List of countries where Russian
is an official language

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This is a list of countries and territories where Russian is an official language:

Countries where Russian is an Official Language

  •  Russia
  •  Belarus
  •  Kazakhstan
  •  Kyrgyzstan

Independence disputed

  •  Abkhazia[2]
  •  South Ossetia[3]

Regions where Russian is an Official Language

  •  Crimea, Ukraine
  •  Gagauzia, Moldova
  •  Transnistria, Moldova

Organisations which have Russian as an Official Language

  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • United Nations (UN)


A map of countries where Russian is widely spoken.

In addition to the above mentioned countries in which Russian is an official language, there are several other countries where Russian, though not official, is an important secondary language. These include:

  •  Armenia
  •  Azerbaijan
  •  Estonia
  •  Georgia
  •  Israel
  •  Latvia
  •  Lithuania
  •  Moldova
  •  Mongolia
  •  Tajikistan
  •  Turkmenistan
  •  Ukraine
  •  Uzbekistan


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  11. List of English words of Russian origin
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  15. Russian language-History of the Russian language
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