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With our team of experienced and strictly selected bilingual Russian translators, Diskusija can provide fast and professional Russian language translation services. Our native Russian translators and interpreters have the specialist knowledge to deal with your marketing, legal, financial, technical and other material. Our most requested Russian language services are English to Russian translation, German to Russian translation and French to Russian translation, however, we provide many more Russian translation language combinations.

Our most commonly provided Russian translations are:

Into Russian

  • English to Russian Translation
  • Latvian to Russian Translation
  • German to Russian Translation
  • Lithuanian to Russian Translation
  • French to Russian Translation
  • Polish to Russian Translation
  • Bulgarian to Russian Translation
  • Romanian to Russian Translation
  • Croatian to Russian Translation
  • Serbian to Russian Translation
  • Czech to Russian Translation
  • Slovak to Russian Translation
  • Estonian to Russian Translation
  • Slovenian to Russian Translation
  • Hungarian to Russian Translation
  • Ukrainian to Russian Translation
 

From Russian

  • Russian to English Translation
  • Russian to Latvian Translation
  • Russian to German Translation
  • Russian to Lithuanian Translation
  • Russian to French Translation
  • Russian to Polish Translation
  • Russian to Bulgarian Translation
  • Russian to Romanian Translation
  • Russian to Croatian Translation
  • Russian to Serbian Translation
  • Russian to Czech Translation
  • Russian to Slovak Translation
  • Russian to Estonian Translation
  • Russian to Slovenian Translation
  • Russian to Hungarian Translation
  • Russian to Ukrainian Translation

 

The list above is partial. We are ready to provide more language combinations including Russian. Just ask us and we will do our best to satisfy your language requirements.

Russian Language Facts

The Russian language (русский язык, russkiy yazyk) is a Slavic language of the Balto-Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages family. It is one of three East Slavic languages – the others are Ukrainian and Belarusian. All three share many similarities. The language is spoken widely across Eurasia – it is the most geographically widespread language of this region.

Russian is the official language of the Russian Federation, and Belarus; and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. In Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Russian is recognised as a second official language and many inhabitants of the former USSR republics speak Russian as their second or first language. It is estimated that there are around 280 million speakers of Russian in total. Of these 164 million are native speakers.

World-renowned writers Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, composer Prokofiev wrote in Russian.

Modern language: alphabet, vocabulary, spelling, grammar

Modern Russian has dialects though linguists have not agreed on a strict classification. Some divide dialects in two groups – Southern and Northern. Others prefer to use three groups – they distinguish an additional Central group, where Moscow is located. Dialects differ by their grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Modern written Russian uses a modified version of the Cyrillic alphabet, which is based on the alphabet developed by Byzantine missionaries in the ninth century. The modern Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters.

In the computer and Internet environment Russian is often transliterated using the Latin alphabet.

Russian spelling is mostly phonemic – usually one letter represents one sound. But pronunciation can be difficult for foreigners as stress in Russian is free – it can be placed on any syllable. There is no strict accentual system, so pronunciation and word stress of words has to be learned individually. This is important because many Russian words change their meaning depending on where the accent is placed.

Russian has inherited and preserved a highly inflectional Indo-European structure. Nouns have three grammatical genders (masculine, feminine and neuter), and can be singular and plural. There are six declensions. There are no definite or indefinite articles. Adjectives agree with the nouns they describe in number, gender and case. The basic word order of sentences is “subject-verb-object”, but this can be changed quite freely and still be grammatically correct. An interesting aspect of Russian language grammar is that verbs have only three tenses: past, present and future. Instead of relying on tenses, the Russian language also makes use of aspect – a verbal categorisation which conveys whether or not an action has been completed.

There is a certain structure for addressing strangers in a formal manner. This involves a person’s name followed by his or her father’s name with the added “-ovich” (for male) “-ovna” (for female). For example, if women’s name is Olga and her father’s – Vladimir, the formal way of address would be Olga Vladimirovna.

History of Russian language

Slavic languages began differentiating from the 6th century AD when Slav people migrated. By the 10th century AD Western, Southern and Eastern Slavic languages had formed. Eastern Slavic was spoken in the territories of present day Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. These were unified under Kievan Rus at the end of 9th century. This established Old East Slavic as a commercial and literary language.

With Christianity, South Slavic Old Church Slavonic was introduced as the liturgical and official language at the end of the 10th century.

Differentiation of the Eastern Slavic language accelerated after the breakup of Kievan Rus in approximately 1100 AD. Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian became more distinct languages around the 13th century.

The official language in Novgorod and Moscow until the 17th century was Church Slavonic, which developed from Old Church Slavonic. After the 17th century the usage of Church Slavonic shrank drastically and was limited to only liturgical and biblical texts.

In the middle of the 18th century by trying to standardise the written language, M.V.Lomonosov developed three distinct styles of Russian: High, Middle and Low. High style was used for poetry and religion and referred to as Old Church Slavonic. Middle was meant for science texts, prose, and Low style was used for personal correspondence.

Russian writer Alexander Pushkin contributed to efforts of moving the Russian language away from Old Church Slavonic and developing a distinct Russian literary language in the late 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. He rejected archaic grammar and vocabulary and used grammar and vocabulary of the spoken language.

More reforms to simplify the language were implemented after the revolution in 1917 – when Russian assumed the modern form as we know it today.


 

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