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for a quick introduction to the Standard Phonetic Writing System: it is used extensively with Russian to explain the pronunciation, so you will need to learn it.
(For the full guide to the phonetic writing system, click here.)
for an Introduction to the Russian Writing system (Cyrillic).
Recognition practice: Word Set 1. Phrase Set 1.