Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters divided into 10 vowels, 21 consonants and 2 letters which do not designate any sounds. Each letter can be either capital or small. The letters can also be printed or handwritten.
Pronunciation of the Russian Alphabet
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Let's take another look at the Russian handwritten alphabet. You will find that it is very different from print letters and you need to pay special attention to how the letters are connected with each other. The benefit of knowing Russian cursive letters is that they are much faster to write as compared to print letters.
Now that you know the Russian alphabet, we strongly recommend that you read the following essential lessons to get a better idea of the Russian sound system:
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