Cyrillic alphabet

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: the alphabet based principally on the Greek uncials that was originally used for writing Old Church Slavonic and that in its modern form with minor variations among the different languages is the alphabet used for Russian and many other Slavic languages and for some non-Slavic languages of the Soviet Union — compare glagolitic

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