Fast and accurate language solutions for any industry.

For companies wishing to enter the Russian market, Russian translation is crucial. 

In general, Russian business partners will appreciate the effort of having your documents translated, but the better the quality of the translations, the more successful the interaction (and business venture) will be.

Among many translation agencies, choosing the right provider is not always easy. To avoid unpleasant surprises, you should make sure that your chosen Russian Language Service Provider meets the following criteria:

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Professional Russian translators with industry-specific expertise 

At LingPerfect, we have a wide range of language experts who can assist with your translation needs.

Our linguists are experienced in various fields, so you can be sure they will have the expertise you need. Their backgrounds span from law to medicine, from advertising to technology and manufacturing, and from marketing and advertising to government. Whatever your requirement, we can find the perfect linguist to help.

Our language experts are all certified or qualified in their field. Before joining our team, they undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure they meet our rigorous ISO-compliant standards.

That’s how LingPerfect services go well beyond word-for-word translation, as our linguists are knowledgeable of not only the culture but also the concepts and terminology of the particular sector in order to deliver perfectly localized, stylistically appropriate content

ISO-compliant Russian Translation services from native Russian translators

We provide ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 compliant Russian translations based on our rigorous quality management system, which ensures the translations we deliver comply with the industry’s highest standards for quality and translation accuracy.

The benefits of working with a Russian translation service provider that has achieved the ISO standard include:

  • reduction in errors
  • improved customer satisfaction through transparency
  • increased efficiency by streamlining processes
  • identifying potential for quality improvements
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For a Russian translation to be certified, it needs to be performed by qualified linguists with the necessary skills and experience, and bear a certificate attesting to the accuracy of the translated text.
The documents requiring certification may go from legal texts to medical reports, from qualification certificates to financial documents, etc. These documents need to be word-for-word human translations with no interpretations or omissions.

At LingPerfect, we can provide Russian-certified translation services on our company letterhead, along with our ATA membership number and contact information.

Why choose LingPerfect for your Russian translaiton & localiztion needs?

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Dedicated staff with scalable and boutique approach

We'll always tailor our approach to fit your project's size and your needs. Plus, you get a dedicated account manager to guide you through every step of the translation process.

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ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 17100:2015 certificates guarantee the highest quality

In order to ensure accuracy and faithful representation of your language and tone of voice, we use strict QA measures and KPIs.

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700+ professional Russian translators with industry-specific expertise

Our services are available 24/7. With LingPerfect, you can easily manage your next interpreting assignment both on-site and remotely.

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Why is Russian translation important?

Here are two reasons why you should consider translating your documents into Russian:


  • You can reach an audience of over 250 million Russian-speaking clients

    Localizing your website and having your documents translated into Russian means you can expand your business to all the countries where Russian is the majority language, which includes Russia but is by no means limited to it.
  • Knowledge of the English language is limited in Russian-speaking countries

    For historical, geographical and cultural reasons, Russian speakers generally have a moderate knowledge of the English language. Specifically, the number of English speakers in Russia is approximately 3.5%. In order to overcome the language barrier, Russian localization services are key if you want to strengthen your presence in the region. 

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Russia: Country Facts

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With its total area of 3,796,742 sq mi, the U.S. is unquestionably a big country. 

However, Russia brings the word “big” to a new level. With a total area of 6,601,670 sq mi, Russia is the largest country in the world (with China ranking 2nd and the U.S. 3rd), stretching over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia and spanning 11 time zones.

Russia was once the major republic of the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.) but became an independent country after the Soviet Union ceased to exist in December 1991.

Russia’s climate is so extreme that its cold winters (personified as General Winter) have thwarted Napoleon’s and Hitler’s attempts to invade the country.

The climate may make the population’s life more difficult, but this is offset by generous land, a source of crops, and rich in oil, gas, and precious metals. 

Russian language facts

Russian is the world’s 7th most-spoken language by the number of native speakers and the 8th most-spoken language by the total number of speakers. 

Apart from, of course, Russia, it is also an official language in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan and is understood in many other countries, including Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, and the Baltic countries.

Like other Slavic languages, Russian uses the Cyrillic alphabet, consisting of 33 letters.

However, due to technical restrictions in computing and (sometimes) the unavailability of Cyrillic keyboards abroad, Russian is often transliterated using the Latin alphabet.


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Russian varieties and dialects

As may be expected of a language with 150 million native speakers, Russian has several varieties and dialects (though not as many as one might think). 

In Russia, most people speak a standard variety of Russian, which goes back to the Soviet Union’s centralized education system and communication. However, there are still a few interesting varieties (govory, in Russian) you should know about: 

  • Central Russian
    This is the most widespread variety. It’s considered the norm and the closest to standard Russian. It is mostly spoken in Moscow, the Vladimir Oblast, and the Novgorod Oblast.
  • Northern Russian
    This govor is spoken around St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, and the Vologda Oblast, as well as in parts of Siberia and the Russian far east.
  • Southern Russian
    This variety is mostly spoken in Russia’s Central Federal District, which includes more than a dozen districts such as Belgorod, Ryazan, and Tver.

Popular Russian translation phrases

Russian is a rich, complex language, full of bizarre, evocative phrases that don’t have an exact equivalent in English but can give you an insight into this ancient culture.

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  • В ногах правды нет (V nogakh pravdy nyet)

Literal translation: There’s no truth in feet.
Actual meaning: This phrase is an expression of hospitality. You use it to encourage someone to sit down and make themselves comfortable.

  • Без царя в голове (Bez tsarya v golove)

Literal translation: Without a tsar in the head.
Actual meaning: Whoever doesn’t have “a tsar in the head” is stupid, brainless.

  • Я тебе покажу, где раки зимуют (Ya tebe pokazhu gde raki zimuyut)

Literal translation: I will show you where crayfish spend the winter.
Actual meaning: Actually, a little background knowledge is necessary to understand this. If you like crayfish, you may know that they are especially tasty during the colder months of the year, from September to April, and that they hide in water holes. So, if you want to find them you need to spend a lot of time in the freezing water. In ancient times, Russian landlords would force their peasants to go and fish crayfish, sometimes as a punishment.

For this reason, the expression is considered a serious threat and is used when you want someone to do something they don’t want to do.