Skype is the most popular and demanded software for communication in real time. The programme gives an opportunity to exchange text messages, voice calls and create a video that will give the most realistic communication. Due to this messenger it is comfortable to communicate with people anywhere in the world.


To download Skype for Windows you need to go to the official website of the developer and click on the “Download Skype” button. To find the button is very easy, as it is duplicated in several places on the home page. In the opened window you should click on the button «Skype for desktop Windows». By pressing this button, you can download for free Skype for Windows 7 and other operating systems windows, but if you need a program for a different operating system, scroll to the next page and select the desired operating system. No matter whether you are installing Skype on the laptop or computer — principle will be the same: after clicking on the button “To download Skype” the process of downloading will start. For more comfort you can download free Skype Russian version on the website.

Type Messengers
Developers Skype Technologies
OS Windows XP, Vista, 7,8, iOS, Android
Interface language Multilingual, free Russian version
Last version
Size 43,70 Мb
License Freeware
Website Skype Technologies


So, after you downloaded the Russian version for windows 7 or any other version of Windows, you need to open the installation file. In this window, by default will be marked the previously selected language. But, if necessary, from the dropdown list you can select the language you want to install, or to install Russian, if the mark is not on Russian language. You can also tick “To start Skype at system startup”. If a tick will be not placed, then Skype will not start when you start running OS. Next you should do is to click on the “I agree — next.” In the next window you will be prompted to install the plugin Click to Call from Skype. If you don’t want to install it — deselect the tick and click “Continue.” Then you will be offered a few additional changes but you can refuse from them by removing a tick in front of them and clicking the “Continue” button.


After doing the above described actions, installing of the program for Windows XP, windows 7, Windows 8 will start. Then you will see a window which will contain a message, that the program is already installed. That’s all — you have installed the new Skype. Now you can run the program. To start a chat on Skype, you need to download a new version of Skype, run the installation file, go through the installation procedure, start the program and enter your login and password. Now you can communicate freely with friends and relatives, to arrange a video conference, share files, etc. It should be noted that you can download a free program Skype as well, as you can use it free of charge, except for some premium features.

Key features of Skype:

  • The creation of video communication.
  • Making calls to mobile and landline phones.
  • Sending SMS-messages.
  • Creation of videoconferences.
  • The group voice calls.
  • Text messages exchange.
  • Calls from the browser (with plug).


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