General Information
Native name:русский
Writing system:Cyrillic (Russian Alphabet)
Language family:Indo-European
East Slavic
ISO 639-1:ru
First language:150 million
Second language:110 million
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Russian is a East Slavic language. It is one of the most used languages in the world.

Geographic DistributionEdit

Official Language inEdit

  • Autonomous Republic of Crimea
  • Belarus
  • Georgia (Abkhazia, South Ossetia)
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova (Gagauzia, Trabsbustrua)
  • Norway (Russian Economic Zone in Spitsbergen)
  • Romania (some municipalities in Tulcea and Constanta)
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine
    • Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
    • Kharkiv Oblast
    • Kherson Oblast
    • Mykolaiv Oblast
    • Odessa Oblast

Recognised minority language in Edit

  • Armenia
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Moldova
  • Norway (Sør-Varanger)
  • Poland
  • Romania (Tulcea County, Constanta County)
  • Slovakia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
    • Autonomous Republic of Crimea
    • Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
    • Donetsk Oblast
    • Kharkiv Oblast
    • Kherson Oblast
    • Luhansk Oblast
    • Mykolaiv Oblast
    • Odessa Oblast
    • Sevastopol
    • Zaporizhia Oblast
  • United States (New York)
  • Uzbekistan

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