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Favorite thing: For an English reader the first look at Cyrillic is quite baffling and exotic.
Russian has 33 letters and some are the same as used in English.

A, K, M , O , T look and sound as in English.

Russian has 7 letters that look like English, but sound different:
B, E, H, P, C, Y, X

It is quite rewarding to get the hang of the conversion of cyrillic letters to roman letters. Many words are the same or similar to English. Here is the Library of Congress recommended transliteration of Russian letters.

Fondest memory: Russian / pronounced /English If you cannot read this, change View/ Encoding to Cyrillic in your browser.
A,a.../a/...A,a
Б,б.../b/...B,b
B,в.../v/...V,v
Г, г.../g/...G,g
Д, д.../d/...D,d
E,e.../ye/...E,e
,.../jo/...YO,yo
Ж, ж.../?/...Zh,zh
З, з.../z/...Z,z
И, и.../i/...I,i
Й, й.../i/...Y,y
K,k.../k/...K,k
Л, л.../l/...L,l
M, м.../m/...M,m
H, н.../n/...N,n
O,o.../o/...O,o
П, п .../p/...P,p
P,p.../r/...R,r
C,c.../s/...S,s
T, т.../t/...T,t
У, у.../oo/...U,u
Ф, .../f/...F,f
X,x.../h/...H,h
Ц, ц.../ts/...Ts,ts
Ч,ч.../t?/...Ch,ch
Ш,ш.../?/...Sh,sh
Щ,щ.../?t?/...Shch,shch
Ъъ... hard sign
Ы,ы.../i/...Y,y vowel sound not in english, uh sound
Ь,ь... soft sign
Э,э.../ε/...E,e
Ю,ю.../iu/...IU,iu*
Я,я.../ja/...YA, ya*

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