As the thread indicates, I'm interest in the prospect of trying to learn Russian/Cyrillic the reason being that if you haven't noticed I quite enjoy being able to talk to others, and tend to spend a lot of time on the forums (I keep the forums pulled up at work xD). So the idea that there is a larger part of community to speak with sounds like a very appealing one. The downside though is that the majority solely speak Russian, and sadly I don't xD So barring initial attempts at communicating (I tried using google translate to try communicating, needless to say I ended up somewhat embarrased, and apparently confusing the people I talked to.... so my apologies! ), I've decided it'd be a fun thing to try and learn a new language. As it is I already speak english, and spanish so why not! That being said, I'm wondering ... might anyone know of some decent resources to begin learning cyrillic with? I did try the google search, but of course doing so yielded a whole bunch of courses, and junk being sold with the promise of "helping you learn!", but yeah... advertising >.< That being said, may anyone familiar with the Russian/Cyrillic be able to point me in a good direction to get started? Quite honestly even a basic childrens, "learn to read" program equivalent of hooked on phonics would be awesome! Thanks!