The Russian alphabet uses the Cyrillic writing system. Cyrillic is said to be a daughter of the Byzantine Greek writing system, and a granddaughter of Middle-Eastern writing systems. This is the reason why some Russian letters are similar to Greek or Latin letters. There are 33 letters in the Russian alphabet: ten of them represent vowel sounds; 21 letters represent consonant sounds and two of them are silent symbols. In this lesson you will learn how Russian letters are written and pronounced.
Let's check out this lesson on the Russian alphabet.
The Russian letters are presented below in alphabetical order. Try to find the new Russian letter in each given word: