Russian is a Slavic language which uses the Cyrillic alphabet. Initially it looks very difficult, however it’s not as hard as it looks after you study it for a while as most of the sounds are similar to those found in English with a few exceptions. For example, the letter Р which is pronounced like the Spanish R. For help with this I recommend you try the methods outlined at http://www.wikihow.com/Roll-Your-%22R%22s
The table below shows you the printed and written forms of each letter and how to pronounce them. If you are learning Ukrainian, the alphabet very similar except some letters are different such as і, ї and и and there is no hard sign ъ.