>> Metro Captions is an industry leader in Russian subtitling!

Did you know that Russian is the largest native language in Europe? For this reason, it’s also one of the most sought after languages when it comes to subtitling. If you’re searching for high quality Russian subtitling services, we have fantastic news: You’ve found what you’re looking for. Here at Metro Captions, we specialize in Russian subtitling for both digital and analog video, and we provide flawless translations 100% of the time.

Why should you choose to work with us? We’re glad you asked. Our world-class translators are experts in translation for Russian subtitling. One of the most unique features about our services is that each of our translators has industry-specific expertise. So no matter what your business’s niche is, we have the perfect translator for you. It doesn’t get better than that!

Well, perhaps it does. Did we mention that every project we work on is also overseen by both a language professional and a production engineer? This guarantees that your finished product will be completely accurate.

Whether your company is just starting out or is a worldwide corporation, we can handle your Russian subtitling project. We’ve worked on every type of subtitling project you can imagine – from broadcast realtime and offline closed captions, web media, and live web events to documentaries and film. Here at our high tech studios in Brooklyn, New York, we have the capability to subtitle in any format you need, including .mov, .wmv, .mp4, DV Cam, Digi Beta, HD formats, film or DVD.

If you want the best outcome on your Russian subtitling project, work with us. You’ll quickly see why we’re known as leaders in our industry!

Take a look at our Russian subtitling for AES Corporation’s Safety Day. We used white letters outlined in black to make the words really “pop out” to the viewer.  

About the Russian language

With more than 144 million native speakers, Russian is the largest native language in all of Europe. It is the official language in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and is also spoken throughout the Ukraine, Estonia, Moldova and Latvia. Russian is an East Slavic language, and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian is written by using a Cyrillic alphabet, consisting of 33 letters.

Want to know more? Contact us today for a quote!


Subtitles: Many names, colors and fonts!

“Subtitling” as we call it, can also be known as “burning titles on to screen” or even “character generator subtitling”. In general, this is the older way of adding a transcription of the voice to a video before the rise of such platforms as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and iTunes. Multilingual subtitling was an extremely popular process before DVD and its ability to “turn on or off” subtitle tracks was introduced to the market. If you choose to go this way, you will receive back a video with subtitles that CAN NOT be turned on or off. In essence, you will be forever stuck with the subtitles on the video that we send you back. Remember though, this process only has to do with the way the transcript of the voice is placed on the video, so you can still put your subtitled video onto DVD, Blu Ray or even YouTube…whatever you want, you just will not be able to turn the subtitles on or off. Although we consider this the “old way”, it is by no means unpopular. Subtitling gives the producer the ability to use different fonts, font colors font sizes and backgrounds. You can really get creative with subtitles if you wish, which differs from closed captioning files. There are really no strict FCC guidelines regarding how subtitles need to look or how they need to be placed. In the end, don’t get overwhelmed by all this! Metro Captions is a multilingual subtitling company with years of experience creating subtitles – we can guide you on best practices.


With 15 years of experience in captioning a variety of productions, from webcasting to television broadcasts to conference events and remote captioning, we strive to surpass our clients’ expectations. Our captioners are the best and most experienced in the industry.

How do you know if you need captions or subtitles?!

Due to their different contexts and purposes, captions and subtitles are characterized by a few important differences. Subtitles, as the name suggests, are usually placed at the bottom of the screen. Captions on the other hand, may be placed in different locations on the screen in order to make clear to the audience who is speaking. This is especially useful for deaf individuals who can’t rely on voice distinctions to pinpoint the speaker.

Subtitles and captions have some of the same hurdles to overcome, such as the vocabulary and reading skills of the program’s target audience. For example, both the subtitles for a children’s movie and the captions for a children’s television program need to consider the viewer’s reading time. Since most children don’t read as quickly as adults, this may mean using age-appropriate synonyms and shorter words.

Cultural localization must also be factored in. The UK subtitles for a French film might use the words “lift” (“elevator”) or “lorry” (“truck”) — words which may need to be altered for American audiences.

Still need more info? Contact Metro Captions today, a multilingual subtitling company you can trust!

Looking for closed captioning services?

If you’re interested in our closed captioning services, look no further! Take a look at our closed captioning page for more information. Let us show you how we can take your captioning project to the next level.

Metro Captions subtitled a video for us in 10 languages. We simply provided them the translation and Metro sent us back MP4 videos, each localized into the target language. Mike Sano

Project Manager, Lingo Now

Metro Captions is the only company we would work with for subtitling and closed captioning services. They are always fast and accurate! Anna Worth

Project Manager, Inter-Trans





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