Talk:Russian language

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Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Verify : the whole article especially History section
  • Other : rewrite Grammar section (add info about Russian grammar's specificities, such as exactness, difficulty to learn by foreigners, etc.). Also borrowing of words, due to Peter I (who spoke Dutch himself and started bringing Europeans to Russia) should be mentioned. Russian has significant number of Dutch and French words, most of which are modified either due to grammar or simply because "plain people" couldn't pronounce them (or maybe just mocked them up).

Map of the Russian language[edit]

Why in geographical distribution of Russian language is the distribution in Russia not included?[edit]

It would be interesting to see the distribution of russian in Russia, because it also has many native languages and although i know that over 96% of the population speaks Russian, in areas of siberia, there has to be regions where most people don't speak Russian. Also it just makes sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lojinmagima (talkcontribs) 19:58, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

I couldn't find such a map in Wikimedia Commons, but you can anyway find a map in Google. However, I want to warn you, that such linguistic maps do often inflate the area of distribution of non-Russian languages. For example, such regions as Karelia, Mordovia, Evenkia or Yakutia can be coloured entirely in the colours of the respective language. But it must be beared in mind, that in some regions (like Karelia or Mordovia) only some districts indeed still have a significant number of speakers, while in others (like Evenkia or Yakutia) the population density is very low so in fact the speakers do not inhabit all the area but live in small settlements scattered across the area and even though the settlements may be half or more Russian.
Anyway, even if the map of the languages is lacking, but there is a map of ethnic Russians, usually the distributions of ethnic groups and the languages are directly interrelated.--Lüboslóv Yęzýkin (talk) 13:28, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:16A2:751:6900:78E1:81B2:6F48:AA38 (talk) 21:44, 13 June 2016 (UTC)


Who only one Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. (talk) 05:44, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Please clarify your statement or question. --Ebyabe talk - Border Town ‖ 05:50, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 August 2016[edit]

Change File:RussianLanguageMap.png to only editing admins, where it is spoken. (talk) 05:22, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Your request is unclear. Please clarify. --Ebyabe talk - Border Town ‖ 05:28, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

New audio file request[edit]

I would like an example of somebody talking in Russian on the article. Sausagea1000 (talk) 13:42, 12 January 2017 (UTC)