English to Russian Translation
(Русский) is a Slavic language in the Indo-European family, the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia. Russian
is the native language of some 160 million citizens of the Russian
Federation. It is one of the six official languages of the UN. Russian
closest relatives are Ukrainian
and Belarusian languages, the other two national languages in the East Slavic group.
In the 9th century, two missionaries Cyril and Methodius were required to write down the scriptures in Old Church Slavonic to preach Christianity. Thus, Cyril invented a Slavonic, now known as Cyrillic, alphabet. The Cyrillic alphabet is closely based on the Greek alphabet, with about a dozen additional letters invented to represent Slavic sounds not found in Greek.
is so widely spoken, it has often been referred to as a 'world language', the lingua franca of the modern era, and while it is not an official language in most countries, it is currently the language most often taught as a foreign language. Some linguists believe that it is no longer the exclusive cultural property of 'native English
speakers', but is rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures worldwide as it continues to grow. It is, by international treaty, the official language for aerial and maritime communications, an official language of the United Nations and many other international organisations, including the International Olympic Committee.