Outstanding Russian Translation

Outstanding Russian Translation

Russian Translation languageRussian is one of the great classical languages of the world spoken by about some 170 million people worldwide. There is a significant body of literary and scientific work that has been created in the language. Though there isn’t a huge amount of trade between the US and Russia at $31 billion, a number of very large American companies have a fair presence in Russia. These include Ford, McDonald’s and Exxon Mobil.

Besides, Russia holds over a $100 billion in US government bonds as a hedge against any future financial trouble. So there has to be quite a lot of Russian to English and English to Russian translation going on all the time. In fact, this has always been the case, even though the two nations have had a checkered past. The US and Russia (formerly the USSR) were allies against a common enemy during the Second World War, and have collaborated extensively in areas of space exploration in the recent past. The two nations are major contributors to the International Space Station that orbits the Earth.

Then again, Russia is among the five most important permanent member nations of the United Nations Security Council with the power to exercise a veto. During the years of the Cold War, the US and the former USSR would hold regular nuclear disarmament summits, which attracted much global attention. At any rate, the demand for Russian Translation Services and Russian simultaneous interpreting, was always there and it continues to this day.

Russian to English translation and English to Russian translation are particularly challenging as the Russian language has the reputation of being a notoriously difficult language to learn. Add to this the fact that there are regional variations of dialects of the language, therefore you really have your task cut out when it comes to hiring the a company for Russian translation services.

When choosing a Russian translation services company, one should look at their credentials in terms of the qualifications and practical experience of their Russian translators and interpreters. When it comes to official translation, from one language into another, one cannot take the textbook or academic approach. The translated content must be able to convey the original message in its entirety to its target audience.

This requires that the people who carry out the Russian to English translation must be as good as a native speaker of Russian in terms of their command of the language. This would only be possible if they have lived in Russia for many years or have actually grown up there. Conversely, someone translating from English into Russian should also be very well versed in the English language and a highly-educated native speaker of Russian, in order to effectively convey the full context of the original English message.

The selection of a Russian translation services company can be done on the basis of how much experience such a company has, and the kind of clientele they have serviced in the past. Companies like Capital Linguists that have a sterling reputation in this regards, what with their highly qualified and very well experienced translators and interpreters, are therefore much in demand

Russia has always been a nation of interest to the United States. A shared history (Alaska was once a part of Russia, which the latter had sold to the US in 1867) and the fact that quite a few prominent Americans are of Russian descent binds the two nations. The great American rock and roll artist and Nobel laureate Bob Dylan is of Russian descent. So are father and son actor duo Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas, as is the Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio

There is in fact a fair amount of demand for high quality English to Russian translation services not just in Russia, but in many other countries of the world. Russian is widely spoken not just in Russia, but in many countries that once comprised the Soviet Union- Belarus, Kazakastan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.

Russian may not be so widely spoken as English, but it sure is a major international language that is used for official purposes in a significantly large number of nations. This also means that the skills of the people carrying out the translations need to incorporate specialist knowledge in domains like law, science, e- commerce, marketing, finance, government regulations, and so on.

The advent of digitzation has meant that companies with business interests in the Russian-speaking market need to get Russian language website content created and optimized in a major way. This again requires translators with specialist skills to be able to come up with the kind of web content that would resonate with Russian speaking natives.

It might be a good idea to start with a pilot project, when hiring a Russian translation services company. This would help one get familiar with the process of translation, as well as gauge a translation agency’s competence and skill level. You may also want to check out the websites of a few translation companies to find out what sort of resources they have at their disposal.

You may for instance want to hire a company that helps not only with translation, but also with interpretation and interpreting equipment so that you can avail yourself of those services if needed. It may also not be a bad idea to read a few blogs about people’s experiences with Russian translation services.

The spread of e commerce thanks to the emergence of the Internet has brought the world a lot closer than before. What is often overlooked is the fact that none of this would be possible without the services rendered by translation agencies like Capital Linguists. You may have the best product or service customized for the Russian market, but unless someone is able to convey that in a language that evokes interest among the target audience, it will remain untapped. No doubt the online world, with its websites and social media channels, can convey a company’s message far and wide; but the first step always begins with translating from one language to another. That is something that is not likely to change anytime soon.

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Philip Rosen

Philip Rosen

Capital Linguists’ certified translation service and interpreters service was founded on Philip’s vision of a super-elite translation and interpreting force. Drawing on other high level interpreters and translators, he leads an exclusive cadre of highly skilled, professional language specialists.

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