As Russia gets ready for the World Cup, how well do you know the 11 host cities?

  • More on life inside Russian cities hosting the World Cup can be found by following the Guardian Cities Other Russia series

Where was Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist and author of Crime and Punishment born?

Moscow

St Petersburg

Yekaterinburg

Where was Russian president Vladimir Putin born?

St Petersburg

Moscow

Volgograd

Which World Cup host city is known as the ‘Russian Riviera’ because of its beach resorts and subtropical climate?

Kazan

Rostov-on-Don

Sochi

In which city was Tsar Nicholas II and his family executed following the Russian Revolution of 1917?

St Petersburg

Yekaterinburg

Kaliningrad

Which city did French actor Gerard Depardieu choose as his home address after leaving France to avoid higher taxes in 2013?

Saransk

Samara

Moscow

Which city had its own leaning tower?

​K​azan

Sochi

Nizhny Novgorod

The philosopher Immanuel Kant lived and died in which city?

Kaliningrad

Saransk

Volgograd

Where was the rocket built which took the first person (Yuri Gagarin) into space?

Samara

Yekaterinburg

​K​ azan

Where did the largest and bloodiest battle take place in the second world war?

Volgograd

Moscow

St Petersburg

Which city was once named after Soviet writer Maxim Gorky?

Nizhny Novgorod

Rostov-on-Don

Saransk

Which city lies immediately between Asia and northern Europe, and is known as the ‘gateway to the North Caucasus’?

Rostov-on-Don

Nizhny Novgorod

Sochi

11 and above.

Excellent

10 and above.

Great

9 and above.

Great

8 and above.

Well done

7 and above.

Well done

6 and above.

OK

5 and above.

OK

4 and above.

hmm

3 and above.

hmm

2 and above.

hmm

0 and above.

Oh dear

1 and above.

Oh dear

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