I gave it a three because I am barley getting through the translation with help with my dictionary. I know some Russian but I am still studying. I am at a high intermediate level. Thus the Dictionary assistance.. I might be doing it a deservice if it isd a better translation than some of our English translations. It seems some parts are. I gave it a three stars on the scoring just in case. This is a standard they commonly use so it is good so far I am reading another Russian translation along with it and this one is superior than that one. It is a 1818 translation of the Bible. It is used by Baptist, Orthodox, Catholics and other Protestants in Russia, today.