Language Scientific’s Russian Translation Services

Language Scientific provides premium Russian translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Russian. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Russian language services including:

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 certified.

At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

Russian Language Statistics/Facts

Russian is the 6th most spoken language worldwide and is one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations. There are approximately 150 million people who speak Russian as a first language and another 120 million people who speak it as a second language worldwide.

Russian is the most popular language in Eurasia. Russian is the official language of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Russian is not declared as an official language but is popular among communities in Romania, Norway, Ukraine and the United States. Many speakers in Russia’s neighboring countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are fluent in both Russian and their respective native language.

The Russian language follows the Cyrillic script, an alphabet that was developed during the 10th century in the region of modern day Bulgaria. The Cyrillic script is the writing system for many eastern European countries and is classified as a sister alphabet to the famous Latin alphabet. The Cyrillic alphabet was adopted by several languages in eastern Europe during the spread of Christianity in the 10th century. Russian is categorized under the Indo-European language family and belongs to the Slavic subgroup. Linguistically, Russian is most closely related to the other two East Slavic languages, Ukrainian and Belarusian.

Church Slavonic, a language used by the Russian Orthodox Church, had a profound impact on the development of Russian in the 17th century. The precursor to Standard Russian which is currently spoken began to develop in the 18th century.

Dialects of Russian

Major Russian Dialects Region
Pomor, Ladoga-Tikhvin, Vologda, Kostroma-YaroslavlNorthern Russia
Okanye and AkanyeCentral Russia
Bryansk, Smolensk, Mosalsk, Kozelsk, Belgorod, Serpukhov, Kolomna, Lipetsk, Tambov, Ryazan, VoronezhSouthern Russia

Countries Where Russian Is Spoken

  • Armenia
  • Czech Republic
  • Kazakhstan
  • Norway
  • Turkmenistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Estonia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Belarus
  • Finland
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • United States
  • Bulgaria
  • Georgia
  • Lithuania
  • Russian
  • Uruguay
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Moldova
  • Serbia
  • Uzbekistan
  • China
  • Greece
  • Mongolia
  • Slovakia
  • Croatia
  • Israel
  • Mozambique
  • Tajikistan

Russian Country Data

Country: Russia

Capital: Moscow
Population: 142,257,519
Semi-Presidential Federation: President Vladimir Putin
Currency: Russian Ruble
GDP (ppp): $26,500
Unemployment: 5.3%
Government Type: Semi-Presidential Federation
Industries: Coal, oil and gas, chemicals, metals, machinery, aerospace, shipbuilding, manufacturing, communications, agriculture, consumer durable goods, textiles, processed foods, and handicrafts

Provinces: Russia has 46 provinces or “oblasts”

  • Amur
  • Arkhangelsk
  • Astrakhan
  • Belgorod
  • Bryansk
  • Chelyabinsk
  • Irkutsk
  • Ivanovo
  • Kaliningrad
  • Kaluga
  • Kemerovo
  • Kirov
  • Kostroma
  • Kurgan
  • Kursk
  • Leningrad
  • Lipetsk
  • Magadan
  • Moscow
  • Murmansk
  • Nizhny Novgorod
  • Novgorod
  • Novosibirsk
  • Omsk
  • Orenburg
  • Oryol
  • Penza
  • Pskov
  • Rostov
  • Ryazan
  • Sakhalin
  • Samara
  • Saratov
  • Smolensk
  • Sverdlovsk
  • Tambov
  • Tomsk
  • Tver
  • Tula
  • Tyumen
  • Ulyanovsk
  • Vladimir
  • Volgograd
  • Vologda
  • Voronezh
  • Yaroslavl

Russian Language History

The earlier known civilizations in Russia are ethnically referred to as Slavic. Many of the Slavic communities spoke a similar language in Russia and Eastern Europe, which are categorized into the Old East Slavic language family. During the 9th and 13th centuries, eastern European regions were united under the Kievan Rus state. A Mongolian invasion divided the Kievan Rus state into a collection of separate territories that began to speak and develop different branches of Old East Slavic languages. In modern day Russia, with the influence of Christianity over the Kievan Rus state in the 10th century, the liturgical language, Old Church Slavonic, gained popularity as a native language. During the rule of Peter the Great in the 17th century, the Russian language style began to change. Old Church Slavonic transitioned into Church Slavonic as it was used primarily for Church documents and texts and lost popularity outside of the Church.

Russia experienced Tsardom, most notably under the rule of Ivan the Terrible, during the 16th and 17th centuries. Ivan the Terrible is known for his role in the conquering of neighboring lands to further the span of the territory. The following political period endured in Russia was the imperialist structure, which spanned between the 17th and 20th centuries. Russia played a large role in World War I, which resulted in the development of Soviet Russia. Since the collapse of the USSR, the Russian Federation has become the official name for the region.

Around the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian lexicon began to change. During this period of social change, many English words, typically relating to technology and business, began to gain popularity in the Russian language.

Moscow, located in eastern Russia, is the capital and center of the Russian Federation government. Due to the rich and long history of Russia, there are hundreds of cathedrals and famous monuments that have been around for several centuries. Moscow is located on the Moskva River, which the city derived its name from during the 12th century. The city of Moscow differs from many other capitals in that the city is contained by a barrier known as the Moscow Kremlin. No longer used to deter invading armies, the Kremlin is now home to the government and the President of the Russian Federation. Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, a Russian Orthodox church, is located in the center of Moscow and is one of Moscow’s famous landmarks.