
13 questions
English
This quiz will test you knowledge about Moscow.
1

Seven gothic skyscrapers tower over Moscow. They are known as Stalin's what?

Sisters

Giants

Helpers

Lovers

53% got this right

2

What public institution used to occupy the site of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in central Moscow?

Swimming pool

Canteen

Library

Wedding Palace

Hard  22% got this right

The Moskva Pool was, for a time, the world's largest open air swimming pool.
3

What year was this?

1980

41% got this right

The 1980 Summer Olympics were held in Moscow.
4

Moscows deepest metro station has Europe's longest escalators. What's its name?

Park Pobedy

Kuznetskiy most

Park Kultury

Prospekt Mira

Hard  25% got this right

5

After what Soviet politician was the New Arbat avenue originally named?

Kalinin

Bulganin

Malenkov

Molotov

The New Arbat Avenue assumed its current name in 1994.
6

By the Red Square, opposite to the Kremlin, lies a famous glass-roofed department store. What's its name?

GUM

Detsky Mir

Okhotny Ryad

TsUM

Hard  31% got this right

7

What is the name of this cluster of mordern skyscrapers?

Moscow International Business Center

Moscow River Commercial District

Pan-Inter-Continental Trade Center

Trans-European District of Commerce

55% got this right

8

What tsar ordered the construction of St Basil's cathedral?

Ivan the Terrible

Catherine the Great

Peter the Great

Vasily the Dark

45% got this right

9
48 random squares

In what year did this event take place?

1812

1237

1571

1942

52% got this right

The Fire of Moscow happened during the French occupation in 1812.
10

Just a stone's throw from the Kremlin. This was once the largest hotel in the world. What was its name?

Rossiya

Metropol

Sovietsky

Ukraina

Hard  17% got this right

Now demolished, it was surpassed in size by the Excalibur in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1990.
11
48 random squares

Who is this famous long-running former mayor of Moscow?

Luzhkov

Gorbachev

Popov

Sobyanin

Hard  22% got this right

12

What organization used to reside in this building known as Lubyanka?

KGB

Duma

Politburo

Supreme Soviet

58% got this right

13

Which is the innermost of Moscow's ring roads?

The Boulevard Ring

The Garden Ring

The Moscow Automobile Ring Road (MKAD)

The Third Ring Road

Hard  6% got this right