Video: Overview of the Russian Language (русский)

Russian language overview video

The lowdown on Russian

In this video, Paul gives a great overview of Russian including:

  • its history
  • where it is spoken (global distribution)
  • background on the writing system
  • what other languages have influenced it
  • what regional Russian varieties exist
  • very much more

Paul includes example samples of the Russian language to illustrate the main points of how the language works - super helpful for folks just getting started and interesting in general for language geeks like me.

Words from the videographer

[This] episode is all about the Russian language.

Fun facts about Russian speakers

Russian is spoken by 265 million people in the Russian Federation and elsewhere. Of these roughly 110 million people speak Russian as a second language.

About LangFocus

I've been a big fan of the LangFocus YouTube channel for quite some time now.

I visit it regularly to deepen my knowledge about languages in general - the videos are both academic and entertaining, a great combo.

The LangFocus creator, Paul, hails from Canada and is a language lover and polyglot who creates a wide variety of videos about languages and language learning. His work is supported by his listeners via Patreon.

Paul @langfocus you rock

Keep up the goods :) I want to interview you for an upcoming podcast.