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  • Jul 12, 2011
  • 05:48 PM

Czech celebrate Cyril and Methodius

Brian Kenety / Czech Position
The brothers from Thessaloniki invented a writing system for it, the Glagolitic alphabet, which gave rise to the Cyrillic alphabet (named for Cyril), which is used to write Russian and (with modifications) several related languages today. Cyril and Methodius are also considered the founders of Slavic literature.

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