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1

For what are Boris and gleb known?

Martyrs for their faith

2

Who led the Russian forces in the defeat of the Livonian Order in Northern Russia in 1242?

St. Alexander Nevsky

3

What happened between Ivan the terrible and his son in 1581?

Accidently kills him

4

Who is the bogatyr who defeats Nightingale the Robber?

Ilya

5

What old believer arch-priest wrote his own life? What is so interesting about this work from the perspective of the history of Russian literature?

Awakum, the peasants spoke french

6

In the mouth of what River is St. Petersburg located?

Neva River

7

Who was Russia's first great scientist?

Mikhail Lomonosov

8

In what year did Napoleans army invade Russia?

1812

9

What major event in Russian history occurred in December of 1825? Why didn't Pushkin participate In This event?

Decemberist Uprisng, had friends but still under house arrest

10

What hat event in Russian history serves as the the setting for War and Peace?

Decemberist Uprising

11

What was Dostoevskys original sentence after his arrest? How was this sentence changed?

Life sentence, eventually just a shorter sentence

12

In what year were the serfs emancipated?

1861

13

What tsar was assassinated in 1881?

Alexander 2

14

What 2 schools of thought about Russia's future and role in the world were opposed to one another throughout most the 19th century?

Slavophiles vs. westernizers

15

Name the 2 genres in which Chekhov was the most active and influential?

Theatres and plays

16

Who was the first leader of the Soviet Union?

Vladimir Lenin

17

To which language family does Russian belong?

Russian