Russian Transcription Service

Our Russian transcriptionists, Russian audio typists and copy typists can produce verbatim transcripts where every word is recorded, or intelligent verbatim transcripts where any unnecessary utterances are excluded.

Speaker labels can be included as can time codes, depending on your requirement.

Professional same language Russian transcription services

With our same language Russian transcription service, our Russian transcribers will work from either audio or video files and will transcribe the Russian speech in Russian. The quality and speed of output will depend on the clarity of the source media file, so if you’re starting from scratch, please obtain the best quality recording possible.

Professional direct translation from Russian audio/video into English

We can provide a direct translation from any Russian audio or video file into English. Unless required, no accompanying Russian transcript is produced.

Time stamps

Our Russian transcription service includes 5-minute time code markers as standard. We can however increase the frequency if required to every minute/every 10 seconds/every sentence/every change of speaker, and with some languages, even every word is possible.

Source media file formats – Russian audio and video

We can handle just about any input format including:

Youtube and Vimeo links, AAC, ACT, AIFC, AIFF, AMR, APE, AU, CAF, DCT, DVS, FLAC, OGG, M4A, MP2, MP3, UPC, MSV, QCP, RA/RM, SHN, SPX, VOC, VOX, WAV, WMA, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AV1, DivX, DV, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV

Industry-specific Russian transcription service

We have industry-specific Russian transcriptionists covering a wide range of material including Russian transcription and/or direct translation from Russian to English of:

  • footage for tv production companies
  • academic research material for universities and libraries
  • oral histories
  • court tapes
  • police interviews
  • immigration interviews
  • solicitor/client meetings

Our carefully vetted Russian audio typists, transcriptionists and translators are bound by a non-disclosure agreement to keep all material confidential, but we are happy to sign additional non-disclosure agreements if required.

  • Russian subtitling rates start from £8.99 + VAT per source video minute
  • Russian same language transcription rates start from £2.99 per source audio/video minute
    Russian language direct translation from audio/video rates start from £4.99 per source audio/video minute
  • Please note these rates are a broad indication only. Minimum charges apply, and rates will vary depending on audio quality, number of speakers, subject matter, volume, etc.

Please note: VAT is chargeable for our UK clients. We are able to provide quotations in GB pounds, US Dollars or Euros.

Please refer to our Client Feedback page to learn more about the unbeatable Russian transcription service we offer.

Upload your files

If you have a project you would like to discuss, do please call us on +44 (0)1544 388040 or contact us via our Free quote and File Uploads form.


Russian is an Eastern Slavic language spoken mainly in Russia and many other countries by about 260 million people, 150 million of whom are native speakers. Russian is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and in a number of other countries, territories and international organisations, including Tajikistan, Moldova, Gagauzia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, and the UN. It is also recognised as a minority language in Romania, Finland, Norway, Armenia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The earliest known writing in Russia dates from the 10th century and was found at Novgorod. The main languages written on them in an early version of the Cyrillic alphabet were Old Russian and Old Church Slavonic. There are also some texts in Finnish, Latin and Greek.

Russian started appearing in writing regularly during the reign of Peter the Great (a.k.a. Peter I) (1672-1725) who introduced a revised alphabet and encouraged authors to use a literary style closer to their spoken language. The dialect of Moscow was used as the basis for written Russian.

Russian literature started to flower during the 19th century when Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol and Pushkin were active. During the Soviet era knowledge of the Russian language was widespread though the subjects authors could write about were restricted.

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Все люди рождаются свободными и равными в своем достоинстве и правах. Они наделены разумом и совестью и должны поступать в отношении друг друга в духе братства.

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Russian example video

These are intended as language sample videos - the subtitles/captions were not created by Knockhundred Translations.
You can find more information on our subtitling services here
AND LASTLY, A Russian tongue twister

Сев в такси спросила такса: "За проезд какая такса?"
А таксист ответил так: "Возим такс мы просто так-с."