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Lesson 1. THE RUSSIAN ALPHABET

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The Russian alphabet "Cyrillic" is named in honor of St. Cyril, a Greek missionary who brought the written word to the Slavs in the 9th century. This alphabet, as it exists today, consists of 33 letters/symbols: 10 vowel symbols, 20 consonants, 1 semi-vowel and 2 symbols with no sound value.

The following is a presentation of the Cyrillic alphabet "Кириллица". It consists of letters/symbols which:

1. resemble Latin letters and represent approximately the same sounds. Russian alphabet 1.Movie Snapshot.jpg