Basic Russian Vocabulary that might be useful
while traveling to Russia. Russian language without a doubt is one
of the hardest languages to learn and to speak. Even native speakers
can support this claim. It is one of the most common languages of
the world - the sixth among all the languages of the world in
terms of the total number of speakers and the eighth in the number
of people who speak it as a mother tongue. Russian is also the most
common Slavic language and the most common language in Europe -
geographically and by the number of native speakers. Russian is the
state language of the Russian Federation, one of the two state
languages of Belarus, one of the official languages of
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and some other countries, the main language
of international communication in Central Eurasia, Eastern Europe,
the countries of the former Soviet Union, one of the six working
languages UN, UNESCO and other international organizations. The
number of people who speak Russian is 137.5 million people (2010).
In total in the world about 260 million people speak Russian.
Russian remains widely spoken in all 15 former Soviet Republics
despite various bans and change of government policy. Many political
bloggers, writers, journalists and etc use Russian as a means of
communications across former USSR even if they are not technically
Russian. It is simple a language that can target highest number of
people in this region.