About Croatian Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Croatian is the standard version of the Serbo-Croatian pluricentric language. It is used by Croats especially in Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. It is also widely spoken in the Serbian province of Vojvodina and other neighboring countries. Croatian is the official language of the European Union. The standard Croatian language is based on the dialect of Serbo- Croatian and Shtokavian. Apart from the Shtokavian dialect, there are other two major dialects spoken in the territory of Croatia, Chakavian, and Kajkavian. All the native speakers are covered under the term ‘’Serbo-Croatian in English. This term is considered controversial for some native speakers. However, some people use it in diplomatic circles. The Croatian language is characterized by Ijekavian pronunciation. There are a lot of Latin alphabets used in it that make it different from Serbian.
About Russian Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Russian is a popular East Slavic language. It is widely spoken in Russia and Eastern Europe. This is a part of the Indo-European language family and is among the four living East Slavic languages. Russian is the official language of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Interestingly widely spoken in Ukraine, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and many other Baltic states. Russian is spoken by over 258 million speakers all over the world. It is written in the Cyrillic script. You can easily distinguish between consonant phonemes with palatal articulation. It has a combination of soft and hard sounds. This distinction is a prominent feature of Russian. Another aspect is the reduction of vowels that are not stressed. Some homographic words include замо́к (zamók – a 'lock') and за́мок (zámok – a 'castle'). You may not be able to indicate the pronunciation of uncommon words.