Russia Handwriting

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See the Reading Handwritten Records Series of free online classes available at This series includes interactive lessons about Russian handwriting.

Russian Cyrillic block letters are show in the Germans from Russia "Language and Languages" section.

For examples of Cyrillic italic font click here. Dramatically different letters are highlighted in yellow.

For examples of Cyrillic cursive (handwritten script) click here.

Word lists that are general or that address specific topics are good resources to use in reading Russian records: