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most spoken native language worldwide


most spoken language worldwide


of the world speaks Russian natively

Russian Translation and Interpreting

At Translate UK we provide a professional Russian translation service, as well as Russian interpreters. As one of the most widely spoken languages on the globe, Russian is vital for communicating with a wide variety of people around the worldwide.


Million Speakers Worldwide

Million Native Speakers

Million Second Language Speakers

States Where it is an Official Language

Russian Language History

Russian is an East Slavic language and part of the branch Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. Russia is native to Eastern Europe and widely spoken across the Caucasus, the Baltic states, and Central Asia.

The East Slavic languages had evolved by the eleventh century and by the thirteenth century, the different dialects had diverged into distinct languages including medieval Russian.

Until the seventeenth century Russian was influenced by Church Slavonic, a literary language, and the official language of Moscow. This was reformed in the eighteenth century and influences from Western European languages entered Standard Russian. The language then underwent a period of becoming standardised after. However, dialect differences continued across class and region, until the twentieth century when compulsory education became established, teaching a Standard form of Russian.

Russian is a Global Language

 Russian is closely related to Ukrainian, Belarusian and Rusyn, as well has having notable similarities with Bulgarian. As the Russian language has evolved it has been influenced by the European languages of Greek, Latin, Dutch, Polish, French, German, Italian and English. Russian has also been influenced by the Asian languages of Uralic, Turkic, Persian, Arabic and Hebrew.

Russian is the official language of Russia, Belarus, and Tajikistan, it is also the co-official language of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Additionally, Russian has degrees of official recognition, in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and the Ukraine.

Russian is spoken by 260 million people worldwide across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, giving it the seventh largest number of speakers worldwide. The Russian language is incredibly useful for communicating with people all over the world, it is widely used in international trade and business and Russian is the second most common language on the Internet.


High Quality Russian Translations

At Translate UK  we can provide Russian translators or interpreters for a range of dialects. We can also provide additional support for certain sectors by providing them with linguists who have specialised in a specific field. Our linguists are required to keep up to date with specific industry terminology and requirements. This allows us to provide a more customised and supportive service. To learn more about our specialist sectors select one from below.

Russian Translation Service

We can provide translations to and from Russian for any document, no matter how large or small. We have been providing document translations for fifteen years, from letters and reports to patient records and certificates, there isn’t much our experienced team haven’t seen. All of our translators are qualified and vetted by us, and many are DPSI qualified or registered with the ITI or CIOL.

Russian Legal Document Translation

We can provide Russian translations for any document which is to be used in a legal setting. We have an in-house legal expert with almost 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and are acutely aware of the importance of accuracy and reliability when it comes to the translation of legal documents.

On top of this, each of our legal translators has a specialist focus in law, having worked in or completed training specific to the legal sector. We ensure that all of our legal translators are up to date with the current terminology both in the UK and in their native language to guarantee a quality translation with no mistakes.

Russian Technical Document Translation

We can provide Russian translations for technical or scientific documents. This includes journal literature, operation manuals, safety instructions, patents and technical drawings. We know how important it is to have precise, accurate and consistent translations of technical documents, so all our translations are done by experts in the field.

We ensure all of our linguists to stay up to date on the specialised terminology used in their field and for ongoing projects we’ll try to assign the same translator where possible so that they can become familiar with your company terminology and vocabulary.

Secure and Confidential

At Translate UK confidentiality is of the upmost importance to us and we are careful to act in complete compliance with GDPR regulations. Each of our linguists signs a confidentiality agreement before undertaking any work for us and we only ever send documents via secure email.

Russian Interpreting Service

In addition to our Russian translation service we can also provide Russian speaking interpreters. All our interpreters are qualified experienced professionals with relevant post-graduate qualifications and membership of professional linguistic associations. We are well equipped to provide interpreters at short notice and we have even provided linguists for the same day.

Face to Face Russian Interpreters

Our face to face Russian interpreters work to facilitate communication between individuals who speak Russian and those who speak English, in order to provide them with equal access to all of the services they might need. We recommend face to face interpreting where a conversation is necessary, including complex and sensitive situations where information is best delivered in person.

Remote Russian Interpreters

We understand that it is not always possible to use a face to face interpreter, so we also provide a remote interpreting service. Our Russian speaking remote interpreters can be contacted through a variety of platforms according to your business needs. This includes over-the-phone and a complimentary conference call service. They can also be contacted through video call platforms including Zoom and Skype. 

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