This keyboard has special keys that allow you to type Russian letters and have your text displayed correctly written in Russian. To use our online Russian keyboard, you can either type and click on the Russian letter that you want to insert into the text. Alternatively, you can type directly the letter below the letter that you want, ie d for д, f for ф etc.
The default with this Russian keyboard is lowercase. If you prefer uppercase accented characters, click on the SHIFT key. Select the text size that is most comfortable for you by selecting the icon with "Aa". You can also change the colour of the Russian letters at the top or the text that you are typing.
When you have finished creating your text in Russian, press the "copy" option at the bottom right and then paste it into your document.
The Cyrillic alphabet was first used to write Russian in the 10th century. The alphabet we use today began to be used in the 18th century. Prior to that time, a number of different alphabets were used for Russian, including the Glagolitic alphabet and various versions of the Greek alphabet. In Peter the Great's reign that the Cyrillic alphabet began to be used more widely. He reformed the Russian alphabet, incorporating features of both the Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets in an effort to make it more suitable for the Russian language. Over time, the Cyrillic alphabet became the primary alphabet used for Russian.
There are 33 letters in the Russian alphabet. This includes 10 vowels, 21 consonants and 2 signs (ь, ъ). Of these, 6 letters (Ё, Й, Ъ, Ь, Ы, Э) are considered to be separate from the main alphabet and are only used in certain words.
This keyboard works in all modern browsers (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or any others). Separately, we have a converter which is to bulk convert from latin alphabet to Cyrillic. Feel free to browse around our website for additional Russian learning resources, as we have a lot more!