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RUSSIA. A Jeopardy Game. By G.C., T.L., and D.L. 4/25/11 Pd. 5. Fall of Communism. Federation History. Public Policy. Leaders. Current Issues. BONUS: Freakishly Hard Military Questions. 100 Points. 100 Points. 100 Points. 100 Points. 100 Points. 1,000,000 Points!.

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RUSSIA

A Jeopardy Game

By G.C., T.L., and D.L.

4/25/11

Pd. 5


Fall of

Communism

Federation

History

Public

Policy

Leaders

Current

Issues

BONUS:

Freakishly

Hard Military

Questions

100 Points

100 Points

100 Points

100 Points

100 Points

1,000,000

Points!

200 Points

200 Points

200 Points

200 Points

200 Points

1,000,000

Points!

300 Points

300 Points

300 Points

300 Points

300 Points

1,000,000

Points!

400 Points

400 Points

400 Points

400 Points

400 Points

1,000,000

Points!

500 Points

500 Points

500 Points

500 Points

500 Points

1,000,000

Points!


The Soviet leader that instituted reforms was...?


Mikhail Gorbachev


This was the name of an attempt to overthrow Gorbachev at the end of the Soviet Union


The August Coup


The regional organization that officially replaced the USSR was the:


Commonwealth

Of Independent

States (CIS)


The official end date of the Soviet Union was:


December 26, 1991


The August Coup was led by:


The “Gang of Eight”

(Made up of Politboro members, KGB officers, and Communist hardliners)


Russia has become the largest exporter of this resource


Oil


Russia invaded this country in 2008


Republic of Georgia


Separatists from this region have caused two major hostage crises in the last ten years, and killed upwards of 600 people


Chechnya


In 2010 a Russian spy ring was busted in this country


The United States


Russia will host the 2014 Olympics in this resort city


Sochi


Out of 6 main national TV channels, how many does the Russian government directly operate?


Five of the six

(The last is run by the state energy company)


Under the leadership of this president, incomes doubled while the average salary increased sevenfold


Putin


The process of gradually converting free social services into pay services was known as


“Monetization”


The Russian government has made major gains in reducing the influence of the oligarchs. What are the oligarchs?


A group of extremely wealthy businessmen with strong political influence


What forms the foundation of the Russian economy?


Natural resources


Russia's current president is:


Dmitry Medvedev


Russia's current Prime Minister, and on-again off-again president is:


Vladimir Putin


First President of Russian Federation


Boris Yeltsin


Last President of the Soviet Union


Mikhail Gorbachev


The Prime Minister under Putin was:


Viktor Zubkov


Russia has been in conflict with the US over missile bases in what European country?


Poland


Russia has the only remaining manned spaceflight program, based out of which former Soviet republic?


Kazakhstan


Since 1994 Russia has been involved in two wars over what breakaway region?


Chechnya


Russia cut off supplies of this resource to the Ukraine and parts of Europe in 2006 and again in 2008


Natural Gas


Russia has a longstanding conflict over the Kuril Islands with this country


Japan


The Standard-Issue Rifle and Sidearm of the Russian Ground Forces are:


The AK-74M rifle and MP-443 Grach pistol


The name of Russia's only aircraft carrier is:


RFS Admiral Kuznetzov


Three tanks make up the backbone of Russia's armored forces. Name two of the three


T-72M

T-80U

T-90R


The Russian Air Force flies a bomber that has been in service longer than any other combat aircraft in the world. Name it.


Tupolev Tu-95 “Bear”

In continuous service since 1956


The Russian Navy operates the largest submarines in the world. What are they called?


The Typhoon class submarine.

Its 574 ft long, or one and a half football fields, and carries 20 nuclear missiles. They have 10 of them.


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