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Facts about Russian[edit | edit source]

  • Language code (ISO 639-3): rus
  • Autonyms (how to write "Russian" in Russian): Русский язык / Русский
  • Other names for "Russian": Eluosi, Olossu, Russ, Russit, Rusijos, Krievu, Okhu-in, Rosyjski, Rusija, Rosiys'kyy, Rossiya
  • The Russian language is spoken in: Russian Federation

Russian is an East Slavic language native to the Russians in Eastern Europe. It is a part of the Indo-European language family, and is one of four living East Slavic languages, and also part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch.

Russian is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, and is used widely as a lingua franca throughout Ukraine, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and to some extent in the Baltic states.

It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution and is used in an official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet states.

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Russian Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

[http:/ Gramota]: Russian dictionary: spelling corrector, meanings, synonyms

Русская литература и фольклор, Russian literature & folklore

Словарь русского языка: Dictionary of the Russian language, in 4 volumes (1957-1999)

Толковый словарь русского языка: Dictionary of the Russian language, by Дмитрий Ушаков (Dmitri Ushakov) (1935-1940)

Этимологический словарь русского языка: Etymological dictionary of the Russian language

Словарь русских народных говоров: Dictionary of the Russian dialects, in 46 volumes (1965-2013)

Academic: dictionaries & encyclopaedias in Russian & English-Russian dictionaries

RussianDict: Russian-English dictionary - declensions & conjugation - Russian-English translation

Reverso: Russian-English dictionary & words in context

Lingea: Russian-English dictionary & multilingual


Multitran: Russian-English dictionary & French, German, Dutch, Spanish

Ets: Russian-English dictionary, translation of phrases (words in their context)

Loecsen: common phrases Russian-English (+ audio)

Goethe-Verlag: Russian-English common phrases & illustrated vocabulary (+ audio)

Ets: Russian-English dictionary, translation of sentence (words in their context)

MasterRussian: 1000 most common Russian words (+ audio)

Defense language institute: basic vocabulary (+ audio) - civil affairs - medical

Shtooka: Russian words, with translation (audio)

Tatoeba: sentences in Russian, with translation (audio)

Спортивный словарь [PDF] Sports vocabulary, Russian-English-Latvian-German (2010)

Book of Russian idioms illustrated by Mark Dubrovin

Rifmovnik: dictionary of rhymes

Russian-English slang dictionary & Criminal slang, by Charles Boutler

A dictionary of period Russian names (etymology) by Paul Wickenden

Russian words for forest trees, a lexicological and etymological study, by Brian Cooper, in Australian Slavonic and East European studies (2010)

Национальный корпус русского языка: corpus of the Modern Russian language

Большая российская энциклопедия (БРЭ): Great Russian Encyclopedia

Универсальная научно-популярная энциклопедия Кругосвет: Krugosvet encyclopedia

world atlas

Православную энциклопедию: Orthodox encyclopedia

Малый толковый словарь русскаго языка: illustrated dictionary of the Russian language, by Петр Евстафьевич Стоян (1916)

Толковый словарь живого великорусского языка: Explanatory dictionary of the live great Russian language, by Vladimir Dal (Владимир Даль) (1882)

1912 edition: А-З - И-О - П-Р - С-Ѵ

Этимологический словарь русского языка: Etymological dictionary of the Russian language, by Max Vasmer (Макс Фасмер) (1956) + text edition

Russisches etymologisches Wörterbuch by Max Vasmer (1956)

Essential Russian-English dictionary by Bella Anpilogova (~1965)

Dictionary of spoken Russian, Russian-English, English-Russian, War Department technical manual (1945)

English-Russian and Russian-English dictionary by M. Golovinsky (1912)

Complete Russian-English dictionary by A. Alexandrow (1904)

Complete English-Russian dictionary (1905)

Handy Russian-English and English-Russian dictionary: vocabulary by topics, by Salomon Isaac Luboff (1916)

English-Russian and Russian-English dictionary containing the whole vocabulary in general use, with copious selections of scientific, technical and commercial terms, by M. Golovinsky (1913)

Pocket-dictionary of the English and Russian languages by Karl Tauchnitz (1891)

Parallel dictionaries of the Russian, French, German and English languages, by Charles Philipp Reiff (1853)

Dialogues Russian and English by A. R. Thompson (1882)

Manual of Russian and English conversation by Julius Cornet (1858)

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