Sochi, Soviets, and tsars: How much do you know about Russia?

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Stretching from sea to sea, covering a huge swath of Europe and Asia, Russia is the largest country on Earth, by size, and home to over 140 million people. The diversity of its lands and people are unmatched by any other nation and its history is equally as complex. But how much do you know about this country? Find out with our quiz.

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1. Russia’s European territory represents about one quarter of its total land mass. Approximately what percentage of its population lives there?

With its more forgiving climate, proximity to Europe, and large cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, European Russia is home to three-quarters of the country’s total population. The Asian part of Russia (east of the Ural mountain range) is very sparsely populated.

With its more forgiving climate, proximity to Europe, and large cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, European Russia is home to three-quarters of the country’s total population. The Asian part of Russia (east of the Ural mountain range) is very sparsely populated.

With its more forgiving climate, proximity to Europe, and large cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, European Russia is home to three-quarters of the country’s total population. The Asian part of Russia (east of the Ural mountain range) is very sparsely populated.

With its more forgiving climate, proximity to Europe, and large cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, European Russia is home to three-quarters of the country’s total population. The Asian part of Russia (east of the Ural mountain range) is very sparsely populated.

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25

 

50

 

75

 

90

 
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