Russian voice-over agency
Russian voice-over production made simple
Matinée Multilingual has been setting the quality standards in the UK’s Russian voice-over recording industry for over 30 years, from our recording studios in Reading. We offer a comprehensive range of voice-over recording services, and subtitling services in Russian, and in over 80 other foreign languages.
We have a good selection of the very best Russian voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Russian voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
Our Russian voice artists are talented and experienced in a whole range of different voiceover projects, from ads, to corporate narration, to character voices. Whatever the type of voice you need, we’ll be sure to help you find it from our selection of Russian voice talent.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Russian voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Russian voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
To calculate Russian voice-over fees and recording costs
Featured Russian Voice Talent
We have a large database of Russian voice talent for you to choose from, no matter what type of voiceover project you’re working on.
Here is a selection of Russian voice talent who we regularly work with, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we have a committed talent management team who will help you source the perfect Russian voice for your needs, and at a price that won’t blow your budget.
Our experienced and dedicated team are ready to answer your questions about anything, from selecting a voice actor, to the rest of the recording process.
Play and download Russian voice demos, add them to your Quick Quote
Russian video translation for Honeywell, including Russian voice-over
Working in partnership with Honeywell’s translation vendor, Matinée were contracted to transcribe and time-code the English audio and on-screen captions. Then record a professional female Russian voice-over with Russian voice artist Irena. And finally to localise the on-screen text and animations in Russian using the supplied translations.We also produced Arabic and Turkish video translations, which included burnt-in Arabic subtitles, Turkish subtitles and fully localised graphics and animations.
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Choose English read in a foreign accent
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A short history of the Russian language
The Slavonic languages derive from dialects spoken by the Slav people, who migrated from Poland to the Balkans in the 6th century. By the 10th century, three Slavonic language groups (Western, Southern and Eastern) had emerged, but they had so much in common that they were able to retain a common written language – known as Old Slavonic or Old Church Slavonic.
During the late 13th to 16th centuries, Russian began to diverge from the other East Slavic languages. Its development was influenced by other languages to the west and south (Greek, Latin, Polish, Dutch, German, French and English) and also to the north and east (Uralic, Turkic, Persian and Arabic).
The standard written language, based on the Moscow dialect, evolved in the 18th century, but the standard spoken language was only used by the elite and urbanites – the country-dwelling peasants used their own dialects. This changed in the mid-20th century, with the establishment of a compulsory education system by the Soviet government.
Which countries have Russian as a national language?
Russian is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. It is still widely spoken throughout the former USSR, and is an important secondary language (though not official) in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
How many people speak Russian as their first language?
It is estimated that around 150 million people speak Russian as their first language, with a further 60 million people speaking it as a second language.
Russian is the 8th most spoken language in the world, by number of native speakers, and the 5th by total number of speakers. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
Did you know…
- During the last century, Russian was widely taught in the schools of countries that were members of the Warsaw Pact or satellites of the USSR – like Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Albania, former East Germany and Cuba.
- Spoken Russian is similar to Ukrainian and Belarusian; in some parts of Ukraine and throughout Belarus the languages are often interchangeable.
- A large number of Russian dialects have survived, despite the efforts of the Soviet government. These are usually grouped into Northern (from St Petersburg east across Siberia), Southern (most of central and southern Russia) and Central (the area in between, including Moscow).
- Russian is writing using the Cyrillic alphabet, which is based on the Greek alphabet but with a number of additional letters representing Slavic sounds. The Cyrillic alphabet dates from the 9th century, when it was invented by two missionaries – Cyril and Methodius – who were asked to translate the scriptures into Old Church Slavonic.
The Russian economy
Russia’s economy is the 8th largest in the world by nominal GDP, and the 6th largest in the world by PPP. The country is rich in natural resources; it is the world’s leading oil producer, the second largest producer of natural gas, and holds the world’s second largest coal reserves.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has moved from a centrally planned, globally isolated economy, to a more market-based, globally integrated economy. Most industries have been privatised, and Moscow now has more billionaires than any other city in the world.
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Brian and Philippe…love them!! What a great call to brighten up my day! They were so professional and so funny and I could tell the client was really happy 😊
Philippe is definitely the best VO artist I’ve heard since being at Sponge! Just wow!
Pleasure to work with
Pleasure to work with these guys. Hugh and the team couldn’t do enough to help and keep us informed throughout our customer journey. Highly recommended!
Delivers great work, right on time
We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.
Fantastic to work with
The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.
Matinée is a company I can trust
I’ve worked with Matinee for well over 20 years, and continue to go back to them because of trust; a trust in their commitment to fulfilling the needs of my project, and a trust in the quality of their work.
I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects
I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.
Friendly and efficient service
The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.
A fantastic company to work with
A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through! Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.
They are always well organised
Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.
Quick response to meet my deadline
I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.