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Every country has bits of common knowledge that people share and take for granted, whether true or false, important or inconsequential. The Kennan Institute has gathered a few such bits of Russian trivia that are familiar to most people in Russia but not necessarily well known outside the country.

Test your knowledge of the Russian cultural code here to find out your Russian academic rank!

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