Translating English to Russian online is easy nowadays. It is mostly free unless a large-scale translation is required. There are many choices ranging from a dictionary of simple English-Russian words, an online interpreter, a translation site to a translating service. Some of the services provide a downloadable software which can be used as an offline language converter. The article gives a list of websites where English to Russian translation operations can be performed.
This is the simplest and most basic form of English-Russian translation. Users of dictionary services like Freedict.com or Rustran.com will find a free and indexed list of words. Finding a specific word in such an alphabetically-indexed list is easy. It may be helpful in cases like an English-speaking traveler in Russia wanting to know a specific word or words in the local language. Note that this method is inadequate for the purposes of holding a conversation in Russian or to put together entire sentences in Russian. It can, however, come in handy when one is trying to learn Russian or only if you only need a few basic and commonly used words.
Using free web translation sites is the easiest and most effective way to compile sentences in Russian. It's also the best way to convert an entire paragraph or page of text from English to Russian, or vice-versa. A good example of such a free translation site is the Google word translator. Another example is the Yahoo translation service, which is better known as Babelfish.
For those who need a highly accurate translation of sensitive information or the translation of an entire website or book, a better choice would be to find an online translating service. This is not merely machine translation because it will be supervised and edited by expert English-Russian bilinguals. The translation would be correct on a word-to-word basis, in terms of the meaning and the context.
Yet another choice of translators is the downloadable software that comes with a built-in English-Russian dictionary database. Once it is downloaded and installed on a computer or another device, it can be used for instant translations from English to Russian. Some of the companies that offer such downloadable translators include Tialsoft, @promt, Ectaco and Freelang.net. The software can be a simple dictionary or a full translation service, like the free English-Russian online translation websites mentioned above. The only difference is that the downloadable translator can be used both online and offline.