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Russian Translation Services

Russian - the 8th most widely-spoken language globally

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With around 258 million native speakers, Russian is the 8th most widely-spoken language globally. It is also one of the largest native languages in the world and one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations. Russian has official language status in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan but it can also be heard in parts of Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia and Estonia. This is a good reason why companies should use professional Russian translators to communicate with their target audience effectively.

The Russian market has matured quickly and grown significantly since the fall of the Soviet regime in the early Nineties, and with huge deposits of natural resources such as gas, coal and precious metals, the growing Russian market has proven to be an exciting location for businesses to expand.

In-market Russian translators. UK-based account management

ALM Translations offers three different levels of service depending on your requirements. Standard translation is best used for information only, such as for internal documents or tenders and bids. Translation with secondary review is ideal for high visibility documents. Finally, copywriting (transcreation) is recommended for marketing and publicity translations.

We also offer ad hoc and conference interpreting, videos and voice-overs, transcription services, subtitling, telephone interpreting, telemarketing, proofreading and editing and transcreation.

Our policy is that all of our translators are in-market, native speakers, ensuring we maintain a consistently high standard of work.

Russian Localisation

Geographically, Russia spans a vast land mass, and as you would expect, regional dialects and colloquialisms vary significantly from one side of the country to the other.

Our localisation service is especially popular in this market due to the regional variations, and has been a proven factor in improving conversion rates across the board for all industries.

Where does the Russian language come from?

Part of the Indo-European family, Russian is an East Slavic language that has endured many linguistic changes and influences over time. Under the ruling of Peter the Great came a reformed alphabet and a goal to modernise and break away from a previously religiously led tongue. The language adopted vocabulary from Western Europe and the Greek words that derived from the Church Slavonic were changed from the Byzantine pronunciation to post-Renaissance European. After the political breakdown in 1990-1991, economic uncertainties saw yet another change in the language; this time with English playing a part in a new wave of additions to the vocabulary. Today, the Russian language continues to evolve, with new words appearing and new styles of expression emerging

Key Russian industries

Russia is the 11th largest economy in the world, and the 6th largest purchasing power. Natural resources play a key part in the Russian economy, particularly in the field of oil, natural gases and mining. Other strong sectors include automotive, aerospace, aircraft building, and weapons and military manufacturing..

Mining & Natural Resources




Arms & Military manufacturing


What documents do we translate into and from Russian?

Bureaucracy is still a major factor in this part of the world, with many legal and export documents required in order to bring products into and out of Russia. Due to the amount of manufacturing in the area, translations of highly technical documentation is also popular.

Blueprints and technical documents

Export certification

Equipment manuals

Legal & export documents


To find out how ALM can help you with your Russian translation and localisation requirements, get in touch to speak with one of our experts today.


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