If you plan to go to Russia it will be useful to learn some phrases in Russian language. But first of all you should know some rules, which you can learn from here.
Russian alphabet is a form of the Cyrillic script. Around 863 year, the brothers Cyril and Methodius regularized the writing for the Slavic language. The appearance of the Cyrillic alphabet relates to the activities of the Bulgarian School of scribes (after Cyril and Methodius).
Modern Russian alphabet contains thirty-three letters from 1918. Before 1918 the Russian alphabet had thirty-five letters. Letters Е and Ё were considered to be a one letter, И and Й were also considered to be a one letter.
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