Russian Orthography

1963 translation of the official 1956 Russian orthography textbook, approved by the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Translated by T.J. Binyon and edited by C.V. James.

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Short History of the Cyrillic Alphabet

"This work describes the history of the Cyrillic alphabet, which is one of the oldest, and one of the most widespread alphabets in the world nowadays, from its creation at the end of the 9th century AD to present-day times. At the beginning, the author discusses the name of the alphabet, its probable creators, and the period it was created in during the First Bulgarian Kingdom, as well as the model for the alphabet. Then he traces the spread of the Cyrillic letters to other countries and regions: Russia, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, the Caucasus, Siberia, Alaska, etc. Particular attention is dedicated to tsar Peter's orthographic reform in Russia in 1708, its influence over other Slavic and Orthodox peoples, and, at the end, to the withdrawal from the Cyrillic alphabet at the end of the 20th century. In the article there are also notes on Cyrillic hand-writing styles (uncial, semi-uncial, quickscript) and typography." | Author Source

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The Origins of Cyrillic Script

"The most widely spoken languages that use Cyrillic script are: Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Czech, Kazakh, Kirghiz, and Macedonian.
Now, let’s find out why it’s so similar to the Roman alphabet we use, and where the differences came from.
It all started with Boris the First during the First Bulgarian Empire."

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