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

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The countdown clock showing time left until the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi is displayed near the Kremlin.

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.

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

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Dancing and singing marks a May Day march in Moscow on May 1, 2013.





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