Russian Translation

Our English/Russian translations are produced by qualified translation experts in a wide range of fields, including technical, financial, pharmaceutical and legal.

The Translation People’s translation services are renowned for quality, tight turnaround times and our experience with a variety technical translation media.

Our English to Russian translation expertise covers, but is not limited to; websites & press releases, user/maintenance manuals, product catalogues, technical specifications and quality procedures.

Russian – Did you know?

Russian is the principal language of the former Soviet Union. Spoken by approximately 170 million people as a first language, it is officially used by the United Nations and plays an important role in modern society.

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History of the Russian language

The Russian language evolved from the dialects spoken by the Slavs in 1000 A.D. and Old Church Slavonic. The Slav people spoke numerous closely-related dialects. In spite of expansion from old Poland into what is now modern European Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, the Slavonic languages remained very similar in structure and actually used one common written language, Old Church Slavonic. The scriptures were written in Old Church Slavonic in a Cyrillic alphabet and this remained the only written language in Russia until the 18th Century. After this, the written form changed to reflect the spoken language.

In the mid 1800s Russian was standardised and the dialect in Moscow formed the official language. During this century, literature flourished and became more accessible to the population as the language used was much closer to spoken Russian.

The 20th Century and the significant changes to the political structure brought further changes to the language. The spelling reform of 1918 changed the appearance of the Russian language; formal expressions were deemed as archaic by the regime and virtually outlawed. Strict political regimes throughout the majority of the century kept the Russian language in a fairly static state.

In recent years, with the collapse of the Soviet Regime, external influences have been more readily accepted. English has greatly influenced modern Russian. In fact all things Western have become very fashionable in Russia and this can account for the significant changes to the language, especially the increased use of English phrases. Russian is constantly evolving, some sections of Russian society are happier about this than others.

All our Russian translators are native speakers with extensive experience. Our project managers are on hand to discuss your Russian translation needs and to ensure that the tone and style of your translation are appropriate.

Why use The Translation People?

  • Our use of translation memory software can reduce lead times and costs of your English to Russian translation.
  • All our translators have at least five years professional translation experience and undergo a rigorous selection procedure.
  • Translations can be provided in any format including the Microsoft Office suite, Adobe FrameMaker, Quark XPress, Adobe PDF, Adobe Illustrator, InterLeaf and PageMaker.

English to Russian Translation

EnglishRussianPronunciation
HelloЗдравствуйтеzdrastvooyte
Good MorningДоброе утроdobraye ootro
Good EveningДобрый вечерdobriy vyecher
GoodbyeДо свидания!da sveedaneeya


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