Mastering Russian will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Malay might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 36 hours or 900 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is -.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Russian in Russian Federation, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, and the U.S..
Number of native speakers is about 137,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 166,000,000. The biggest country in which Russian is used as a native language is Russian Federation.
Native speakers of Malay are mostly from Malaysia and are about 77,000,000 people.
Malay are spoken fluently by 300,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and East Timor, Parts of Thailand.
Russian came from East Slavic group of the Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family.
Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family is the origin of Malay language.