The Russian language
Russian is the language of the world’s largest country. Like Polish and Czech, it is a Slavic language and is spoken by more than 170 million people. Russian is spoken not only in Russia, but also in the surrounding countries. As a result, Russian is also the native language of people within the European Union, such as in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Despite its huge size and the many different ethnic groups in the country, Russian has few dialects or language variations, in contrast to most Germanic and Romance languages in Europe.