Cute but very elementary Are you on the plane to Moscow and need to learn something fast? FIRST, learn the Russian alphabet and the corresponding sounds. You can go a long way just with that. SECOND, well, this is fun and quick and handy -- except the words aren't shown to you in Russian, but in a transliterated form you will probably never see in Russia. For this to be worth even a few dollars the cute diagrams would need to be more extensive and the Russian alphabet would need to be used. Then you would have some idea what is going on while you wait for the long lines and pay the super high taxi fees to get to the city. Hopefully, you have someone waiting for you with your name on a signboard. Have fun! Some people hate it, but it is really an exciting, fun, and safe place -- usually.