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Russian – English – Russian translations are among the services we provide at our translation agency.

Mondo Agit is an agency with offices in numerous European cities that specialises in the translation to and from Russian of scientific, financial, legal, business and technical documents (see areas of specialisation). We also offer a certified Russian translation service.

Russian translationTranslations go through two essential stages:

  1. Translation
    Our native Russian translators, who are experienced professionals with a sound academic background, translate only to their mother tongue and only texts that are within their field of expertise. These quality control measures, along with the use of the latest translation technologies, always guarantee the best results.
  2. Proof-reading or Spell-check
    Our translation agency offers two translation services so that you can choose the one most suited to your needs:

    • Translation & Proof-reading
      If your text is going to be published, we recommend that you choose the Translation & Proof-reading service which, as well as translation, includes additional proofreading by a second translator or proof-reader who is a native speaker of the target language and who specialises in the subject area of the text in question.
    • Translation & Spell-check
      On the other hand, if you just want a draft or informative translation, the best service for you is Translation & Spell-check, where the agency check the translation to ensure that there are no spelling mistakes and that all the content has been translated.

At Mondo Agit, our work is always guided by our principles. Our competitive delivery deadlines and prices make us your best option. Try us out. If you are looking for a Russian translator, please contact us.

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A brief introduction to the Russian language

Russian is an East Slavic language belonging to the Indo-European language family. Historically, the development of the Russian language can be divided into the following periods, the Kievan period, feudal break-up, the Moscovite period, Empire, the Soviet era and the present day.

In the year 1000, there were a number of very similar dialects. Later, in the Kievan period, once a certain political unification was achieved, Greek Byzantine calques and loanwords were introduced. Furthermore, the literary language changed and started to assimilate itself to Eastern Slavic.

When in 1100, the feudal break-up, put an end to the Kievan polity, the differences in dialectology became evident. Peter the Great, in an effort to westernise his empire, introduced various reform policies, as well as a reform of the alphabet, and secularisation.

In 1918, due to political unrest as well as radical changes, Russian adopted its current appearance, due to an orthography reform.

Russian has around 164 million native-speakers. Russian is the official language of Russia and a co-official language in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as in the unrecognized country of Transnistria. Furthermore there are large Russian-speaking communities in the Ukraine, Estonia and Lithuania. Russian is also one of the 6 official UNO languages.

The modern Cyrillic alphabet, which is used in Russian, contains 33 letters. In terms of spelling, Russian corresponds more or less, to the articulation of its phonemes; therefore there are some inconsistencies, which is common amongst modern languages. Modern-day Russian spelling is based on the reform of 1918 as well as the final codification in 1956.

In the 17th and 18th century, Russian punctuation underwent changes, because of French and German influences. Russian punctuation is essentially based on the Greek Byzantine model.

The language’s morphology is highly flectual and the syntax derived from the vernacular and Western European styles, and it has become the Orthodox Church’s liturgical language.

Literary Russian has considerably influenced spoken Russian, although the vernacular has retained some characteristic forms.



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