The first thing to do is get Google Chrome browser. That way, when you visit a Russian site, it will offer to translate the page to English. A very convenient feature. I've already pretty much learned the Russian alphabet, and can slowly read words, but most of the words I don't know. There are a few that I can read, like 'hosting'; I would think that they would find a Russian word that means the same thing as hosting, but they didn't. They used the same word, but spelled it with their alphabet, which is phonic. Pretty cool to be sounding out words, then realize I know one. This is what 'hosting' looks like in Russian: хостинг
Yandex is a big Russian search engine, they have a lot of features, I have a blog there. Here's a link to a beautiful Christmas display, actually, this is the detour blog I was talking about, you'll see the link there.