Sunday, December 28, 2008

Whose name do you associate with Russia??















Alexander II

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Catherine the Great

Ivan the Terrible

Vladimir Lenin

Dmitri Mendeleev

Peter the Great

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Nevsky

Joseph Stalin

Pyotr Stolypin

Alexander Suvorov


Do you know all 12 of these noteworthy people? You can click on a name to learn more about that person.

Tom and I had to look them up!! He only knew 8 of the top 12 and he did not know the winner. In a program similar to 100 Greatest Britons, Russia voted for Alexander Nevsky as the Name of Russia. Tom cast his votes for Dostoyevsky and Pushkin.

The show was not without it's controversy... there were those who were not happy with the way the votes were counted for Stalin.

For those of you who can read Russian here is the original website:
http://www.nameofrussia.ru/

English readers can check out this link for more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_Russia_(Russia_TV)

So tell us... whose name do you associate with Russia?

No comments:

Post a Comment