Russian words in English: 10 questions

Give the Russian word, also used in English and found in the Oxford English dictionary, from the definition. The number refers to the number of letters in the word

1. Russian word for "Citadel" or "Fortress", generally used with reference to a specific example in English (7)
2. A steam bath with a wooden stove. (5)


Christmas Quiz 2018: 100 questions

Welcome to the Christmas quiz! Please have a crack over Christmas with your friends, family and anyone else you can rope in (because it's probably quite difficult if you tackle it on your own). I'll upload the answers on this site in the New Year. Happy quizzing!

Words derived from Russian: 10 questions

Give the Russian-derived word (which is used in English and found in the OED) from the description.

1. The clandestine copying and distribution of literature banned by the state.
2. Common name given to bureaucrats in the Communist party, now used more broadly to refer to any bureaucrat.