Languages of Russian Federation
Russian Federation. 143,953,000. Europe and Asia regions. National or official language: Russian. See Russian Federation, Europe and Russia, Asia for languages in the European and Asian regions, respectively. Literacy rate: 98%–99%. Information mainly from B. Comrie 1987; A. Kibrik 1991; T. Sebeok 1963. Blind population: 350,000 in the former USSR (1982 WCE). Deaf institutions: 22. The number of individual languages listed for Russian Federation is 105. Of those, 100 are living languages and 5 have no known speakers.