Mac OS X has excellent Russian language support. Configuring a Mac to type in Russian is easy. Here are the instructions you’ll need to enable the Russian keyboard layout in Mac OS X along with a short video showing how it’s done.
Step 1: Open the System Preferences.
Step 2: Click on “Language and Text.”
Step 3: Choose the “Input Sources” tab.
Step 4: Check the box next to “Keyboard & Character Viewer.”
Step 5: Search for “Russian” by typing in the search box near the bottom of the screen.
Step 6: Check the box next to the keyboard layout “Russian – PC.”
You will now see the language selector near the top right of your screen. The current language is represented by little country flags. To change the input language to Russian, simply choose it from the menu. You can also open the on-screen keyboard viewer from this language menu. This can be helpful when trying to remember where all the Russian letters are located. If you don’t have Russian letters on your keyboard, you can buy an English-Russian keyboard or some keyboard stickers for your existing keyboard.