Test Your Russian Knowledge

This will be a regular feature where I throw out a trivia question to test your knowledge of The Russian Federation and see how your peers stack up. I’ll start the questions out easy but will make them progressively harder as the year goes by. It is my belief that Russia is greatly misunderstood in a lot of ways– due mainly to naivety. Hopefully these quizzes will shed light on that sometimes nebulous thing called Russia.

No cheating!

Answer: Dmitry Medvedev. Putin is the current Prime Minister and former President. Yelstin was the first President of the Russian Federation from 1991-1999. 2012 is an election year in the Russian Federation where we will see Medvedev and Putin face off for the title.