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I've been a Slavophile since i began taking Russian language classes in the 8th grade. I just love the culture: it is truly something that samples the best from its neigbors on the east as well as those from the west. I've been a typophile since right around the same time. I remember my mother purchasing a pack of fonts with (not our first) computer back about the same time I began taking Russian classes. I was fascinated with the little catalog of fonts and i've been inflicted with fontlust ever since.
It's no wonder that these two loves should intersect, but i'm afraid i've only been able to skim the surface of Russian type design. This is kind of funny to me because my full-on font design obsession was kick-started when my little bro asked me to write him a letter in Russian for a friend to translate for him and I started looking at cyrillic fonts. However, i was just looking at some free stuff.
Recently, I've been trying to work on some Cyrillics myself and looking for Russian stuff and being blown out of the water by what I have been able to find. Firstly, Rich brought home a disk of Ukrainian lettering from ATypI. If you got that disc, be sure to take a look at it, some very intersting stuff on that one... Then I started searching the net and among other things I found the website of Andrij Shevchenko, who long ago posted his own Andrij Hand to our critique forums here. Unfortunately, I can't find where to purchase this beauty, or I'd eat it up! Then again today I was searching and I came across a website for a Russian foundry: Jakolev Type Foundry, which features a beautiful sans, a luxurious script, and a Paperback-esque revival of an old cyrillic type called Gnosis. Круто, вообще!
Anyhow, so I'm scraping the surface... If you are aware of any other cool Russian type links, post them here!