About Russian: Russian language is a Slavic language. It belongs to the Indo - European languages group. Belarusian & Ukrainian languages are Its closest relatives. The literary style & vocabulary of Russian language has been affected by Latin, Greek, German, English& French languages. Russian language is the Russia's official language. Cyrillic alphabet was invented by brothers Methodius & Cyril in the 9th century. Russian is 1 of the 6 official languages of the United Nations. In Russia, following languages are also used : Belarusian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Greek, Kirghiz, German, Bulgarian, Latvian, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, Armenian etc.