List of territorial entities where Russian is an official language

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This is a list of countries and territories where Russian is an official language:

Countries where Russian is an official language[edit]

Country Population 2010 Native Russian speakers Est. total speakers Status of Russian More info
Total 173,965,509 130,491,000 163,000,000 Russian language
 Russia 142,914,509 118,600,000 137,500,000 State language Languages of Russia
 Belarus 9,500,000 8,991,000 9,300,000 2-nd state language Languages of Belarus
 Kazakhstan 16,000,000 2,500,000 13,500,000 2-nd official Languages of Kazakhstan
 Kyrgyzstan 5,551,000 400,000 2,700,000 2-nd official Languages of Kyrgyzstan

Partially recognized or unrecognised countries where Russian is an official language[edit]

Country Part of country (de jure) Population Native Russian speakers Est. total speakers Status of Russian More info
 Abkhazia[1][2]  Georgia 242,000 x x 2-nd official language Languages of Abkhazia
 Donetsk People's Republic  Ukraine 2,300,000 x 2,300,000 1-st state language
 Luhansk People's Republic  Ukraine 1,500,000 x 1,500,000 1-st state language
 South Ossetia[2][3]  Georgia 50,000 25,000 50,000 2-nd state language Languages of South Ossetia
 Transnistria  Moldova 500,000 300,000 500,000 One of the official languages Languages of Transnistria

Countries where the Russian language has some official functions[edit]

Country Population 2010 Native Russian speakers Est. total speakers Status of Russian More info
 Israel 7,580,000 x 1,000,000 Used in the annotations to drugs Languages of Israel
 Tajikistan 7,616,400 50,000 2,500,000 Official inter-ethnic communication. Used in lawmaking. Languages of Tajikistan
 Uzbekistan 28,600,000 900,000 11,800,000 Used in notary institutions and registry offices Languages of Uzbekistan

Regions where Russian is an official language[edit]

Region Country Status Population 2001 Native Russian speakers (%) Status of Russian More info
 Gagauzia  Moldova Autonomous region 162,200 x Official Languages of Moldova
 Donetsk Oblast  Ukraine Oblast; de facto partially controlled by  Donetsk People's Republic 4,841,000 74,9% Regional Languages of Ukraine
 Luhansk Oblast  Ukraine Oblast; de facto partially controlled by  Luhansk People's Republic 2,546,200 68,8% Regional Languages of Ukraine
 Kherson Oblast  Ukraine Oblast 1,175,100 24,9% Regional Languages of Ukraine
 Mykolaiv Oblast  Ukraine Oblast 1,264,700 29,3% Regional Languages of Ukraine
 Odessa Oblast  Ukraine Oblast 2,469,000 41,9% Regional Languages of Ukraine
 Kharkiv Oblast  Ukraine Oblast 2,914,200 44,3% Regional Languages of Ukraine
 Dnipropetrovsk Oblast  Ukraine Oblast 3,567,600 32% Regional Languages of Ukraine
 Autonomous Republic of Crimea  Ukraine (de jure) Autonomous republic; de facto controlled by  Russia 2,033,700 77% Some official functions Languages of Crimea
 Sevastopol  Ukraine (de jure) City of state importance; de facto controlled by  Russia 379,500 90,6% Regional Languages of Crimea
A number of municipalities in Tulcea and Constanța counties  Romania x Local Languages of Romania

Organisations with Russian as an official language[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Конституция Республики Абхазия (in Russian). President of Abkhazia. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  2. ^ a b Abkhazia and South Ossetia are partially recognised independent states
  3. ^ Конституции Республики Южная Осетия [Constitution of the Republic of South Ossetia] (in Russian). The State Committee on Information and Press of the Republic of South Ossetia. 15 October 2004. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2009.