Native Russian Speakers
You will get to know second language speakers of Russian language as well as native Russian Speakers under how many people speak Russian language. There is an estimate that there are almost 166.00 million native speakers of Russian language. Some languages have relatively large populations of native speakers and on other hand some languages have small population of native speakers. 110.00 million population speak Russian as second language where Russian is not the native language of the speaker. The number of second language speakers mentioned in how many people speak Russian are those whose native language is minority language of country in which they live. They learn the second language because it is official language of the country where they reside.
Native name of Russian
How many people speak Russian serves you with native name of Russian language. The native name of Russian is Русский. Native names are the local names for the languages. The native names of the languages are used by the native speakers of that language. The alternative names of Russian are Russki. The German and French names for Russian language is as follows:
French Name for Russian: russe.
German Name for Russian: Russisch.
In some applications, instead of using language names they use language codes, check out the language code of Russian on Russian Language Codes