Professional Russian Translation

Russian language facts

  • Russian is spoken by over 164 million people as a first language, placing it at the 7th most spoken language in the world.
  • In addition to Russia, the Russian language is also spoken in 30 countries including Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
  • Russian is one of the United Nations’ 6 official languages, as well as the language of the international space station.
  • There are only about 200,000 words that make up the Russian language, many of which have more than one meaning.
Russian translation tips
Translation text expansion

Translating into Russian isn’t only about replacing text—in fact, it may involve redesigning your user interface. For texts translated from English into Russian, character counts generally grow up to 20%, and some sentences can grow to be twice as long as the source. This can create a multitude of problems in terms of website design and layout. In cases where there are strict character length restrictions, translators may have to shorten copy by abbreviating words or omitting meanings to fit spatially.

Provide context to your translator

The Russian language is very context-sensitive. So much so that some meaning of your original text is always lost when you simply replace English with Russian words. To ensure that your content doesn’t get lost in translation from English to Russian, always provide proper reference materials that clearly illustrate the context of your text. The same word in English may have dozens, even hundreds of variations when translated into Russian. Whereas in English, nouns are either singular or plural (e.g. cat, cats), Russian nouns have 12 variations depending on how they’re used in a sentence. In addition, there are three genders and a formal and informal mode in Russian, so even the word ‘you’ can be translated several different ways depending on the context and other factors.

Russian translation services

Looking for professional English-Russian translators? Gengo is a leading provider in professional Russian translation. With dozens of native English to Russian translators working on our system 24/7, no other translation agency can provide the same fast and high quality output at a more competitive rate.

Our areas of expertise

Gengo has extensive experience delivering professional translations into and from Russian in a wide range of document and content types, including:

  • Russian website localization
  • Russian mobile app localization
  • Russian game localization
  • Russian product description translation
  • Customer support translation
  • Marketing copy, ads and social media
  • News articles and entertainment
  • Travel listings and guides
  • Russian document translation
  • Emails, letters and more
Quality you can trust

We know that quality is key when translating business content into Russian. This is why our network of translators is only comprised of native speakers with years of professional experience translating into and from Russian.

Simple pricing

Looking for a cost-effective method for translating into or out of Russian? Gengo’s unique platform allows us to offer the most lowest translation rates in the industry. Learn more about our pricing.

Speed and scale

Even for projects with tight timelines, Gengo has the capacity needed to support high volume Russian translation requests. With 21,000+ translators in nearly every country on earth, projects are picked up and completed quickly.

Trusted by global companies

I’ve been impressed with the quality and speed of the translations that Gengo delivers.
Jeff Chin, Product Manager at Google
The Huffington Post
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