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Russian Alphabeth with Transliteration Scheme
Converting Russian letters into English ones, the Cyrillic symbols are usually transcribed or transliterated. Transliteration is more commonly used because Russian is a phonetic language, which means that, in general, letters are pronounced nearly as written except a very few rules. Nevertheless, there is no international agreement among experts on a single unified system of converting Cyrillic into Latin letters. That's why modern transliteration tables differ a bit.
Please note that transliteration is appropriate for written communication and isn't a reliable guide to proper pronunciation.
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