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Thread: How much do you know about Russia? (quiz)

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    How much do you know about Russia? (quiz)

    Do you know anything about Russia? A quiz. - City I - CSMonitor.com

    I warn you, this one is tricky! But give it a shot! And no cheating!

    (I only got 80%)
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    100% But square miles question was totally random. I'm lucky, I know. ) And the question about the Hermitage was guessing. Didn't know it was the Hermitage.
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    They even couldn't write "Gagarin" correctly.

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    i am cool. 85%
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    Got a piffling 60%.... Никому не скажите, пожалуйста. I'll never live this down.
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    Yay! All that studying I did last summer was so worth it!


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    UhOhXplode - very good for such a young person from a country on the other side of the globe.

    I made two mistakes, but I am confident that I am much better up to scratch on Russia than 95% of people in the UK where I live, and that's good enough.
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    Rybinsk reservoir? World's deepest lake? Where you can walk into the water for 200 meters and still can stand? I'm so proud
    As a citizen of Rybinsk, I hereby allow myself to make this spoiler.
    My result is 90%.
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    UhOhXplode, how did know about Malenkov? Many of Russians do not know about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmitry Khomitchuk View Post
    UhOhXplode, how did know about Malenkov? Many of Russians do not know about him.
    That was one of the easiest questions. Sputnik, the first artificial satellite! I've always been all over space tech and Malenkov was made Chief of the Soviet Missile Program (by Stalin) that led to the Sputnik launch. But he was also in a power struggle with Khrushchev so I read about that too.
    Btw, the most important reason I'm learning all about Russia and the language is cause Russia has the most epic space program anywhere! The Soyuz spacecraft have kept the ISS manned from 2002 till now and the new Angara rockets are awesome and can carry even heavier payloads. And now they are building the new Vostochny cosmodrome in Amur Oblast!
    Angara (rocket family) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Russia Promises Manned Launches from Its Own Soil in 2018 | Baikonur Cosmodrome & Vostochny | Space.com

    Anyway, I think the space program is dying here. They tried to restart it with the Constellation project and Ares rockets but not much happening there. And now this too.
    Russian rocket engine export ban could halt US space program — RT News
    Well, there's still the Curiosity rover on Mars and the Cassini spacecraft but I wanna be where new stuff is happening. Btw, Cassini will arrive at Titan in only 5 more days!
    Cassini Solstice Mission

    Btw, I did have a problem with the Catherine the Great question till I remembered what was happening in 1700/1800. I almost got that one wrong.
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    NASA just launched a new lunar probe Friday:

    NASA launches rocket to probe mysterious lunar dust | Al Jazeera America

    I don't think the US space program is dead. The shuttle program was ended, but the shuttles were not the most efficient way to get into space. Space exploration does not have the same wide-ranging support in the US that it had in the 60's when we were at the height of the so-called "space race" but that does not mean it's over. On the contrary, NASA is still alive and kicking, just focusing on different kinds of projects, and more welcoming of international cooperation in space programs, which in my mind is a good thing.
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    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna View Post
    UhOhXplode - very good for such a young person from a country on the other side of the globe.

    I made two mistakes, but I am confident that I am much better up to scratch on Russia than 95% of people in the UK where I live, and that's good enough.
    You would be amazed how much you can learn about Russia just by studying rockets and space exploration. And I was studying Russia and Russian history all last summer and this summer too.
    Another awesome learning tool is Google Earth. I've been all over Russia with that and I even know where to find a Teremok restaurant near New Arbat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    NASA just launched a new lunar probe Friday:

    NASA launches rocket to probe mysterious lunar dust | Al Jazeera America

    I don't think the US space program is dead. The shuttle program was ended, but the shuttles were not the most efficient way to get into space. Space exploration does not have the same wide-ranging support in the US that it had in the 60's when we were at the height of the so-called "space race" but that does not mean it's over. On the contrary, NASA is still alive and kicking, just focusing on different kinds of projects, and more welcoming of international cooperation in space programs, which in my mind is a good thing.
    Yeah, I knew about the lunar launch and I hope there will be more stuff happening here too. And I am all over the Cassini and Curiosity missions. And the stuff coming back from the Voyager 2. There's the New Horizons spacecraft that's already half way to Pluto and I can't wait to see what that discovers!
    NASA - New Horizons: Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

    And everybody's talking about a manned Mars mission too! That would be so awesome to land on Mars! Btw, did you know that the Japanese made an artificial, solar powered tree that produces oxygen. An astronaut could stand under one of those trees and get air. And food can be made in a lab. The Japanese are growing beef in cultures. They don't even have to kill the cows. Anyway, I think we know enough now to live on another planet!
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