We have achieved the implementation of a new language on EasyExpat. We are now pleased to announce that all our articles and sections are available in Russian, beside the existing English, German, French, Italian and Spanish languages. All sections including classifieds, jobs and tools are also available in Russian (with the exception of the forums, still in the 5 different languages which are available for posting).
Russian language is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia/Slavic languages spoken by about 278 million people (a primary language for about 164 million and a secondary language for 114 million).
The Russian language is primarily spoken in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus, and, to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics of the USSR.
In Latvia, more than one-third of the population is Russian-speaking (see Russians in Latvia). Similarly, in Estonia, 68% of the population can speak Russian. In Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Russian remains a co-official language with Kazakh and Kyrgyz respectively. In Lithuania, 60% of the population speak Russian as a mother or secondary language. Also, more than half of the population of the Baltic states speak Russian.
A number of Russian speakers have remained in Finland, there are 33,400 Russian speakers, amounting to 0.6% of the population (the Grand Duchy of Finland was part of the Russian Empire from 1809 to 1918 ).
Russian is also spoken in Israel by at least 750,000 ethnic Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union (1999 census).