Russian

How many people are native Russian speakers?

About 150 million people speak Russian natively, mostly in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. It is the most spoken native language in Europe.

How many people speak Russian in the world?

Nearly 260 million speak Russian worldwide, with many speakers residing in Kazakhstan and other neighbouring former Soviet countries.

Origins of Russian

Russian is an East Slavic language from the Indo-European family. In its spoken form it is most similar to Ukrainian but differs in its written form.

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Aleksandr Porfir'evič Borodin (Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin)Pëtr Il'ič Čajkovskij (Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky)Roman Abramovič (Abramovich)Anna Achmatova (Akhmatova)Aleksandr Nikolaevič Afanas'ev (Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev)Anna KareninaAleksandr AntonovAndrej Aršavin (Andrey Arshavin)Baba YagaMichail Michajlovič Bachtin (Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin)Michail Bakunin (Mikhail Bakunin)Georgij Melitonovič Balančivadze (Georgy Melitonovich Balanchivadze)Aleksandr Belov (Alexander Belov)Nikolaj Aleksandrovič Berdjaev (Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev)Boris Berezovskij (Berezovsky)BeslanBlinyBol'šoj (Bolshoi)Boršč (Borscht)Valerij Borzov (Valeriy Borzov)Vseslav Bračislavovič (Vseslav Bryachislavich)Brest-LitovskLeonid Brežnev (Brezhnev)Aleksandr Briullov (Alexander Brullov)Josif Aleksandrovič Brodskij (Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky)Sergej Nazarovyč Bubka (Serhiy Nazarovych Bubka)Nikolaj Bucharin (Nikolai Bukharin)Michail Afanas'evič Bulgakov (Mikhaíl Afanasyevich Bulgakov)ButkaCarskoe Selo (Tsarskoye Selo)Pafnutij L'vovič Čebyšëv (Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev)Anton Čechov (Anton Chekhov)Konstantin Černenko (Chernenko)Aram Il'ič Chačaturjan (Aram Ilyich Khachaturian)Aleksandr Jakovlevič Chinčin (Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin)Velimir ChlebnikovNikita Chruščёv (Khrushchev)Sergueï Ivanovitch ChtchoukineMarina Ivanovna Cvetaeva (Tsvetaeva)Cyka blyatSergej Pavlovič Djagilev (Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev)Jurij DolgorukijFëdor Dostoevskij (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)DubrovkaIosif Džugašvili (Ioseb Dze Jugashvili)Sergej Michajlovič Ejzenštejn (Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein)Boris Eltsin (Yeltsin)Osip Ėmil'evič Mandel'štam (Emilyevich Mandelshtam)Evgenij Aleksandrovic Evtušenko (Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko)Pavel Aleksandrovič Florenskij (Pavel Alexandrovich Florensky)

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