All Russia-related crossword clues

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It seems ‘Russian something’ is a common thing in many English crossword puzzles. We can judge this by simply browsing through the most popular crossword search queries on Google and finding ‘Russian country house clue’ or a ‘Russian river clue’. Here are some clues that may come in handy while doing your crosswords.

1) "Terrible" Russian 

Ivan

2) Russian ruler 

tsar or czar (read more about the correct spelling of this word here.)

3) Russian river

Volga, Lena, Don (our article about the most amazing Russian rivers explains more.)

4) ‘Black Russian’ cocktail ingredient

Vodka

5) Russian country house

Dacha

6) Russian currency 

Ruble

7) Russian flag color

Blue/red/white (find out more about how the flag appeared here)

8) Russia-China border city/river

Amur

9) Cities of Siberia

Novosibirsk (the biggest), Omsk (second biggest), Chita, Irkutsk, Tomsk

10) “The Russia House” author

John le Carre

11) “The Russia House” actors

Sean Connery/ Michelle Pfeiffer

12) Soviet counterintelligence agency/ Soviet spies/ James Bond's nemesis/ "From Russia With Love" organization

SMERSH

13) Soviet bad guys/ USSR intelligence agency

KGB

14) State led by Lenin/ Russia until '91/ The Evil Empire/ Superpower/ Former Russia

USSR

15) Soviet rulers

(Vladimir) Lenin/ (Joseph) Stalin/ (Nikita) Khrushchev/ (Leonid) Brezhnev/ (Yuri) Andropov/ (MIkhail) Gorbachev

16) Russian rulers

(Boris) Yeltsin/ (Vladimir) Putin

17) First man in space 

(Yuri) Gagarin

18) First woman in space

(Valentina) Tereshkova

19) Soviet prison camp

Gulag

20) Ulan-... (City in Siberia)

Ude

21) Main Protagonist of Crime and Punishment

Raskolnikov

22) Tolstoy

War and Peace/Anna Karenina

23) Russian for Peace, to Tolstoy / Russian for War, to Tolstoy

Mir / Voina

24) Cyrillic for USSR

CCCP

25) Popular Russian girl’s name

Olga, Natasha, Tatyana, Ekaterina, Alexandra, Svetlana

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