June 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm #358785
Well, there are Northern Russian and Southern Russian dialects, also Centrall Russian dialects whic were basis for literary Russian, Novgorodian dialect was member of family of northern dialects. Differences between dialects never were to big, and now all Russians use standard Russian due to educational system and mass media.
We have educational system and mass media too but still many people speak in dialects or under heavy influence of dialect. Actualy person who would speak in pure standard Slovene dosent exist.