Russian
русский язык
Pronounce [ˈruskʲɪj jɪˈzɨk] (About this soundlisten)
Country Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, Latvia and other neighboring post-Soviet states, and Russian diaspora
Ethnicity Russians
Speakers
150 million (2012)
L2: 110 million (2012)
Family
Early form
Writing
Cyrillic (Russian alphabet)
Russian Braille
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 ru
ISO 639-2 rus
ISO 639-3 rus
Glottolog russ1263
Idioma ruso.PNG
Areas where Russian is the majority language (medium blue) or a minority language (light blue)
Russian language status and proficiency in the World.svg
States where Russian is an official language (dark blue) or spoken as a first or second language by 30% or more of the population (teal)
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