русский язык, rússkiy yazýk
Native Speakers: 150 million; L2 Speakers: 110 million
Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other neighboring post-Soviet states
Official: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Moldova (Gagauzia & Transnistria)
Russian is a fusional (inflected) language, with words being modified to express tense, case, voice, aspect, person, number, gender, and mood. There are three tenses (past, present, and future), with each verb having two aspects (perfective and imperfective). There are six cases, including nominative, accusative, dative, genitive, instrumental, and prepositional. It utilizes a subject-verb-object (SVO) word order, but with significant flexibility.
“Standard Russian” is based on the Moscow dialect. As a result of compulsory education and mass media efforts during Soviet times, only minimal dialectal differences remain between Northern and Southern variants and the Russian language is largely homogenous.
There are roughly 855,000 speakers of Russian in the United States, making it the 8th most spoken language in the United States. The largest concentrations of Russian speakers in the U.S. are located in New York, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington, Florida, and Maryland.
At Latitude Prime, we offer Russian translation, Russian interpretation, and Russian localization services in numerous specialized subject areas and multiple dialects. Whether you need to translate a real estate lease from Russian to English, need a Russian interpreter for an immigration hearing in New York, or want to localize your software into Russian to reach a larger audience in the former Soviet states in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latitude Prime has the customized language solution to meet all of your Russian language needs.