In this post I want to give you some bits of advice about how you can easily tackle this barrier and get familiar with the Cyrillic script.
By the way, you don’t need to speak Russian to make use of these tips!
Then you can easily compare it with the “solution”.
You do not only practise reading but also learn something about Russia.
When somebody asks me what my major at university is and I tell them that I study Spanish and Russian, they often reply “What? And since the script is (somehow) unknown to us, it gives us the impression that Russian is difficult.