English<>Russian Legal Translations
Our Translation Company is located in Spain and offers services for Spanish<>English<>Russian. Our Russian-native translators are legal professionals and are aware of the legal context in Russia.
What exactly is meant by English-Russian Legal Translation?
Legal translation is focused on a wide variety of documents such as wills, court and financial documents, declarations, patents or court decrees.
Legal translators of Russian must have a good knowledge of the legal system of the country from which the document originates. In order to avoid misleading translations, they must also have an extensive knowledge of both English law and the law that applies to Russia.
In a globalized world where companies from all over the world can do business, legal translation takes on a very important role. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that not all legal translations need to be official (certified). Translations from or into Russian should only be officially certified when requested by an official institution, agency or department. So be sure to check if an official, certified or sworn translation is required in Russia, or if maybe a simple translation Russian<>English will do.
Russian Legal Translation differ from other types of translation
Legal documents in Russian, unlike other documents such as a general web site, have a specific terminology. Our Russian Legal Translators are able to correctly translate these concepts into English or Spanish. They do not simply replace one word for another.
The choice of certain words in a legal text has a very specific and precise meaning. On the other hand, any ambiguity or inaccuracy can invalidate a legally binding document. A small mistake could have significant financial and/or legal consequences.
Legal jargon of each country (UK, Russia…) is complex and its terminology can be very specific. Add to this the cultural and regional differences in territories where Russian is spoken, and you can understand how difficult legal translation can be.
Legal translators translate a legal concept from English into Russian or vice versa. To be legally binding, the English and the legal Russian terminology must be unambiguous.
Textual references for Russian Legal Translators
All legal translators of Russian turn to reference works to do their job. For example, specialized dictionaries and glossaries, codes, laws and legal doctrine, both in English and from countries like Russia.
Legal translators frequently check out civil and criminal procedure codes and regulatory rules. In these reference books they usually find precise descriptions in Russian and in English of each legal concept.
Referral sources help translators confirm that they are using the appropriate terms used in a given legal proceeding. The work of a legal Russian-English translator is very precise and painstaking. In addition to these specialised legal researches, Russian translators use computer aided translation tools like TM (Translation Memories) and Multilingual Term Bases. Translation Memories let them find pieces of text already translated by them or by other translators. Specific Russian Machine Translation engines are also used in combination with TM and have proven to be very useful.
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A quick overview of the Russian language
Russian belongs, together with Ukrainian and Belarusian, to the group of Indo-European languages of the East Slavic group.
The individualization of these three languages occurred during the 14th and 15th centuries. The undifferentiated language of the East Slavs was renamed Old Russian.
A variant of the Cyrillic alphabet, the Moscow dialect was decisive in the creation of the written language, which in the early eighteenth century was emancipated from the ecclesiastical Slav that had been used since the tenth century.
Lomonosov's grammar and Pushkin's work completed this evolution, and in 1918 the alphabet was simplified.