Over the years, ITC has developed a strong network of translators whose native language is Russian. These linguists have passed several rounds of tests and are evaluated regularly. In addition, the ITC project managers have drawn up language guides to help translators follow the specific rules that apply to Russian.

History of the language: translation into Russian

Russian is the official language of the Russian Federation; 153 million people listed it as their mother tongue. Russian language together with Ukrainian and Belorussian makes up the Eastern branch of Slavic family of languages that belongs to the large group of Indo-European languages.

Russian derives from the Old East Slavic, which was spoken in the times of Kievan Rus. The actual writing system emerged with the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet in the 9th century by two brothers, monks Cyril and Methodius, who translated the Bible from Greek into Old Slavic, and introduction of Christianity in the 10th century. Throughout its history, the Russian language incorporated various features of other languages (Polish, German, Greek, Dutch, French, English, Latin etc.). Today the modern Russian is a prominent language in both political and non-political circles. It is also one of the official languages of the United Nations Organization.

Specific features of Russian

Russian is also one of the most versatile languages in the world, it is very difficult to understand by the foreigners, as this language is flexible, it has case, gender, various affixes (prefixes, suffixes), endings etc. Besides it has a very peculiar logic, the meaning of the sentence mostly depends on the intonation, the word order may vary. All of this often makes foreigners feel confused.