How did the Cyrillic alphabet spread to Russia?


How did the Cyrillic alphabet spread to Russia?

The Cyrillic Alphabet's Spread to Russia:

Though the Cyrillic alphabet is named after the Byzantine Christian missionary Cyril who, with his brother Methodius, is credited with converting the Slavs to Christianity, in the 9th century CE, they actually introduced a different alphabet later called "Glagolitic", which was based on the Greek system. After their deaths, other Byzantines developed the Cyrillic script which was even more similar to Greek; this took hold throughout the region and is still used today.

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The alphabet called Cyrillic was devised in Bulgaria in the 9th century CE, as a way of writing down Slavic liturgical texts and giving Bulgarian...

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