Five Fascinating Facts
The Russian language currently uses a 33 letter alphabet, the origins of which date from the Cyrillic alphabet in the 9th century. 2.
Russian is the official language of Russia
, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. 3.
Russian is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations, along with English
, Chinese and Arabic
There is no continuous tense in Russian, only past, present and future. 5.
There is no true 'it' in Russian, since every noun has a gender.