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Asked in Languages and Cultures, Russia

What languages are spoken in Russia?

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There is only one official language in Russia and that is Russian but there are over 100 minority languages spoken in Russia today (with the most popular being English) Russia is the largest country in the world and has a large diversity of ethnic groups, languages and customs. Some of the languages other than Russian are - Khalkha-Buryat, Even/Lamut, Evenki/Tungus, Nanai, Udehe, Chuvash, Altay, Yakut, Uygur, Bashkir, Tartar, Erzya, Ingrian, Karelian, Livonian, Mari/Cheremis, Moksha, Mordvin, Veps, Votic, Komi/Zyrian, Komi-Permyak, Saami, Udmurt/Votyak, Enets, Nenets, Nganasan, Selkup, Khanty/Ostyak, Mansi/Vogul, and these are just the Altaic and Uralic languages, many of which are very localised and spoken only by small groups. Answer Although Russian is the only federally official language of the Russian Federation, there are several other officially-recognized languages within Russia's various constituencies. This is a list of languages that are official only in certain parts of Russia (the language family in which the language belongs is given in parentheses). Abaza (Northwest Caucasian; in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic) Adyghe (Northwest Caucasian; in the Republic of Adygea) Altay (Turkic; in the Altai Republic) Avar (Northeast Caucasian; in the Republic of Dagestan) Bashkir (Turkic; in the Republic of Bashkortostan) Buryat (Mongolic; in Agin-Buryat Okrug and the Buryat Republic) Chechen (Northeast Caucasian; in the Chechen Republic) Chukchi (Chukotko-Kamchatkan; in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) Chuvash (Turkic; in the Chuvash Republic) Erzya (Uralic; in the Republic of Mordovia) Ingush (Northeast Caucasian; in the Republic of Ingushetia) Kabardian (Northwest Caucasian; in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic and Karachay-Cherkess Republic) Kalmyk (Mongolic; in the Republic of Kalmykia) Karachay-Balkar (Turkic; in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic and Karachay-Cherkess Republic) Khakas (Turkic; in the Republic of Khakassia) Khanty (Uralic; in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug) Komi-Zyrian (Uralic; in the Komi Republic) Mansi (Uralic; in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug) Mari (Uralic; in the Mari El Republic) Moksha (Uralic; in the Republic of Mordovia) Nenets (Uralic; in Nenets Autonomous Okrug) Nogai (Turkic; in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic) Ossetic (Indo-European; in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania) Tatar (Turkic; in the Republic of Tatarstan) Tuvan (Turkic; in the Tuva Republic) Udmurt (Uralic; in the Udmurt Republic) Yakut (Turkic; in the Sakha Republic) Answer The primary and official language of Russia is Russian. However there are some 35 other languages that have official status in one or more regions of Russia. Answer Most of the residents of Russia speak the Russian language. Other languages spoken in Russia include German, French, and English. Russian, German Belorussian and Ukrainian the aofical language of russia is Russian Russian. Russian. Russian obviously... Yes,Ukrainian,Tartar,English and Polish. They speak English Russian obviously. A great many languages are spoken in Russia and the former USSR due to the many and varied diversity of its people. The official language is Russian which is taught to all school children in addition to any local languages. The Russian alphabet is Cyrillic. Russian Russian and English. Russian. Russian language Russian salvik and Russian Russian Russian More then 100 (if not to count plenty of dialect forms of this languages). But to be true, you can hear in Russia almost any of languages, because this country is one of the most significant players in world politics and commerce. Russian and English. Of all the languages of Russia, Russian is the only official language. 27 different languages are considered official languages in various regions of Russia, along with Russian. There are over 100 minority languages spoken in Russia today. Also a lot of minority language are in danger of extinction. Russian =) In general, Russians speak Russian. It uses the cyrillic alphabet (derived from greek), although the language itself is more slavic in origin. bczzxdcvfszxcb bxaxdc cssdfvb cs x vb cfdzzxx vbvdfgb vbvdxx cccxss cv xfcxs xc xxv xfbgvgd xcccvvvcxcv xsdd xcc xvvv cvvdxc About 100 Russians speak Russian. Most Russian people speak Russian. Russian is the official language, but there are 27 others in various regions papito language Slavic Russian Russian. (Pruski.) Russian Russian is the official language but there are 27 other languages in Russia because of diversity. Russian. Russians speak mainly Russian. Russian is most common. russian They speak the Russian language obviously. Russian, and most other slavic languages belong to the Indo-European family of languages. :\ Russian...
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What is the capital of Russia?

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The capital and largest city in Russia is Moscow.
Asked in Space Travel and Exploration, Russia, Artificial Satellites

When was the first satellite launched?

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The first satellite was launched on October 4, 1957, the landfill Tura-Tam (now - Baikonur). This day is celebrated in Russia as a day of cosmic forces. The satellite descended from orbit January 4, 1958.
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What kinds of transportation is used in Russia?

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Car,Bus,Train,Motorcycle,Bike,Helicopter and everything else there is to transport in.Including carriages.
Asked in USSR in WW2, Russia

Who are Russian's allies today 2010?

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China, Timbuktoo, India, Vietnam.
Asked in Russia, Mount Everest

How much taller is mount elbrus than mount Olympus?

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Mount Olympus - 2,917 m (9,570 ft) Mount Elbrus - 5,642 m (18,510 ft)
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What mountain range divides Russia and Asia?

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The Ural mountains divide Europe and Asia.
Asked in Russia, Asia

Are Russia and Asia the same continent?

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No. Russia is not a continent, it is a country. Asia is a continent. Part of Russia is in the continent of Asia and a smaller part of it is in the continent of Europe.
Asked in History, Peter the Great, History of Russia, Russia

Who built a city as a window to the west?

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Peter the Great, Czar (Emperor) of Russia, built St. Petersburg as a "window to the west" as part of his efforts to make Russia more like civilized Europe than Asia.
Asked in Geology, Russia, Northern Hemisphere

Does the GPAA have claims in northern GA?

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Yes, GPAA has both claims and a LDMA cite in Georgia see for details. Yes, GPAA has both claims and a LDMA cite in Georgia see for details.
Asked in Travel & Places, Countries, States, and Cities, Russia, Mountains

Where are the Ural Mountains located?

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== == The Ural Mountains are located mostly in Russia, with the southern end in Kazakhstan. The range is considered to mark the continental border between Europe and Asia, extending 1500 miles from the Kara Sea and Arctic Ocean in the north nearly to the Aral and Caspian Seas in the south.
Asked in History of the United States, Alaska, Russia

Why did Russia sell Alaska to us?

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Q: Why did Russia sell Alaska to us? C: Good Question! A: The Russian Empire discovered Alaska somewhere in the 1800's. At this particular time, every country in the world was extremely poor and had harsh challenges like, exploring new worlds, finding new supplies, and did not even good enough technologies. The world struggled from the Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. The Russians suffered deeply from this. So, they sold Alaska to the Americans to gain more richness in their country. Today, Russia's land expansion is two to three times larger than America. Which leads them to the wealthiest country in the world. America and China are tied up with each other today. Russia has a poor economy still, because of their government. Their government overtakes thousands of homes and houses today. Russia has a harsh government in the past decade.
Asked in Cruises and Ocean Liners, Russia

What is Russia?

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The Russian Federation is the largest of the 21 republics that make up the Commonwealth of Independent States. It occupies most of eastern Europe and north Asia, stretching from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. It is bordered by Norway and Finland in the northwest; Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania in the west; Georgia and Azerbaijan in the southwest; and Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, and North Korea along the southern border.
Asked in Russia, Population

What is the population of Russia?

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141,377,752 exact from the C.I.A. (Central Intelligence Agency) The population of Russia is 141,927,279 as of January 1, 2010. As of November, 2009, the Russian Federation (Russian) government projected the population to be approximately 142,000,000. 141,852,000 The official population estimate of Russia in 2012 is 143,100,000. It is currently the eighth largest country by population.
Asked in Russia, Borders and Boundaries

Does Russia have states or countries?

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Neither. It has 'constituent republics' and 'oblasts'.
Asked in Geography, Countries, States, and Cities, Russia, Bodies of Water, Lakes and Rivers, Volga River

Country of origin of Volga blue?

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Former USSR and more specifically the Ukraine. There are many quarries with Volga Blue or a material similar enough to be marketed as Volga Blue. A few of those quarries are in close proximity of the Ukraine but most are typically in the Zhytomyr region of the Ukraine.
Asked in Russia, Turkmenistan

Is Turkmenistan part of Russia?

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It was part of USSR ("Russia") until 1991. Now it is an independent state.
Asked in Ukraine, Russia, Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings, Flags

What do the colors of the Russian flag symbolize?

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According to Wikipedia: While there are several theories as to the origin and reason for the choice of white, blue and red for the colours, none is currently accepted as universally correct. There is no official meaning assigned to the colours in Russian laws. The three colours purportedly came from the coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, which depict Saint George wearing white (silver) armor, riding a white horse, wearing a blue cape and holding a blue shield, on a red field. According to another version, these three colours were associated with the robes of the Virgin Mary, the holy protectress of Russia. Yet another interpretation of the three colours is that the order that they are placed in reflected the Russian social system under the monarchy: white represents God, blue the Tsar and red the peasants. Another very common interpretation is the association of colours with the main parts of the Russian Empire: white thus represents Belarus ("White Russia"), blue Ukraine (or Malorossia, "Little Russia"), and red "Great Russia".
Asked in Russia

What are the Russian Steppes?

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The plains stretching all over mid Russia consisting of green tall grasses and ocasional trees.
Asked in History of Europe, History of Russia, Russia, Peter the Great

How did Peter the Great change Russia?

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Tsar Peter changed Russia by modernizing it. He built the great city of St. Petersburg (a modern and splendid city, but one created from a wasteland at an extremely heavy human cost) and adopted many European customs. Some may say he "Europeanized" the nation, causing sweeping changes across all levels of society and customs. Introduced potatoes, which became a staple of Russian diet Started Russia's first newspaper and edited the first issue himself Raised woman's status by having them attend social gatherings Ordered the nobles to give up their traditional clothes for Western fashions - They were also required to shave off their beards. Advanced education by opening a school of navigation and introducing schools for the arts and sciences Reorganized and reformed the Russian armed forces and created a modern navy modeled on European practices

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