#8 – Russian (160 Million)
Russian is the official langauge in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus and many minor territories regulated by Russian Language Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences. It is recognized as minority language in those states that were the participants of Eastern Bloc and constituent republics of Soviet Union. Most of Russian language vocabulary get from Indo-European family of East Slavic group. Cyrillic and Russian Braille are the writing scripts of Russian langauge. It is the eighth most spoken language in the world.