Cyrillic Handwriting, Take Two

I posted back in March of ’07 about some videos that Natasha at Spoonful of Russian had made, showing how to write each Cyrillic letter. These videos are still available, but if you’re wanting something a bit quicker, Brown University has a page with all of the Cyrillic letters; hover your mouse over each letter to see how it’s written. The “videos” are actually animated GIFs, so they’re much quicker to load than the QuickTime movies on Natasha’s site. They automatically loop, so you can quickly verify if you’re making the letters correctly or not.

By |2008-08-28T07:27:55+00:00August 28th, 2008|All Entries, Russian, Writing|5 Comments


  1. Ramses August 28, 2008 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Hey thanks mate! I actually struggled with Cyrillic handwriting for a while, although my Assimil book point’s out how it has to be done. Again, thanks!

  2. Adrian Morgan August 30, 2008 at 2:16 am - Reply

    As expected, there are differences between the methods used by the two sources. Of course, it would be surprising if this were not the case – the Roman/English alphabet can be written in all sorts of ways (here’s mine) and there’s no reason why Cyrillic writing would be any more uniform. If I had more patience I might look through all the videos and count how many of the letters are different from the illustrations on the Brown University page in some way.

  3. Learn That Language Now September 4, 2008 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Hi, great language blog you have here! Would you be interested in doing a link exchange? Just send me an e-mail with your URL and I’ll add your link to my blog. You can add my link as “Learn That Language Now”. I look forward to reading more blog entries from you. Thanks!


  4. Bunni September 7, 2008 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Do you have any (free) links where I might see paragraphs or pages of Russian Cyrillic cursive? I’m trying to teach myself how to pen cursive like a Russian native.

  5. Josh September 8, 2008 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Adrian: Yeah, the videos are a simple baseline to work from.

    Learn That Language Now: Sure, I’ll toss you an email shortly.

    Bunni: I was able to find a few handwrittein letters on Google Images by searching for “russian letter” and “russian handwritten letter.” If those won’t work, let me know; I have a book that has an example of a handwritten letter, and I can scan it for you.

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