SanTranslate, based in London and Nottingham, provides high-level Russian translation services. Russia is a very interesting market. It is the ninth most populous nation in the world with 143 million people and has the world’s 11th largest economy by nominal GDP and the 6th largest by purchasing power parity.

Russian, as well as being the most widely spoken Slavic language, is also the most geographically widespread in Eurasia. The standard well-known form of Russian is generally called the Modern Russian Literary Language. It arose at the beginning of the 18th century with the modernisation reforms of the Russian state by Peter the Great. It developed from the Moscow (Middle or Central Russian) dialect with some influence from the Russian chancellery language of the previous centuries. It was Lomonosov who first wrote a normalising grammar book in 1755.

According to The Economist, Russia has had an average annual growth rate since 2000 of over 5%. The OECD stated that Russia’s economy will expand by 4% this year and next. In contrast to persistent budget deficits in the 1990s, up until recently, Russia enjoyed a series of surpluses, thanks to high oil prices, economic growth, fiscal reform and prudent management.