Russian (Russki) love poem (Стихотворение о любви), translated by Igor, a true poet! Every morning, my mirror sends me back to yours in Slavic thoughts. After each of your gestures to make up your face, I look at you smile, seeing your metamorphose! Tomorrow you will cross my life saying to me: "We are not so far away, you have been in me for so long! Wait for me, i come!" And you will come and say, "I send you back from your poem, Three words, the most beautifuls of the Russian language: "Я тебя люблю", take them they are for you! Early slavic tradition credits st cyryl with the development of a slavic alphabet, and cyrillic bears his name. Cyrillic is based upon the greek alphabet.
Russian is an Eastern Slavonic language, written in the Cyrillic alphabet, spoken by 300 million people through the countries of the former Soviet Union. As early as the 9th century, old Russian differentiated itself from the old Slavic (Bulgarian-Macedonian). Old Russian is made up of all the vernacular dialects of Russian territory. The earliest inscription is that of the Tmutarakan stone (1068), and the first Russian manuscript dates from 1056. Many texts are written on birch barks, then on parchments until the 14th century, then on paper in the 15th. In the 13th century a rich popular literature, the bylines, or gesture songs, is attested, but it will not be noted until the 17th century. In the 15th, literary works are composed in a language which is gradually released from Slavonic. In the middle of the 17th century the use of Russian in Moscow become generalized, and the written language became more and more close to the dialectal language. Under Peter the Great the Russian evolve towards the modern Russian (18th), a simpler style, close to the spoken language, is admitted, in the minor genres. Classical authors such as Karamzin and then the great Russian poet Pushkin create a supple and rich literary language that hardly changed for a century. Turgenev with Merimee, translates Pushkin's poems, he will also write some magnificent poems in Russian. With the revolution of 1917, the language evolves, the alphabet is simplified, the lexicon is sprinkled with terms derived from the revolution. The federation of Russia born in 1991 remains a potential economic giant. Its soil is full of minerals and its agricultural production is important. With 17 million km2, it is the largest country in the world, 9,000 km from east to west and 11 time zones. But since 1990 with a low life expectancy for an industrialized country and because of the emigration, its population decreases.