Translation from Finnish into Russian

ALBA Translation Agency offers services of translation from Finnish into Russian and from Russian into Finnish of materials almost on any theme and almost of any degree of complexity. Traditionally, the Soviet Union and then Russia were the largest trading partners of Finland and their share in the export and import of Finland was up to 20%. The main part of the turnover between Russia and Finland is accounted for by raw materials and energy supply from Russia, as well as export from Finland of products of pulp-and-paper industry, food, furniture, consumer goods, equipment and vehicles and construction works. At our translation agency, you are welcome to order translation from Finnish into Russian of documents of title to goods (bills of lading, delivery notes and invoices), private papers (birth/marriage certificates, passports or powers of attorney), contracts, tourist booklets, real estate documents, etc.

Finnish (or suomen kieli) is spoken by the major part of the population of Finland, as well as that of a part of the territory of Sweden and Norway. Altogether, Finnish is spoken by about 6 million people, and it is one of the official languages of the European Union, as well as of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Finnish is a language of the Finno-Ugric language family and is classified between inflectional and agglutinative languages.

History of Finnish

Finnish is one of the most ancient languages of the Finno-Ugric language family. It is confirmed that the history of Standard Finnish began in 1540, when the text of the New Testament was first translated into Finnish by the bishop Michael Agricola and the Finnish alphabet appeared, which was based on the Latin alphabet. Finnish developed under the influence of the neighbouring languages, mainly Sweden and Karelian. The decree of the Emperor Alexander II, who made Finnish the official language of record keeping in 1863, exerted important influence on the development of Finnish.

Interesting facts about Finnish

• There are two state languages in Finland: Finnish and Swedish.
• In 1987, under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Language Convention came into force, under which citizens of the Nordic countries have the opportunity to use their native language (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish or Icelandic) when interacting with official bodies in other Nordic Countries, without doing translation of documents into other Nordic languages. The convention covers such spheres as public health, social sphere, taxes, education, employment, judicial system and law-enforcement authorities.
• In the opinion of some linguists, Finnish, along with Russian and Chinese, is one of the most difficult languages to learn.
• Finnish has been recognised as one of the national languages of Karelia, along with Karelian and Veps.
• The Finnish names for some countries are surprising enough (Venäjä (“Russia”), Viro (“Estonia”) Ruotsi (“Sweden”), Saksa (“Germany”) and Itävalta (“Austria”)).
• The government of East Timor, a newly declared state in Southeast Asia with an open issue of the state language, in 2001, bought a large lot of Finnish textbooks for primary school (220 thousand books, with the population of East Timor being 800 thousand people). Finnish had been chosen because the population of East Timor did not associate it with colonialism.