Russian is an Indo-European language of the East Slavic branch spoken in much of Eastern Europe and Asia. Considering only native speakers, it is the eighth most widely spoken language in the world, while it ranks fourth in terms of total speakers.

Within the field of translation, Russian can be a very interesting and sought-after language. Despite its strict laws and tariff policies, Russia is a country very much dedicated to foreign trade. Since 2012, it has been a member of the World Trade Organisation and a member of the Eurasian Customs Union. The latter has signed free trade agreements with several countries around the world. Russia is the 14th largest exporter of goods in the world, while it is the 21st largest importer of goods.


Russia is one of the world’s largest economies in terms of purchasing power parity. Its main exports include mainly hydrocarbons (more than 50 % of total exports), solid fuels, precious metals, jewellery, iron, steel and timber. Moreover, as one of the official languages of the United Nations, translations from and into Russian are crucial to obtain all documents originating from this institution in that language.

Some of the most important Russian brands should also be mentioned. For example, some drinks such as vodka are famous for coming from this country. Two of the most famous brands are Smirnoff and Beluga. Russia also excels in the automotive field with a number of car brands such as Lada.


Finally, the field of literature should not be overlooked, since without the figure of the translator, the books of writers such as Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy would not have reached so many corners of the world, nor would they have become such acclaimed works of world literature.

For all these reasons, the existence of professional Russian translators is essential in order to promote their foreign trade and thus make it easier for their products and culture to reach the greatest possible number of people.


However, the key role played by Russian interpreters is also noteworthy. As mentioned above, Russian is one of the official languages of the UN, so all UN conferences must have professional interpreters for Russian, in addition to the other official languages. On the other hand, interpretation is also of great importance from a tourism point of view.


Russia is the largest country in the world, and every year it receives thousands of tourists who want to visit all the places it has to offer. In fact, the country has 26 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the historic centre of St. Petersburg, the Moscow Kremlin and the volcanoes of Kamchatka. Many tour groups hire professional interpreters to guide them and provide a bridge to a new culture.


Russian has 278 million speakers, of whom 164 are native speakers. It is the official language of Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, but is also widely spoken in parts of Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova and other former Soviet regions. Moreover, as mentioned above, it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.


At LinguaTrans we are experts in this language, which is present in all the services we provide, for example:

• Russian translation

• Russian sworn translation

• Russian transcription

• Russian subtitling

• Russian proofreading

• Russian voice-over

We have excellent native professionals for each translation service and speciality. Count on a highly reputed company in the market of language services by contacting us. You can also consult our rates or request a free, no-obligation quote. We are standing by to take you far… including in Russian!